• Accelerated Learning Resources

    House Bill 4545 recently passed in the 87th Regular Legislative Session. The new statute is effective, as of June, 2021, with acceleration instruction practices required during the 2021-2022 school year for all students, based on results from Spring 2021.  

  • HB 4545 establishes new requirements for accelerated instruction for students who do not pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®). At a high level, the legislation includes:

    • Elimination of grade retention and retesting requirements in grades 5 and 8
    • 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

  • If you have questions or concerns related to interventions in Houston Independent School District, contact a member of the Interventions Office by clicking here or email HISDInterventionsOffice@houstonisd.org.


  • Interventions Office

    Stacey Court, Director

    Hattie Mae White Educational Center

    4400 West 18th Street

    Houston, Texas 77092


    Chief Academic Officer: Shawn Bird

    Exec Officer: Khechara Bradford