On October 6, 2016, Michigan became the 37th state to adopt third grade reading legislation; Public Act 306. Public Act 306 of 2016 (now referred to as MCL 380.1280f) attempts to ensure that more pupils will achieve a score of at least proficient in English language arts on the grade 3 state assessment. The retention component of Michigan’s Read by Grade Three Law will begin in the fall of 2020 based on that spring’s state assessment scores.
Oakland Schools is working with MDE and intermediate school districts around the state to share guidance on the implementation of this legislation. We hope the Michigan’s Read by Grade Three Law: Timelines and Resources guide below will assist districts and schools with successful implementation of Michigan’s Read by Grade Three Law.
(updated March, 2019)