Read by Grade Three

In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a law that requires schools to identify learners who are struggling with reading and writing and to provide additional help. The law states that third graders may repeat third grade if they are more than one grade level behind beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has compiled resources and responses to frequently asked questions regarding MCL 380.1280f, referred to as the “Read by Grade Three” law.

Resources include:

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