In Texas, students who do not achieve "approaches" or higher on STAAR grades 3 through 8 or EOC assessments are required by law to receive accelerated instruction. These requirements have been modified by House Bill 4545 of the 87th legislature and recently updated with the passage of House Bill 1416 in the 88th legislature. According to these bills, students who meet certain qualifications must receive accelerated instruction.
Assigned a TIA-designated teacher for the subsequent school year in the applicable subject area;
Provided supplemental instruction aligned with the research on high-impact tutoring in the TEKS for the applicable grade levels and subject areas in the following manner:
No less than 15 or 30 hours depending on student performance and is provided in the summer or at least once per week in the school year;
Limited to two subjects per year, prioritizing math and RLA;
Provided in a group of no more than four students, unless the parent or guardian of each student in the group authorizes a larger group;
Designed to assist the student in achieving satisfactory performance in the applicable grade level and subject area and includes effective instructional materials designed for supplemental instruction;
Provided by a person with training in the applicable instructional materials for the supplemental instruction and provided by one person for the entirety of their accelerated instruction.
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