Assessment Reimbursement Grant

Section 104d of the FY 2017 State School Aid Act provides $4,000,000 in an equal per pupil formula reimbursement to districts and public school academies (PSAs) that purchase a computer-adaptive assessment or one or more diagnostic tools, screening tools, or benchmark assessments that are intended to increase reading proficiency by the start of fourth grade.

Grant Award Announced - November 20, 2017

The equal per pupil for students for which the assessment was purchased (based on school year 16-17 student count) is $5.55 per pupil.

Reimbursement as per this section is formula based and awarded funds may exceed or be less than the cost of the assessment in which you applied for reimbursement. 

The approved district or ISD will receive an official grant award notification and an award letter via U.S. mail to the Superintendent by November 30, 2017.  Payments will be made via regular State Aid payments starting with the December State Aid payment.  You can view the State Aid Status Report after December 20, 2017 to see specific payment information for your district or ISD.

For more information about assessments, please visit the MCL: 380.1280f Assessments page.

MDE Grant Contact:

Please direct all inquiries to MDE-EarlyLiteracy@michigan.gov.