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

Managing Accelerated Learning Committees

By |August 18th, 2021|HB 4545|

For students who are in grades 3, 5, or 8 and have not passed reading or math in their STARR assessments, HB 4545 requires that they take part in accelerated learning committees. An accelerated learning committee includes staff members, and the student and parent or guardian if possible. Their job is to meet to [...]

Tracking Accelerated Instruction

By |August 17th, 2021|HB 4545|

For Texas Districts trying to meet the requirements of House Bill 4545, a key element is for students in accelerated instruction to have 30 hours of instruction in the subject they struggled in. We’ve talked about how schools can create time for accelerated instruction, and how to schedule students, but how can schools keep track [...]

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, interventions, extra [...]

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 [...]

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