Third Grade Reading Legislation
Governor Rick Snyder signed House Bill 4822 into law requiring all Third Grade students who did not earn a proficient score on the Third Grade State Summative Assessment be retained starting in 2020. During the year many districts and ISDs interpreted the specific components of this new legislation and developed plans to be in compliance with the law.
Good News - With the exception of the retention language, this law is consistent with Grosse Pointe Public School System’s historical approach and dedication to a multi-tiered system of support for our students. Basically, to avoid retention a student must demonstrate one of the following:
Proficiency on State Assessment
Proficiency on an alternative assessment
Proficiency through a portfolio
Qualification for a good cause exemption
Here are some key documents that will help explain the legislation and how GPPSS will continue to support families and students through this process.
- Letter to Parents
- 3rd Grade Reading Legislation Implementation Presentation in GPPSS
- House Bill Number 4822: Legislation
- Sample Individual Reading Improvement Plan document
Parent Engagement Resources from Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA)