In order for students to be college and career ready, it is important that they have strong literacy skills. We know that one of the biggest predictors of literary success is a child’s ability to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. Grand Rapids Public Schools has placed an extra focus on 3rd grade reading for the past several years.
In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a law related to 3rd grade reading. The law requires that students pass a state test at the end of 3rd grade in order to move on to 4th grade. This portion of the law takes effect in the 2019-2020 school year. We’ve created a guide and resources for you, to ensure that your child is ready to read by grade 3! You can find it at grps.org.
GRPS will be hosting a round of Informational Meetings around the Read by Grade 3 law.