2017 YRBS

Our school participated in the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) sponsored by the Vermont Department of Education and the Vermont Department of Health on February 28, 2017.  The survey gathered information about health risk behaviors of 6th through 8th grade students. The survey includes questions about nutrition, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, physical exercise, and injuries. Schools, communities and state agencies will use the results of the survey to evaluate programs, plan new programs and to secure future funding.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in conjunction with state and local school officials, developed the YRBS. It also has the support of many national organizations including the National PTA.

 The YRBS is anonymous, and survey procedures have been designed to protect your child’s privacy. The names of students who take the survey and their survey responses will not be disclosed to any school employee nor will any student's name or survey responses be divulged in a report of the results. We would have liked all students to take part in the survey; however, the survey is voluntary. No student was required to take the survey.

NAEP Testing on February 9, 2017

Richmond Middle School was selected to represent schools across New Hampshire by participating in the 2017 administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP is the largest nationally representative assessment of what students across the country know and can do. The National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education, administers the test to about 60 RMS 8th grade students in mathematics and reading. Each student selected for NAEP 2017 was assessed in only one subject, however. The testing took place on February 9, 2017 and lasted about 90 minutes. Results of the assessment will be released on the Nation's Report Card in the Fall 2017. More information about NAEP can be found on the NAEP website.

SBAC Testing

All RMS students participated in the Smarter Balanced Assessments during the Spring of 2017.  

Students interested in applying to private high schools typically must take the SSAT. For more information about registration and testing locations, please check online.