Read by Grade 3: Support and Practical Resources
Hear how one school is "Beating the Odds" with nearly 100% of students in poverty, yet scoring at an incredible rate on the state assessment.
Teachers emphasize relationships and reading at home to prevent retention at 3rd grade.
Use the RNN Data Tool to see where your school lands compared to expectations
In addition to the excellent resources from MDE, the Reading Now Network has also put together a "Make it Stick" flier for parents, also available in Spanish.
Creative tips for helping children find a challenging text that is "just right," not to easy and not to difficult. Plus, suggested activities to engage students in the summer to help prevent the unfortunate summer slide that often occurs, especially for students in poverty.
Three levels of "Not Proficient" for Retention Consideration
A score of 1300 on the M-STEP indicates a student has reached proficiency in 3rd grade and is on track for college readiness. A score of 1280 indicates partially proficient which likely indicates a basic grasp of literacy, similar to the Basic proficiency on the NAEP. Usually, when a student takes the M-STEP, the standard error for their score is about 8 points, which aligns to MDE's cut score of 1272 or higher to meet the Grade 3 reading requirement, such that, students are not consider more than one year behind.
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