Student Success Initiative
SSI Grade Placement Committee Information
This effort depends greatly on schools, parents and guardian, and community members working in partnership to meet individual student needs.
The SSI grade advancement requirements apply to the grade 5 mathematics and reading tests and the grade 8 mathematics and reading tests. As specified by these requirements, a student may advance to the next grade level only by passing these tests.
Students have three opportunities to meet the passing standard on each of the tests and will receive additional instruction after each testing opportunity on which they do not meet the standard. A GPC, consisting of the principal, teacher, and parent or guardian, meets when a student has not met the passing standard after two testing opportunities and is responsible for determining the accelerated instruction the student needs before the third testing opportunity. A student who does not meet the passing standard after three testing opportunities is automatically retained.
Students subject to SSI requirements include those served by special education who take STARR. The ARD committee will make all decisions involving accelerated instruction and promotion.
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