High-impact tutoring: A path for accelerated instruction in Texas

Staffing, cost, and logistical hurdles stand in the way of meeting statutory requirements for accelerated instruction under HB 4545. Learn how Paper helps Texas districts give struggling students the 1:1 help they deserve in 2021-22.


High-impact tutoring (HIT) is an evidence-based learning acceleration intervention for all students that need it this year—following their STAAR or EOC assessments—and beyond.

The Texas Education Agency's (TEA) HIT Toolkit recommends that districts find tutoring providers via Brown University's National Student Support Accelerator, which lists Paper.  

The TEA's Vetted Texas Tutor Corps has also approved Paper's award-winning program for meeting the research-based components of HIT and supporting districts with its implementation.

→ Learn how Paper meets the HB 4545 requirements

What’s in the Texas HIT guide?

  • State guidance from the TEA for district leaders to meet HB 4545 requirements and leverage high-impact tutoring to provide every student the personalized help they need.
  • Overview of HIT's definition, outcomes, and potential for learning recovery and acceleration
  • 10 key criteria for districts to choose and implement effective HIT programs
  • Real examples of how districts are implementing HIT and overcoming challenges of cost and scale 
  • Strategies to complement HIT and districts' strategic plans
  • Evidence-based insights from Annenberg Institute at Brown University, J-PAL at MIT, The Hechinger Report, and more

“Our partnership with Paper will provide virtual chat-based tutoring in multiple content areas and languages, 24/7 and not just within a normal school day. No matter your academic needs, work or activity schedule, this will accelerate learning.”

—Kenton Lee, Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction

“When my teacher is with other students helping, Paper’s just easier and it’s quicker. When we went hybrid, whenever I needed help and my parents couldn’t help me, I used it by myself at home.”

—Jackson, Fifth Grade Student

Paper delivers unlimited, 24/7 high-impact tutoring in English and Spanish

Students get 1:1 homework help, writing feedback, and study support on demand. Teachers gain insights into learning gaps. Administrators have visibility into where support is needed. 

Let’s talk about your goals

Paper takes traditional HIT a step further by making tutors available anytime, anywhere—with an unlimited-usage, fixed-cost model. We’d love to be a trusted partner in your district’s HB 4545 implementation.