Student Success Initiative (SSI) Grade Placement

  • The Student Success Initiative grade promotion requirements have been cancelled for the 2020-2021 school year. Students in Grades 5 and 8 will still have the opportunity to take the Reading and Mathematics STAAR assessments in May 2021.  However, they will not be required to pass the assessment in order to be promoted to Grade 6 or Grade 9.

    The Student Success Initiative (SSI) grade advancement requirements apply to enrolled grades 5 and 8 students who take the STAAR reading and mathematics tests at grades 5 and 8. It was enacted by the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and modified by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009.

    As specified by these requirements, a student may advance to the next grade level only by passing these tests or by unanimous decision of his or her grade placement committee that the student is likely to perform at grade level after additional instruction.

    The goal of the SSI is to ensure that all students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in reading and mathematics. This effort depends greatly on schools, parents, and community members working in partnership to meet individual student needs.

    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.  

    SSI Brochure for Parents

    Forms and Resources for Staff

    SSI Summer School Information

    Coming Soon