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Read By Grade Three Law

Being a good reader is critical for children to be successful in school. In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed the Third Grade Reading Law to ensure that students exit third-grade reading at or above grade level.

The impact of this law began with the kindergarten class of 2017-2018. Walled Lake Consolidated Schools' educators immediately began a documented plan to assist these students and all of our early learners. This plan ensures that our current third-grade students are prepared for the state literacy assessment in the spring.

In accordance with this law, and as a means of better informing classroom instruction, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools has been providing K-3 reading assessments. These assessments identify students who need intensive reading instruction and intervention, and will also provide useful information to help teachers tailor instruction to meet individual student needs.