Haslett third-graders scored highest in the Lansing area on last spring's M-STEP assessment in English language arts. This is especially important because of a new reading law that will go into effect next school year requiring third-graders to be held back if they are a grade level or more behind in reading. In Haslett, 74.1% of third-graders who took the M-STEP assessment scored proficient in English language arts which was the highest among school districts in the Lansing area. Haslett Superintendent Steve Cook doesn't believe any third-graders will be help back as a result of the law. For more information, read the August 29 Lansing State Journal article by RJ Wolcott.