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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.