The Read by Grade Three Law

Being a good reader is critical for children to be successful in school. In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed the Third Grade Reading Law to ensure that students exit third-grade reading at or above grade level.

The impact of this law began with the kindergarten class of 2017-2018. Walled Lake Schools educators immediately began a documented plan to assist these students and all of our early learners. This plan ensures that our current 2019-20 third-grade students are prepared for the state literacy assessment in the 2020 April/May timeframe.

In accordance with this law, and as a means of better informing classroom instruction, Walled Lake Schools has been providing K-3 reading assessments. These assessments identify students who need intensive reading instruction and intervention, and will also provide useful information to help teachers tailor instruction to meet individual student needs. (See summary of Curriculum and Instruction Implementation Plan below.)

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