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Read-at-Home-Plan for Student Success & Third Grade Reading Law- SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has been working diligently to provide guidance to local education agencies around the requirements of MCL: 380.1280f (Read by Grade Three Law). As a part of this initiative, MDE staff has collected questions and resources to highlight and address specifics of the legislation. The MDE has posted the updated October 2019 Read by Grade Three Guide. The information and resources were developed collaboratively by the MDE staff and Early Literacy experts around the state.

Additions to the October 2019 Read by Grade Three Guide include:

  • New questions and responses regarding the MDE/CEPI retention letter.
  • New question regarding the M-STEP testing window for spring 2020.

All revisions/additions are identified in italics.

Please note the Read by Grade Three guide will be updated as necessary. Any updates will be added to this document on a quarterly basis, or sooner as warranted.


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