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3rd Grade Reading Legislation in Michigan

  • Signed by Governor Snyder on 10/6/16, is now Public Act 306 of 2016
  • Attempts to ensure that more students will achieve a score of at least proficient in ELA on the 3rd Grade state assessment
  • Requires implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) elements to ensure early intervention of at risk students.

Four Key Elements of MTSS Include:

  1. Provide reading instruction that meet the needs of the students in the classroom.
  2. Utilize assessments to screen, diagnose and progress monitor student growth at least three times a year using NWEA, DRA and WA
  3. For students identified as having reading delays, an individual reading intervention plan needs to be developed to layer on reading support and interventions. (IIP)
  4. Notify parents and provide support for reading at home. Parent/Teacher conferences, Parent compact, and 2 orĀ more year contract.
  • Legislates a process to retain students that fail to read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.

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