Dear Madison Family,
On October 6, 2016, Governor Rick Synder signed House Bill 4822 into law requiring all Third Grade students not scoring proficient on the Third Grade state summative assessment be retained.
Madison Elementary School educators have set out to approach this work in a positive way designed to embed best practice instructional strategies, use of balanced assessments designed to inform instruction and systems of support that differentiate teaching to the learning needs of students based upon appropriate data points. To accomplish these overarching goals, Madison Elementary School engaged educators from across Lenawee County and the state of Michigan to draw out the best thinking of individuals. We have successfully created a system designed to assist all stakeholders with the implementation of this law.
In the process, Madison Elementary School has determined that embedding best practice instructional strategies, using balanced assessments designed to inform instruction, and systems that support the various needs of all students shall not be limited to grades K-3. Instead, all Madison Elementary School grade levels will participate in this system.
Third Grade Reading Law mandates that we use a balanced assessment system to determine student needs. Within the first thirty days of school, our students will be assessed with an initial screener to identify students who may be at risk of not reading proficiently. Classroom teachers will administer a comprehensive diagnostic assessment to determine the specific deficiencies of these children. Once needs are determined, an Individualized Reading Improvement Plan (IRIP) is developed. The IRIP will include the specific focus area, the instructional goals, the strategies we are currently using for instruction, the interventions we will put in place to target the deficiency, and the assessment we will use to monitor the progress of the student.
Below is a copy the Madison Elementary Parents’ Read-At-Home Plan for Student Success. Please contact us with any questions.
Abby Miller Nate Pechaitis Heidi Miller
4 Year Olds – 2nd grade 3rd – 5th grade Literacy Coach
Here is a link to an informative article explaining the law: What parents need to know as Michigan’s 3rd grade reading law takes effect
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