The Student Success Initiative (SSI) was created by the Texas Legislature to ensure that all students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in mathematics and reading.
Under the SSI grade advancement requirements, students are required to pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) grade 5 mathematics and reading tests to be promoted to sixth grade. Students are required to pass the STAAR grade 8 mathematics and reading tests to be promoted to ninth grade.
Students have three opportunities to pass the STAAR mathematics test and three opportunities to pass the STAAR reading test—two during the spring and one during the summer.
Please see the attached brochures that provide detailed information about state promotion requirements for 5th and 8th grade students. If you have questions, please contact your school’s principal or go to TEA’s website at http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/ssi/.
State Assessment Coordinator, Leander ISD