Support to Help Ensure Your Child is On Track This School Year
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As a parent, you know your child best.
The disruptions caused by the pandemic have affected students in many ways, from their relationships with peers and social growth to academics. Every student had a unique experience and faced different challenges, as many were learning with hybrid or virtual models, and some transitioning between them as needed. As students head back to school, the partnerships between our schools and families have never been more important. They are critical to ensuring our students get back on track for success this year.
Commissioner Morath's Message
Earlier this year, the Texas legislature made several opportunities available for students who need additional academic support to get back on track and accelerate learning. To help families understand these opportunities and make the best decision for their student, TEA created a suite of customizable resources to support schools in providing resources to parents. Check out the resources and information below.
In many cases, your school will provide a customized version of these resources, so they might look a little different.
If you have questions about whether your child is eligible for these supports, contact your school directly.
Accelerating Your Child’s Learning:
House Bill 4545 became law in June 2021 to help students in academic areas where they need it most. House Bill 4545 also removed the consequence of grade retention for students who did not achieve “Approaches Grade Level, Meets Grade Level, or Masters Grade Level” on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) or STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) exams and instead allowed for extra tutoring and support. Now that the law no longer requires students to be held back based on their assessment scores, students in 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade who did not achieve “Approaches Grade Level” or higher in math or reading will have customized educational plans to support their success in the following year.
Additionally, all students who did not achieve “Approaches Grade Level” or higher on their assessments will receive a minimum of 30 hours of supplemental instruction in small groups. Students can receive this instruction during school when they are not receiving new instruction in the classroom or participating in electives, or before or after the school day.
HB 4545 Overview
Learn the basics of House Bill 4545 and how you as a parent can use its resources to help improve academic outcomes for your child.
What are accelerated
Learn the process and how you can take part in an Accelerated Learning Committee to help support your child by working with educators to map out a learning plan that suits your child’s needs.
What is supplemental
Learn how your child can receive at least 30 hours of tutoring throughout the school year to help him or her master their academic learning.
Resources To Support Your Child’s Learning: