Local school and intermediate school districts (ISDs) have worked hard over the past year to create and support data systems to manage the 3rd grade reading law and the individual reading instruction plan (IRIP) process. A group of ISD leaders from across Michigan started the conversation earlier this year to look at what we could build together to systemically support effective data practices and literacy instruction while meeting the legislative mandate. Could one system scale to support this process statewide?
MiRead will initially focus on supporting school efforts in managing the 3rd grade reading law and IRIP process. However, MiRead is a long-term project designed as a literacy portal, that will grow to support students, parents, teachers, coaches, administrators, ISDs, and the entire state with increasingly comprehensive supports, intelligent tools, and to leverage the ongoing work of literacy groups around Michigan.
A dozen districts will be in the 'alpha' pilot this fall, with up to 60 districts being a part of the ‘beta’ pilot around the start of 2019. The goal is to bring this system to scale statewide for the beginning of the school year in 2019.
MiRead is 'powered-by' the Michigan DataHub as a sole source of data. Schools using the system will be connecting both their student information system and their early literacy assessment(s).
This collaborative project,
developed for schools by schools
, includes support from our partners: Michigan Collaboration Hub (MiCH), Michigan DataHub, Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA), Michigan Literacy Data Workgroup, Intermediate School Districts English Language Arts Leaders Network, Michigan's Educational Technology Leaders (METL), The Michigan Department of Education (MDE), and others.
As a project created and maintained by the educational community, collaborative support and partnership is essential. To get a taste of all this tool will offer, please check out the following images from our clickable wireframes.