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SSI (5th and 8th Grade)

Does your child need to retest in 5th or 8th grade and will be out of the district during the testing dates? CONTACT your campus by June 8th!
Students who will be away from their home districts for the June 2016 STAAR grades 5 and 8 retest can be registered to take the reading and/or math assessments at any participating Texas campus. Out of district students must be registered by home district or campus personnel online at http://forms.texasassessment.com/5-and-8-ood/.
The June 2016 Out-of-District registration window is through June 9, 2016. Students who are not registered online by the deadline can still test at a participating campus on the day of testing, if the campus can accommodate them. This must be completed by June 24, 2016. You will choose a testing site using this form. It is a good idea to contact that school ahead of time to be sure your child reports to the correct location and at the correct time.
2016 SSI Brochure (English)
2016 SSI Brochure (Spanish)
SSI Forms

Taken from the Parent Guide to the Student Success Initiative at Grades 5 and 8...
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 reading and mathematics. Under the SSI grade advancement requirements, students are required to pass the STAAR grade 5 reading test and mathematics* tests to be promoted to the sixth grade. Additionally, students are required to pass the STAAR grade 8 reading and mathematics* tests to be promoted to the ninth grade.
Students in grades 5 and 8 have three opportunities to pass the STAAR reading and mathematics tests (March, May and June). If a student does not pass one or both tests, the school must give the student additional instruction after each testing opportunity, and the student must participate in the instruction. If a student has not passed after the second opportunity, a grade placement committee (GPC) is formed.
If a student does not pass the STAAR reading and/or mathematics test after the third testing opportunity, the student will be automatically retained. However, the student's parents may have five working days to appeal the decision to have their child repeat the grade by submitting a request to the GPC within in five working days of receiving the retention notice. The GPC may decide to promote a student to the next grade, but only if everyone on the committee agrees that the student is likely to succeed in the next grade.
Parents may request a waiver of the third testing opportunity if they do not want their child to test. If the waiver is approved, the student is automatically retained, but the parents may still appeal the retention. A student must participate in all additional instruction required by the GPC, even if the third testing opportunity is waived.
For information about how the Student Success Initiative applies to students receiving special education services, check with the special education contact on your campus.