Unpacking the Third Grade Reading Bill – Part II

The 3rd grade reading law requirements and demands on districts and the Department of Education continue to be sorted out. MDE continues to be diligent, providing updates and preparation for the implementation of the law? Beginning in 2017-2018 the Department will provide 3 assessments systems that include screening, formative and diagnostic. Districts will select one of the 3 to implement. …

Third Grade Reading Bill – Part I

Third Grade Reading Bill District Requirements- Part I On October 6, 2016, the governor signed House Bill 4822 into law. It is commonly known as the 3rd grade reading bill. Today Michigan’s 3rd graders rank 41st in the country in reading proficiency with nearly half not proficient. We have a civic duty and moral responsibility to help every student read …