Parents Are Key Partners in Supporting Reading Success
Schools cannot do this work alone, parents are key partners in supporting their child’s reading success. Both teachers and parents should work together to ensure that students are strengthening their reading skills and are meeting milestones each year, so they are ready to advance to the next grade. There are multiple ways to support your [Read more…]
Welcome to a New School Year! The MOWR Portal Is Officially Open!
We are delighted to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are here to assist you as you open the doors to another year of possibilities and outstanding education for students across this state. The MOWR literacy plan and data portal opened on August 1st. Literacy plans and the first round of data are [Read more…]
Move On When Reading: 2017-2018 Resources and Information
Welcome back to the start of a brand new school year! We hope that you all had a wonderful summer! As you begin to tackle your long to-do list for the beginning of the school year, we wanted to provide some important information and guidance related to MOWR. While this email is lengthy, it should [Read more…]
Important MOWR Updates
The 3rd grade AzMERIT reports were released this week to district testing coordinators. The MOWR results can be found in column Z of the data spreadsheet. If a student’s score on the reading portion of the AzMERIT demonstrates that the student’s reading level falls below the MOWR cut score, the student should be retained and [Read more…]
New Dyslexia Handbook Available to Support Families and Teachers
(Phoenix, Ariz., April 24, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today unveiled The Dyslexia Handbook, a new resource available for families and teachers to help identify and support students with Dyslexia. The development of this handbook was the result of recent legislation sponsored by State Representative Jill Norgaard (R) LD-18 in House [Read more…]
Education Community Letter From Diane M. Douglas
Office of Diane M. Douglas Superintendent of Public Instruction April 24, 2017 Dear Education Community, I am pleased to share a new resource available for families and teachers to help identify and support students with dyslexia. As a result of legislation sponsored by State Representative Jill Norgaard (R) LD-18, the Arizona Department of Education [Read more…]
In March 2017, Governor Doug Ducey signed SB 1131 which revises Arizona’s Move on When Reading statutes. The full text outlining changes to the legislation can be accessed at here.
3rd Data Submission Window Open
3rd data submission window open. Log on to the MOWR application on ADEConnect and input data by June 1st. 2017. No late submissions will be accepted on the portal. Email Move on When Reading with questions or assistance.
House Committee to vote on Dyslexia Handbook Bill
Published on Feb 8, 2017 The Arizona House Education Committee works toward passing House Bill 2202, sponsored by Representative Jill Norgaard, Legislative District 18, which would create a handbook geared towards helping students with dyslexia succeed in school. (Video by Joe Constantin/Cronkite News)