Prepare for Success

5th Grade Student Success Initiative- Otis Brown Elementary

State Law Requirements

Created to ensure that all students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in math and reading.


Under SSI grade advancement requirements, students are required to pass the STAAR grade 5 math and reading tests to be promoted to 6th grade.

What Happens at Grade 5?

Students will have 3 opportunities to pass the STAAR math and reading test.


If a student does not pass both tests, the student will receive additional instruction after testing, and the student MUST participate in the instruction, including additional tutoring opportunities.


If a student does not pass 1 or both tests during the second administration, the student will attend summer school and test a third time in June.


Parent will be notified if their child does not pass a STAAR test that is required for promotion to 6th grade.

PARENT TIPS: to Prepare for Success

Parents' Role in the Process

If a student does not pass the STAAR math or reading test after the third administration, the student will be retained.


The student's parents may appeal the decision to have their child repeat the grade by submitting a request for a GPC meeting.


The GPC may decide to promote a student to the next grade, but only if everyone on the committee agrees.