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Relating to the assessment of public school students, the
establishment of a strong foundations grant program, and providing
accelerated instruction for students who fail to achieve
satisfactory performance on certain assessment instruments.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB4545, As Engrossed: a negative impact of ($146,860,972) through the biennium ending August 31, 2023. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.
HB 4545 would remove certain test-based promotional requirements and replace those with an Accelerated Learning Committee for students who perform unsatisfactorily on math and reading tests in third, fifth, and eight grade.
The bill would also establish the Strong Foundations Grant Program to "to implement a rigorous school approach that combines high-quality instruction, materials, and support structures" for pre-k through fifth grade.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 4545.