• Assessment

     
     
    Dr. Tammy Riemenschneider
    Director of District Assessments, Dyslexia, 504 & RtI
    817/202-2500 ext.1034
     
     

    General STAAR Information   

     

    STAAR, STAAR Alt 2, and TELPAS Testing Dates

    Accelerated Instruction Requirements

    House Bill 4545 was passed during the 87th Legislative Session and became effective in June, 2021. This statute requires accelerated instruction during the 2021-2022 school year for all students, based on STAAR results from Spring, 2021. This bill eliminated previous requirements under the Student Success Initiative that mandated grade retention and retesting requirements for students in grades 5 and 8.

    Additional requirements from HB 4545 include:

    • For any student who does not pass the STAAR test in grade 3, 5, or 8 in math or reading, a new LEA requirement to establish an accelerated learning committee to develop an individual educational plan for the student and monitor progress
    • 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

     

    Please contact your campus principal if you have questions regarding the Accelerated Instruction requirements for your child.