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. 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.