If a student is retained, the school district governing board or the governing board of the charter school shall offer at least one of the following intervention and remedial strategies developed by the state board of education. These include:
- A requirement that the pupil be assigned to a different teacher for reading instruction
- Summer school reading instruction
- In the next academic year, intensive reading instruction that occurs before, during or after the regular school day, or any combination of before, during and after the regular school day
- Online reading instruction
This law will ensure students receive the instruction they need to develop their skills in reading. It will reduce the need for remedial education in later grades. Research shows us that students who cannot read are more likely to drop out of school. This intensive instruction helps prevent future school failure. Ensuring every student becomes a reader will contribute to Arizona’s economy by developing a skilled workforce and individuals who are prepared for higher education.
Parent Notification: School districts and charter schools shall provide annual written notification to parents of pupils in kindergarten programs and first, second and third grades that a pupil who obtains a score on the reading portion of the Arizona instrument to measure standards test, or a successor test, that demonstrates the pupil is reading far below the third grade level will not be promoted from the third grade.
Parent Notification regarding the new statewide assessment, AzMERIT: Click the picture above to find a “Sample” letter that explains AzMerit and how it affects MOWR.
|Sample – MOWR & AzMERIT Parent Letter English Version|
|Sample – MOWR & AzMERIT Parent Letter Spanish Translation|
Teachers, thanks to the hard work of Task Force members, national, state and regional contributors, the READ ON organization has developed an invaluable literacy tool for you to use:
“The hope is that these components will guide early care and education practices related to literacy, such as curriculum and assessment choices, to ensure that children receive every opportunity to make progress in a range of contexts and across learning areas, setting a child up for success in school, career, and life.
To help early educators inform parents and families about their children’s learning milestones
To contribute to a unified vision for the early language and literacy continuum in Arizona
To provide a framework for implementing high-quality early literacy programs”
Developing a Thriving Reader from the Early Years
A Continuum of Effective Literacy Practices and A Guide for Practitioners
|AZ MOWR 2014-2015 Informational VideoThis video explains the legislation behind the Move On When Reading Legislation and how it affects students in K-3 and retention of 3rd graders reading below grade level.You will see:
plan and data
you through this process.
3rd grade reading since legislation was passed.