Accelerated Instruction

What is Accelerated Instruction?

For any student who does not pass the STAAR test in grades 3–8 or STAAR (EOC) end-of-course assessments, clarification of prior accelerated instruction requirements, specifying that it must include either:

  • Being assigned a classroom teacher who is a certified master, exemplary, or recognized teacher or
  • Receiving supplemental instruction (tutoring) before or after school, or embedded in the school day.

Accelerated instruction has specific requirements laid out by the state:

  • Delivers targeted TEKS-aligned instruction for the applicable grade level and subject area(s)
  • Is provided for no less than 30 hours total
  • If a student does not pass STAAR grades 3–8 or EOC assessment, 30 hours of accelerated instruction must be provided for each subject area.
  • Is designed to assist the student in achieving satisfactory performance in the applicable grade level and subject area(s)
  • Utilizes effective instructional materials designed for supplemental instruction 4
  • Is delivered in a small group environment, with no more than 3 students in a small group (or in a larger ratio with permission from all parents or guardians connected to students in the group)
  • Is provided by an individual with training in aligned instructional materials and under the district’s oversight

Please check out our Accelerated Instruction Newsletter HERE .

If you have any questions concerning Accelerated Instruction please feel free to contact our Accelerated Instruction Specialists:

Zach Urquhart at