3rd Grade Reading Law Information

Michigan 3rd Grade Reading Law
On October 6, 2016, Michigan became the 37th state to adopt third grade reading legislation when Governor Rick Snyder signed Public Act 306 into law. Public Act 306 of 2016 (now referred to as MCL 380.1280f) requires all 3rd Grade students not scoring proficient on the 3rd Grade state summative assessment be retained. This legislation took effect immediately and 2016-17 kindergartners will be the first cohort of students impacted by the retention aspects of the law in 2019-20.