Accelerated Learning Resources


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

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) has provided support and guidance for local education agencies (LEAs).

Retention and

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


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

HB 4545 Accelerated Instruction Requirements


Samples and Templates

Texas Tutor Virtual Summit

Texas Tutor Virtual Summit 2022

School Year Staffing

Summer School Staffing & Scheduling Support

Master Scheduling Considerations Webinar

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Samples and Templates

HB 4545 Webinars

Webinar Topic

Recording | Slides
1: HB 4545 Implementation Overview

Recording | Slides

2: Accelerated Instruction Requirements & Tutoring

Recording | Slides

3: Acceleration Learning Committees & Parent Engagement

Recording | Slides

4: Accelerated Learning Resources

Recording | Slides

District Resources

District Name


Somerset ISD

Master Schedule & Reading Academy
Ector County Virtual Tutoring Plan

Crystal City ISD

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

Rockdale ISD

ALC Plan & Minutes

  Public Hearing - Proposed 19 TAC Chapter 104, Accelerated Instruction

Public Hearing 1 (YouTube)

Public Hearing 2 (YouTube)


Additional Resources

Resources for Parents

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