This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.
|What is the compulsory school age?||Age 6 by December 1||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1561|
|What is the state's kindergarten entrance age?||Age 5 by September 1||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1147|
|What age exemptions or waivers exist for kindergarten entrance?||Opt-out: Age 9, if the student does not live within 2.5 miles by the nearest traveled road of a public school, and no school transportation is provided.
Opt-in: Age 5 between September 2 and December 1 with parental waiver.
|Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1561;
Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1147
|Does the state require children to attend kindergarten?||No||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1147|
|Does the state require the district to offer kindergarten and if so, full or half day? What exemptions exist for districts?||No||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1147|
|How many hours are required for grades K-3?||1,098 hours per year for grades 1-12 and kindergarten if the school district offers full-day kindergarten.||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 388.1701|
|What are the teacher-to-student ratio requirements for grade K-3?||Not specified in statute, rules and regulations.|
|What are the requirements for teacher training and professional development in reading?||Teacher preparation: Elementary teaching certificates require coursework in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities and differentiated instruction, as well as coursework in the teaching of literacy.
Professional Development: Districts awarded the 2017-2018 early literacy and reading skills grants may use 5% of funds to support professional development for educators related to current state literacy standards for K-3 students. Includes training in the use of diagnostic tools, progress monitoring and intervention methods. For a teacher in grades K to 3, targeted areas of professional development may be offered based on the reading development needs data for incoming pupils.
|Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1531;
Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 388.1635a;
Mich. Admin. Code R 390.1123;
Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1280f
|What are the requirements for teacher training and professional development in math?||Not specified in statute, rules, or regulation.||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1531;
Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1525
|Does the state have an early learning endorsement or license specific to K-3?||Not specified in statute, rules, or regulation.||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1531|
|School Readiness and Transitions|
|Are kindergarten entrance assessments required?||The department shall continue to make the kindergarten entry assessment developed by the department and field tested in 2015-2016 through a pilot program available to districts in 2017-2018||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 388.1704|
|What are states required to do with the results of the KEA?||Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.|
|Are there programs in place to guide the pre-kindergarten to kindergarten transition process?||Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.|
|Does the state have a statutory definition of school readiness? What do states use their definition of school readiness to inform?||Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.|
|Assessment, Intervention and Retention|
|Are assessments required in grades K-3?||Assessments in English language arts and mathematics must be administered in the fall and spring of each year to students in grades K-2. Math and language arts summative assessments are required for grade 3.||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 388.1704c|
|What do the results of K-3 assessments inform?||Results of the K-2 assessments inform students, parents, and teachers on the pupil’s proficiency and growth. Results of the grade 3 assessment inform student proficiency reports. The K-2 assessments are used to determine student proficiency before grade 3.||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 388.1704c|
|Are there interventions available beginning in kindergarten? What are the interventions available for students in grades K-3?||K-3 interventions are available. Interventions include a multi-tiered instruction model, targeted instructional support, individual or group interventions, progress monitoring and family involvement||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 388.1635a
Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1280f (2a-e)
|Is there a third grade retention policy?||Third grade retention is allowed with good cause exemptions.||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1280f (5.a)|
|For those states with pre-kindergarten to kindergarten transition guidance, is family engagement a requirement?||Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.|
|For those states with third grade retention policies, is parental input required?||Parental notification is required and parental appeal is allowed.||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.1280f (5.d)|
|Where is social-emotional development emphasized in statute?||Social-emotional health is emphasized in the great start collaboratives and parent coalitions||Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 388.1632p|