House Bill 4545 (HB 4545)

  • The summer of 2021, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 4545 during the 87th Legislative Session, which requires school districts to provide accelerated instruction during the 2021-22 school year for students who "Did Not Meet Grade Level" or did not take the STAAR and STAAR end-of-course assessments in Spring 2021.  

     

    The legislation includes:

    • The elimination of grade retention and retesting requirements tied to STAAR test results in grades 5 and 8.
    • The requirement for accelerated instructions for any student (including but not limited to special education, 504, and English Language Learners) who scored in the "Did not Meet" catagory on the STAAR assessment in grades 3-8 (EOC) end-of-course assessments or did not take the STAAR or EOC assessment. 

    Accelerated instruction is required for any student (including but not limited to special education, 504 and English Language Learners) who scores in the "Did Not Meet" category on the STAAR assessment in grades 3-8 or STAAR (EOC) end-of-course assessments did not take the STAAR or EOC assessment.  Accelerated instruction is targeted; supplemental instruction aligned to the TEKS which must help the student in demonstrating proficiency of each content area.  It may occur before, after school or be embedded during the school day.

    An accelerated learning committee will develop an individual educational plan and monitor progress for any student who scores in the "Did Not Meet" category on STAAR assessment or did not take STAAR or EOC assessment in grade 3, 5, or 8 in math or reading. 

    Beaumont ISD is utilizing gudance provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to develop HB 4545 implementation guidelines for the District.  Each school is using student data to plan targeted educational supports to ensure students requiring accelerated instruction receive appropriate supplemented instruction.

     

     

If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.
  • Janna Carter

     

    Janna T. Carter
    Accelerated Instruction Coordinator
    Curriculum & Instruction
    Beaumont ISD
    409-617-5258

    jcarter@bmtisd.com