• Student Success Initiative for Grades 5 and 8
    Enacted by the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and modified by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009, the Student Success Initiative (SSI) grade advancement requirements apply to enrolled grades 5 and 8 students who take the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) reading and mathematics tests at grades 5 and 8.

    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.


    To access the parent brochure in English: English Student Success Initiative
    To access the parent brochure in Spanish: Spanish Student Success Initiative


    Parent Letter:  HB657 Changes to Admission, Review and Dismissal Process regarding State Assessments
    March 19, 2018