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The number of users, and the number of quizzes that require support have grown far beyond what we had ever imagined. While our computer resources are hobbling along, the human resources have been completely overwhelmed.

Heretofore, funding for creation and maintenance of the MoodleReader and MReader code has come from two sources, Tom’s research funds and the Extensive Reading Foundation. Both of these were limited and are no longer able to support future feature development, payment of the cloud server and support staff to upload quizzes and respond to queries.

We have therefore established a two-year limit for free use, after which a licensing agreement must be reached. Schools however, that meet one of the conditions below may continue to use MReader for free:

Fee based on the higher level In the previous yearSupport Fee
Active Users greater than: Quizzes Taken greater than
2500+ 100000 $1500 USD
1500 50000 $1000 USD
1000 25000 $500 USD
<1000 < 25000 Free

Please download this document for a complete explanation of the policy, to take effect in 2023.

If your school meets either of conditions below, you may be exempted:

1.  Schools located in low-income regions, as defined by the World Bank. The exemption does not apply to schools located in the following areas: Andorra, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong SAR China, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, S. Korea, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao SAR China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Portugal, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan*, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.
*Not a World Bank member economy, so added based on other indicators. “High Income Economies” determined in accordance with data from The World Bank — countries with a GNI (Gross National Income) of $15,000 (USD) or greater.

2.  If a single teacher is using MReader without it being included in the published curriculum. The instructor, however, must provide a statement from the department head that MReader use cannot be supported by the school.

Schools that do not qualify for exemption will be contacted near the end of their 2-year exempt period, so that a licensing agreement may be reached based on the scale provided above.

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