Student Success Initiative (SSI)

  • 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 will be given up to three opportunities to pass each test (April, May and June). 

    For more information regarding SSI as well as grade placement committee meetings, please contact your child's campus. For more information about the Student Success Initiative follow the link below to the TEA website.

    Click here for the link to TEA website Student Success Initiative.


    Parent Guide to the Student Success Initiative:

    Grade 5 and 8 SSI Brochure in English

    Grade 5 and 8 SSI Brochure in Spanish