RMS holds annual state assessment celebration
Russellville Middle School, which is one of the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, in addition to being recognized on the U.S. News and World Report list of best public middle schools for 2024, held its annual state assessment celebration February 2 in the school gym to recognize students who “showed up and showed out” on one or more of the 2022-2023 state assessments.
The recognition comes for last year’s tests. The tests for this year have not been taken yet.
All those recognized scored at a level three or level four on the Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP) – a state-required assessment for all students each year – in the area(s) of English language arts, math and/or science.
The school also recognized the students who met their growth targets on the ACCESS 2.0 language proficiency assessment.
“It’s an opportunity for us to spotlight our students for their academic achievements,” explained RMS principal Tony Bonds. “We also try to use this as motivation for students. For those who came up short, it was great to hear some of them say they were going to try harder to raise their scores.”