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 does not pass (does not receive a score of “Approaches” or higher 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
Current 4th and 5th graders who did not achieve a score of at least “Approaches” on the Math or Reading STAAR last school year will be invited to complete their state-mandated 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction during the school year.
- Accelerated Instruction for students who did not pass the Reading STAAR will be held over the first week of Winter Break: December 19–23, 2022 from 8:30am to 3pm daily.
- Accelerated Instruction for students who did not pass the Math STAAR will be held over Spring Break: March 13–17, 2023 from 8:30am to 3pm daily.
Parents of students who will be asked to attend Accelerated Instruction for either subject will be notified by phone. Students should wear their normal school uniforms and pack a snack and a lunch to bring with them to Accelerated Instruction each day.
Each morning of Accelerated Instruction, parents should park and walk students to the Green Door to drop them off for the day. At the end of the day, all students attending Accelerated Instruction should be picked up at the Green Door promptly at 3:00pm. For the safety of all, parents should park and walk up to the Green Door holding their child(ren)’s normal carline placard(s). Please do not use the carline for Accelerated Instruction pick up. Students will be called outside and dismissed to parents one at a time. Please remember to bring your child’s carline placard so that we can ensure we are releasing students to authorized individuals.
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.