Recently, Governor Ducey signed House Bill 2190 changing the requirements for the closing of the 2019-2020 school year, based on the unique circumstances we are currently facing. As a result, changes to MOWR expectations for this year are as follows:
- The 3rd student literacy benchmark assessment data submission, which is due each year by June 1, 2020, is no longer required. Since schools are closed for the remainder of the year, there is not a way to assess students. Therefore, no data submission is required for the final data window.
- Similarly, since students will not be taking AzM2 this year, no 3rd grade students will be retained due to Move On When Reading this year. ***Please note: There should be well established intervention plans in place from day one for those students that have been identified with reading struggles and are moving on to 4th grade.
Arizona’s Move on When Reading policy is designed to provide students with evidence-based, effective reading instruction in kindergarten through third grade in order to position them for success as they progress through school, college, and career. The legislation in A.R.S §15-701, A.R.S §15-704, and A.R.S §15-211 explains the requirements for pupil promotion, early literacy instruction, and accountability for student achievement in reading.
The following brief videos provide a parent-friendly overview of the importance of K-3 reading and of the Move On When Reading program. They are available in English and Spanish and are perfect for communicating with parents about Move On When Reading.