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SSI Requirements for Grades 5 and 8

posted Jul 5, 2016, 8:21 AM by Patrick Dierschke

TEA has posted a letter to administrator indicating significant changes to SSI requirements for 5th and 8th grade. (6/10/16)  See text from letter and link that follows here: Changes_to_June_STAAR_Testing_for_Grades_5_and_8,_Student_Success_Initiative_(SSI)_Require ments_and_Confidential_Student_Reporting_Timelines/


“As a result of ongoing reporting issues with our testing vendor, we will be removing student consequences attached to STAAR testing for grades 5 and 8 for the remainder of the 2015-16 assessment cycle.  We are also modifying the requirements for SSI and the reporting requirements for Confidential Student Reports (CSR).


The decisions outlined in this communication are based on TEA’s commitment to our districts and students, and with the priority of ensuring that those affected are not penalized due to our ongoing vendor reporting issues.”