3rd Grade Literacy

At HPS, we have a focus on ensuring all of our students will be able to read well and independently by the end of 3rd grade. To this end, we have put many supports in place like Transitional Kindergarten, intervention time daily for K-3 students, smaller class sizes, summer school programming, and more adults in classrooms to help students with the all-important task of reading.

In the fall of 2016, Governor Snyder signed a bill into law that will affect students in the 2019-20 school year. Students will need to show that they are reading on grade level in order to proceed to the next grade.

HPS has developed K-3 Beginning, Middle and End of Year Benchmark Assessments to ensure that all children are making the necessary progress toward third grade literacy. For students who have not met these benchmarks, Individualized Reading Plans (IRP) will be developed to assist parents and students in reaching these benchmarks. If you would like to discuss or review any of the documents below, please contact our Office of School Improvement.

Individualized Reading PlanPDF Document

What Parents Need to Know PDF Document