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Michigan Literacy Progress Profile (MLPP) / K-3

MLPP (Michigan Literacy Progress Profile) training will continue for K-3, 4-5 and beginning this school year we will begin working on MLPP training for middle school teachers grades 6-7-8, called MiCLASS (Michigan Content Literacy Assessment Standards and Strategies). The literacy training is all aligned to the Michigan Curriculum Frameworks Content Standards and Benchmarks.

The MLPP K-3 is an instructional system that provides a way teachers can document and explain what they know about a child's literacy learning and performance levels. The assessment tools, portfolio and individual student profile, along with instructional strategy guidance allows for a common language across classrooms and schools as a child progresses through early literacy experiences. The assessments that allow the teacher to dig deeper into what children understand about literacy and how they process text are: Phonemic Awareness, Concepts of Print, Known Words, Letter/Sound Identification, Hearing and Recording Sounds, Sight Word/Decodable Words Lists and the instruments that assess the milestone behaviors are: Writing, comprehension, Oral Language, Oral Reading, and Literacy Attitudes.

How is MLPP used?

  • Administered by teachers who have 35+ hours of MLPP training
  • Purposeful collection, analysis and use of MLPP data to inform classroom practice and decisions
  • Communication of results and interventions to parents and other educators
  • Incorporate into existing on-going activities of the classroom
Assessment alone cannot make the difference…
Assessment used to inform instruction can!

The FAMILY FUNdamentals are a product of the MLPP K-3. The packet of materials for Pre-K- 2nd grade support literacy with skills and strategies to strengthen a student’s literacy development. It can be used as homework, classroom assignments or as a summer literacy support.  The product is available to download free at the MDE website.

During the past few years over
10,000 Michigan Educators learned how to:

  • Use the MLPP assessments to determine the strengths and needs of students
  • Collect samples of student work and write anecdotal notes to supplement MLPP data
  • Create individual and class profiles from MLPP assessment results
  • Analyze the data collected from the MLPP to determine the best instructional methods and materials
  • Provide appropriate support to assist all children to make significant gains in their literacy growth
  • Communicate to parents specific information about their child’s literacy growth
  • Share successful implementations of the MLPP assessments and interventions with other teachers
Tracy Fosdick, Elementary Literacy Consultant
Phone: (231) 922-6314