Student Success Initiative (SSI) Grade Placement

  • 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

  • Nicole Taguinod

    Nicole Taguinod, EdD
    Director of Accountability & Assessment 
    (210) 945-5328

    Kimberly Carlton
    Assessment Specialist
    (210) 945-5336
    (210) 619-0456 FAX 

    Lydia Martinez
    Testing Assistant
    (210) 945-5334
    (210) 619-0456 FAX 

    Wendy Sterling
    Testing Specialist
    (210) 945-5336
    (210) 619-0456 FAX