Student Success Initiative

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. 
Additional Student Success Initiative information may be accessed through TEA's website.


Questions regarding SSI procedures may be directed to the home campus administrator or to the Coordinator of Early Childhood and Elementary Educational Operations, Dr. Lacy Carter at 682-867-7527 and Coordinator of Secondary Educational Operations, Electra Kitchin at 682-867-7515.


Flowchart Locations


Flowcharts for Grade Advancement Requirements
for Students Enrolled in SSI Grades and Subjects


  • General Education Students Taking STAAR
  • Students Receiving Special Education Services Taking STAAR

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