Accelerated Learning Resources

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To accelerate student learning to grade level TEKS mastery, we must rethink how we support teachers, adopt and implement instructional materials, and provide more time for the students most in need.

House Bill 4545 Overview

House Bill 4545 recently passed in the 87th Regular Legislative Session . The new statute is effective, as of June, 2021, with acceleration instruction practices required during the 2021-2022 school year for all students, based on results from Spring 2021. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be providing support and guidance for local education agencies (LEAs) during the summer in a few venues: 

 

  • Registration links of future webinars are available below.

Retention and Retesting 

HB 4545 establishes new requirements for accelerated instruction for students who do not pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®). At a high level, the legislation includes:

  • Elimination of grade retention and retesting requirements in grades 5 and 8
  • For any student who does not pass the STAAR test in grade 3, 5, or 8 in math or reading, a new LEA requirement to establish an accelerated learning committee to develop an individual educational plan for the student and monitor progress

 

 

Learning Acceleration

  • For any student who does not pass the STAAR test in grades 3–8 or STAAR (EOC) end-of-course assessments, clarification of prior accelerated instruction requirements, specifying that it must include either:
    • Being assigned a classroom teacher who is a certified master, exemplary, or recognized teacher or
    • Receiving supplemental instruction (tutoring) before or after school, or embedded in the school day

 

Please click below to learn more information about HB 4545 Accelerated Instruction Requirements:

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HB 4545 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Updated September 16 2021

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Texas Tutoring Supports

Updated August 12 2021

 

 

 

HB 4545 Webinar Dates

Webinar Topic

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1: HB 4545 Implementation Overview

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2: Accelerated Instruction Requirements & Tutoring

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3: Acceleration Learning Committees & Parent Engagement

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4: Accelerated Learning Resources

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Questions? Email Us

 

 

Planning Documents

District Resources

District Name

Template

Crystal City ISD

Accelerated Instruction Plan
Hawkins ISD Calculation of Accelerated Instruction
Houston ISD Accelerated Learning Tracker
Rockdale ISD ALC Meeting Agenda & Script

Rockdale ISD

ALC Plan & Minutes

 

Additional Resources