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
If you have any questions concerning Accelerated Instruction please feel free to contact our Accelerated Instruction Specialists:
Zach Urquhart at firstname.lastname@example.org