Parent Notification of Texas Student Success Initiative (SSI)
LISD/ Anderson Elementary
Date: October 31, 2013
Dear Parents of _______________________________:
This letter is to inform you of the grade advancement requirements of the Texas Student Success Initiative (SSI), which was passed by the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and amended by the 81st Texas Legislature in June 2009. The purpose of this initiative is to ensure that every student makes the academic progress necessary to show a sufficient understanding of the knowledge and skills taught and tested at each grade level.
The SSI requires that Grade 5 students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on state assessments based on district criteria in reading and mathematics before they can be promoted to Grade 6. These grade advancement requirements also apply to reading and mathematics tests at Grade 8.
Please note that these testing requirements are part of an overall system of support for student academic achievement. This system includes:
The SSI recognizes and supports the important role parents’ play in the education of their children. Your child’s teacher and I depend upon and look forward to working with you to help your child succeed. I strongly encourage you to discuss this matter with your child’s teacher. I would also be glad to meet with you about the SSI, if you like. Please contact the school at 936-632-5527 to make an appointment.
Cindy Tierney, Principal