Each year Rose Tree Media students in selected grades participate in testing under the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). Students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11 take assessments in Reading and Math; students in grades 5, 8, and 11 take assessments in Writing; and students in grades 4, 8, and 11 take assessments in Science.
Student also take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments in grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 10 in Reading and Math. These provide measures of students' growth over the course of the year.
The link below will lead you to a PowerPoint presentation which summarizes RTM students' performances in these subject areas in 2010. This presentation, which summarizes all three strategic academic goals, also includes information about opportunities for RTM students to participate in enhanced, advanced, and accelerated programming.
2010 Strategic Goals Update With PSSA and MAP Scores
The initials AYP, short for Adequate Yearly Progress, express the federal government's expectations for school districts under the legislation commonly called No Child Left Behind. AYP is based on three factors: attendance/graduation rates, participation rates in PSSA tests, and performance on PSSA tests. The link below will lead you to a web page which summarizes RTM's AYP status as of the end of the 2009-2010 school year.