New ADE web-host coming!
May 26, 2020 Attention: ADE is migrating to a new website host. It is estimated that the new site will go live in August. During this transition, there will be no new BLOG updates until after August. Thank you for your patience during this time. In the meantime, please reach out to the MOWR team [Read more…]
Stay Up To Date!
Guidance to Schools on COVID-19: http://www.azed.gov/communications/2020/03/10/guidance-to-schools-on-covid-19/ This page contains guidance and resources for Arizona’s public district and charter schools as they navigate COVID-19 response. The situation around COVID-19 is rapidly changing, so please continue to check this page for updates and guidance. This page was last updated on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 2:04 PM. [Read more…]
Check In for MOWR in 2020!
Happy New Year Literacy Colleagues! As we roll into a new decade, which is hard to believe, January is always a great time to reflect on the literacy practices from the first half of the year and determine what to continue, change, monitor, and/or adjust for the remainder of the school year. For our kindergarten [Read more…]
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.