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In October 2016, Public Act 306 (Third Grade Reading Law) was signed into law.  The law has many aspects that are geared toward achieving literacy success for students in grades K-3.  The major component of the law requires that 3rd grade students who do not pass the State of Michigan Reading Assessment beginning in the spring of 2020 are retained (held back from going on to 4th grade the following year).  Parents should note that there are several "good cause exemptions" that would allow students to proceed to fourth grade.  Other components of the law have been implemented for the 2017-18 school year. All students in grades K-3 must be assessed, using Michigan Department of Education (MDE) approved diagnostics.  Based on these assessments, students in grades K-3 who have identified "reading deficiencies" are to be placed on Individual Reading Improvemnt Plans (IRIP).  This website will serve as a source of information for parents and stakeholders for PA 306.

Rochester Community Schools PA 306 Flow Chart and Cycle

PA 306 Process and Cycle

Ready4K Text Message Program for Parents of Grades K-2 Students

Rochester Community Schools is partnering with Ready4K, a research-based text messaging program for parents provided at no cost. Each week, you will receive FUN FACTS and EASY TIPS to boost your child’s learning in the area of literacy (for kindergarten) and literacy, math, and social emotional skills (for grades 1-2). Ready4K activities build on the concepts that that you already do with your child and that your child learns at school.  Click here for more information as well as our electronic registration form.