House Bill 4545, passed in the 87th Regular Session of the Texas State Legislature, requires that public and charter school districts throughout Texas offer 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction per subject area for any student who receives a score of “Did Not Meet” on any subject of the STAAR test in Grades 3–8 or STAAR end-of-course (EOC) assessments (up to 120 hours of Accelerated Instruction).
Lower School Accelerated Instruction
Due to the shipping mishap involving our STAAR answer documents, we will not be able to offer Accelerated Learning during the summer as we had originally intended. Instead, our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who do not achieve a score of at least Approaches on the Math or Reading STAAR will be invited to complete their State-mandated 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction at some time during the school year. Once those plans are finalized, we will communicate directly with families of affected students.
Upper School Accelerated Instruction
Students who failed the Science and/or Social Studies portions of the STAAR exam last year (May 2021) and students who fail this year’s STAAR exams (May 2022) will be invited to complete their required 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction this June during a half-day Summer Accelerated Instruction Program from June 6th to 24th.
Later this spring we will send invitations for the Summer Accelerated Instruction Program to scholars in 6th though 9th grade based on performance on the practice STAAR tests taken this February, other academic assessments, and performance throughout the school year. We request that you keep the dates of June 6th-24th in mind as you make your summer plans as this opportunity will be highly impactful for scholars struggling with academic performance and growth.