The Arizona State Legislature appropriates approximately $45 million annually to elementary schools for the purpose of supporting effective reading instruction in grades K-3. To receive these additional funds, each school district and charter school is annually or biennially required to submit a literacy plan and triannual data for review and approval by the Arizona Department of Education Move on When Reading team.
Literacy Plans for 2021-2022 are due on or by October 1st, 2021 and Literacy Assessment Data and Narratives are due:
Only one data window can be open at a time. Once the window closes and a new data window opens, it is no longer accessible in your ADEConnect portal should you miss a deadline.
Directions for gaining access to the MOWR portal for school-level and LEA-level approvers who are new to MOWR. It is the responsibility of the LEA entity administrator to ensure up-to-date approvers. The MOWR team cannot update these permissions.
Step-by-step guidance: (this is the first step in a multi-step process)
Accessing the MOWR portal as the School Approver
Entering school-level information
Submitting a school literacy plan to district/charter LEA Approver
This school submission (even for single-site charters/districts) does not go directly to ADE. An LEA Approver will now need to review and accept each school plan prior to submitting to ADE. See the LEA section below, for the next steps.
Literacy assessment data is submitted to the ADE three times per school year via the MOWR portal.
This data is due by October 1, February 1, and June 1 of each year. If your school or LEA misses a data submission due date and is no longer able to submit the data electronically, please contact Move On When Reading.
This document is intended to provide technical guidance for revising a MOWR Literacy Plan that has been rejected by the ADE MOWR team. Plans may be rejected when information is missing, incorrect, or not reflective of Arizona statutory requirements or best practices. As a reminder, MOWR funding is released to districts/charters upon the final approval of the MOWR Literacy Plan.