Results Other Math Schools Can’t Beat
At RSM we believe great results should be measurable.
Inside our classrooms, short quizzes and longer school-wide term tests are a normal part of our lessons and an invaluable tool for both students and teachers.
In addition to the SAT (which our advanced students take in 7th and 8th grade), we encourage and prepare our students to participate in a variety of national and international mathematics competitions.
Math Kangaroo — International Math Olympiad
“For the past 3 years, over 75% of the Massachusetts Math Kangaroo Olympiad winners were RSM students!”
Students around the world (from Beijing to Delhi, to London) learn mathematics and RSM believes in measuring our results against an international bar. As an international math competition across over 40 countries, the Math Kangaroo helps define that bar and all RSM elementary and middle school students are encouraged to compete in it!
John Hopkins — Center For Talented Youth (CTY)
The John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth uses the SAT I Math test amongst 7th and 8th graders to identify uniquely talented students and help them advance on their road to college. The results not sent to colleges and the test is a great opportunity to prepare for a required exam. Of course, the SAT I is primarily a test of logic, timing and math fundamentals so RSM middle school students have a leg up and shown impressive results every year.
SAT / SAT II
RSM's 11th grade SAT average is
774 out of 800
The SAT and SAT II tests are logic and math subject tests taken by most students in their 11th grade. Students that joined RSM during elementary or middle school do not require any additional courses to prepare for the SAT I or SAT II specifically. In fact, many RSM students will have taken the SAT in 8th grade. Of course, students joining RSM in High School will take a curriculum focused on building the math fundamentals required by these two tests and by college courses.
The American Mathematics Contest (AMC 8) is a very challenging national competition that also serves as a qualifying examination for further national and international competitions. Over 340 RSM students took the test last year (which RSM hosted at Harvard University, Masschussets Intstitue of Technology, etc.).
There were over 80 winners. Our 5th graders did particularly well scoring an average 16.25 (placing over 40 of them in the Honor Roll on this 8th grade test).
Our overal school score placed RSM in the Top 5% Nationaly and in the top 10 in Massachusetts.
AMC 8 2012 National Team Score Distribution
“ Of the 40 students that took the AMC 10/12, 15% qualified for the AIME. ”
The AMC 10 and 12 are also part of the American Mathematics Contest. These examinations are a competition for top high school students across the country (as well as those middle schoolers who excelled on the AMC 8. The top scorers from these exams are then allowed to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), an intermediate qualifying examination for the United States' team in the International Math Olympiad.