Principal Evans-Stewart address parents and students regarding the "Read by Grade Three" Law.
In 2016, the State of Michigan passed Public Act 451 (link to MCL 380. 1280f), now referred to as the “Read by Grade Three” law. In addition to the requirements listed below in the summary, the law outlines that all students who are not reading on a third-grade level by the end of the school year as measured by the state reading assessment are retained.
All children in third grade are required to take the state assessment beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Students must be proficient on this test in reading in order to be promoted to the fourth grade. The law outlines that good cause exemptions can be granted.