House Bill 4545

  • House Bill 4545 became law in June 2021 to help students in academic areas where they need it most. House Bill 4545 also removed the consequence of grade retention for students who did not achieve “Approaches Grade Level, Meets Grade Level, or Masters Grade Level” on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) or STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) exams and instead allowed for extra tutoring and support. Now that the law no longer requires students to be held back based on their assessment scores, students in 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade who did not achieve “Approaches Grade Level” or higher in math or reading will have customized educational plans to support their success in the following year.

    Additionally, all students who did not achieve “Approaches Grade Level” or higher on their assessments will receive a minimum of 30 hours of supplemental instruction in small groups. Students can receive this instruction during school when they are not receiving new instruction in the classroom or participating in electives, or before or after the school day.

    TEA: Support to Help Ensure Your Child is On Track This School Year
    TEA: House Bill 4545 Overview

Parent Notification of Student Progress - Possible Summer School Intervention Required

  • State Law (House Bill 4545) requires school districts to provide accelerated instruction for students who do not pass the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) each year.  

    To address HB 4545 Accelerated Instruction, Azle ISD will require students who do not meet the minimum of “Approaches” grade level on a STAAR assessment to attend summer school. Our goal in requiring summer school is to provide needed interventions to prepare students for success in the 2022-2023 school year.

    2022 Summer School Dates:

    • June 6-10 - 3rd-8th grade Reading, EOC English 1, & EOC English 2 
    • June 13-17 - 3rd-8th grade Math & EOC Algebra 1
    • June 20-24 - 5th & 8th grade Science
    • June 27-July1 - 8th grade Social Studies, EOC Biology, & EOC US History

    Parents/guardians will receive notification from their child’s campus by the end of May after STAAR scores have been released by the state. If you have questions or intervention concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or campus administration.

    *There is not an opt-out for accelerated instruction required under HB 4545. Accelerated instruction and any associated tutoring that districts are implementing to meet HB 4545 requirements are subject to the compulsory attendance requirements of TEC, §25.085, and should be treated like any other required instructional time during the school day.*