• Michigan's Read By Grade Three Law


  • Did You Know?

    • In 2016, the State of Michigan passed a law stating that school districts must assess and identify struggling readers and writers in K-3 within the first 30 days of school. 
    • Districts are required to provide such students the appropriate help in literacy, while detailing these plans in an Individual Reading Improvement Plan (IRIP).
    • The law states that students may be retained in third grade if they are more than a grade level behind in reading (as determined by their score in English Language Arts on the M-Step Statewide Assessment).
    • IRIP plans will be shared with parents/guardians and a "read at home" plan will be developed in order to support learning outside of school.
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