EDUCATION BLOG2021-07-29T13:56:01-04:00

Scheduling Students for Accelerated Instruction

By |August 16th, 2021|HB 4545|

Accelerated instruction requires that any students in grades 3-12 who did not score at least Approaches on their STARR assessment or End of Course (EOC) exam receive intervention support in groups of up to 3. However, with parent approval some schools may receive a waiver and that number can be higher. Within Enriching Students, a [...]

Creating Time for Accelerated Instruction

By |August 16th, 2021|HB 4545|

Under Texas House Bill 4545, it’s required that schools have an instructional plan to meet the needs of each student. This includes not only academically, but emphasizes their social-emotional needs as well. For schools, this will mean that time needs to be spent with each student, or perhaps a small group, for enrichment, SEL, [...]

Enrichment is Essential for All Students

By |June 16th, 2021|Enrichment|

It’s true, students likely have not learned what they would have in a pre-Covid, fully in-person school year. Standards of where a student should be, at a certain grade level, are defined. Schools that use competency based grading systems and or that are a high functioning PLC may also have defined what is essential [...]

Competency-Based Education: Rethinking Grading Practices

By |December 11th, 2020|Competency-Based Education, Podcasts|

Competency-based education focuses on student learning and mastery of skills, not seat time. Many schools have begun to, or have already shifted to this type of model.Students benefit from competency-based education because it's more flexible, and ensures that they really learn a concept. It's not based on a traditional model where students are required to [...]

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