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Move on When Reading
Arizona's Move on When Reading (MOWR) 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.
Visit the Arizona Department of Education's Move on When Reading resource page to learn more about MOWR and view Read On Arizona- The AZ Guide to Literacy for AZ Families HERE.
What to Know About Supplemental Materials
All supplementary books and materials must be approved and adopted by the SVUSD Governing Board. Please use the Supplemental Material Form to report any supplemental materials you will be using in your classroom during the school year by clicking HERE or by emailing Terri Romo.
Note: Supplemental materials that have been identified as containing Profane/Vulgar Language, Sexual or Violent Content require that the Parent Information Form for Supplemental Materials is sent home two weeks prior to the use of these materials. In addition to parent notification, you will be required to fill out the Request to use Supplemental Materials Form.
Fundations: Multisensory, structured language program for K-2nd grade.
Fountas & Pinnell: Literacy Instruction for grades 2-6.
HMH Into Math: Math curriculum for K-12.
Wonders: Kinder to 5th grade English Language Arts curriculum.
StudySync: 6th to 12th grade English Language Arts curriculum.
Acadience Reading: Standardized Individually Administered measures of early literacy development.
Accelerated Reading (K-3): A curriculum-based assessment tool that provides a summary and analysis of results to enable teachers to monitor both the quantity and quality of reading practice engaged in by their students.
Star Reading: Standardized, computer, adaptive assessments that assist teachers in diagnosing student achievement in early reading skills.
Title One: Title One provides additional support to students who are not meeting the standards. Title One is a program where students work in small groups with a reading specialist and highly qualified paraprofessionals.
Literacy Intervention: Literacy Intervention provides K-3rd grade students with small-group intensive instruction to meet grade-level literacy standards. These small groups are provided by highly trained paraprofessionals.
Parents' Right to Know
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, parents have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teacher. Specifically, parents may request the following:
Whether a teacher has met the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or another provisional status through which state licensing criteria have been waived.
The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the qualifications of our school professionals, please contact the front office at your student's school.
Teachers and staff follow District standards when planning instruction for our students. These standards are the guidelines for each subject area. Teachers use a variety of strategies to support every learning style.
AASA: Arizona Academic Standards Assessment
All Arizona public school students in Grades 3 - 8 will take the grade-level AASA assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
AASA testing typically takes place in April. Visit the Arizona Department of Education's AASA page for more information.
AzSCI: Arizona Science Test
AzSCI is the statewide achievement test for Science. AzSCI will be administered in 5th grade (equally covering domains from Grade 3/4/5 standards), 8th grade (equally covering domains from Grade 6/7/8 standards), and 11th grade - Cohort 2023 (equally covering domains from high school standards).
AzSCI testing typically takes place in late March - April. Visit the Arizona Department of Education's AzSCI page for more information, sample tests, and schools' performance on the assessment.
ACT Aspire is the statewide high school achievement test, which will be administered to students in Grade 9.
The ACT Aspire testing takes place in April. Visit the Arizona Department of Education's ACT Aspire page for more information, sample tests, and schools' performance on the assessment.
ACT is the statewide high school achievement test, which will be administered to students in Grade 11.
The ACT testing takes place in April. Visit the Arizona Department of Education's ACT page for more information, sample tests, and schools' performance on the assessment.