Third-Grade Reading Law

What is Public Act 306?

On October 6, 2016, Michigan adopted the 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 third-grade students not scoring proficient on the 3rd Grade state summative assessment be retained. This legislation took effect immediately and 2016-17 kindergarteners will be the first cohort of students impacted by the retention aspects of the law in 2019-20.

Public Act 306 House Bill
Frequently Asked Questions
A Parent Guide to PA 306
Southfield Public Schools and PA 306 power point for parents
PA 306 Letter to Parents
PA 306 Reading Assessment Requirements

Parent Engagement
Read at Home Plan for Student Success



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