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Percent of Students Passing Grade 11 Math


Percent of Students Passing Grade 11 Math

What does this measure?

The percentage of students considered proficient on the Pennsylvania Keystone Grade 11 Algebra 1 exam.

Why is this important?

Beginning with the Class of 2017, students must pass the 11th grade algebra test in order to graduate high school. Math skills are critical to a variety of careers and important for life skills ranging from budgeting and smart shopping to understanding the news.

How is our county performing?

In 2019, 65% of students in Berks County passed the Grade 11 algebra exam, the same as in 2013. Berks County's 2019 rate was above the statewide rate of 63%.

Among local school districts, Tulpehocken Area had the highest 2019 proficiency rates at 86%, followed by Boyertown Area and Kutztown Area (both at 84%). Reading had the lowest proficiency rate, at 35%, followed by Muhlenberg at 52%, and Brandywine Heights Area at 53%.

Berks County's proficiency rate was, higher than Lehigh (59%) and Schuylkill (57%), and lower than Chester (73%), Lancaster (74%), Lebanon (66%) and Montgomery (77%).

Notes about the data

As assessments vary among states, it is not possible to include comparable data for the nation or other areas in this indicator. Data are from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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Percent of Students Passing Grade 11 Math
2013201420152016201720182019
Pennsylvania64%64%68%66%65%63%
Berks County65%66%68%72%69%67%65%
Berks County Regions
Central
Northeast
South
Southeast
West
Reading city
Berks County Peers
Chester County71%67%69%74%74%74%73%
Lancaster County70%72%74%76%75%74%74%
Lebanon County66%66%72%68%69%64%66%
Lehigh County64%66%64%66%63%63%59%
Montgomery County79%81%81%82%79%78%77%
Schuylkill County65%65%68%69%63%64%57%
School Districts
Governor Mifflin School District56%62%62%66%62%68%65%
Hamburg Area School District65%66%69%65%71%63%68%
Wilson School District64%70%82%75%80%73%68%
Kutztown Area School District72%81%73%85%76%77%84%
Antietam School District47%40%48%64%62%45%54%
Wyomissing Area School District68%74%73%75%76%74%74%
Muhlenberg School District60%58%68%64%66%63%52%
Oley Valley School District66%66%74%80%76%76%70%
Boyertown Area School District75%78%79%86%86%85%84%
Reading School District44%52%58%51%46%39%35%
Brandywine Heights Area School District59%63%59%62%47%56%53%
Schuylkill Valley School District79%60%67%73%71%78%79%
Conrad Weiser Area School District66%57%68%69%72%62%64%
Tulpehocken Area School District74%66%68%82%77%82%86%
Twin Valley School District74%66%72%65%71%72%
Daniel Boone Area School District70%75%69%81%76%59%72%
Exeter Township School District78%74%78%82%77%78%69%
Fleetwood Area School District50%57%59%81%76%79%72%

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




Number of Students Passing Grade 11 Math
2013201420152016201720182019
Pennsylvania79,99878,83284,24481,11379,71475,797
Berks County2,9142,8735,8303,2263,2492,9342,925
Berks County Regions
Central
Northeast
South
Southeast
West
Reading city
Berks County Peers
Chester County4,5934,5289,2645,0444,8664,8474,814
Lancaster County3,3343,3607,0363,6083,5483,4633,278
Lebanon County8148501,894865890849878
Lehigh County2,2132,1834,5102,3862,2712,2682,164
Montgomery County6,1396,12712,2506,3476,1496,2715,941
Schuylkill County8168081,678808821782691
School Districts
Governor Mifflin School District146175350185188208191
Hamburg Area School District111107222102114104114
Wilson School District99108246113133118108
Kutztown Area School District918314887788281
Antietam School District26275837502635
Wyomissing Area School District89103204114123113121
Muhlenberg School District163153396202174184149
Oley Valley School District8610517410110810989
Boyertown Area School District407378782469461418413
Reading School District314361838346335279266
Brandywine Heights Area School District786717268486360
Schuylkill Valley School District11981186105106104110
Conrad Weiser Area School District130116292139168116131
Tulpehocken Area School District855812681827789
Twin Valley School District178133179174185179
Daniel Boone Area School District178212354226217120183
Exeter Township School District256249508251245225208
Fleetwood Area School District94101264148145150149

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




INDICATORS TREND | BERKS COUNTY
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Maintaining
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Disengaged Youth Maintaining
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Change in Population by Age and Gender Maintaining
Change in Total Population by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Change in Labor Force Increasing
Employment to Population ratio Increasing
Change in Jobs by Sector Not Applicable
Sector Share of Total Jobs Decreasing
Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
People Entering/Leaving County/Region for Work Increasing
Public Assistance Maintaining
Spending for Local Governments Maintaining
Spending for Counties Maintaining
Spending for School Districts Maintaining
Quality Early Childhood Centers Not Applicable
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
English Language Learners Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per Student Spending Maintaining
Historically Underperforming Student Performance on Grade 3 English Decreasing
Historically Underperforming Student Performance on Grade 3 Math Increasing
Historically Underperforming Student Performance on Grade 8 English Decreasing
Historically Underperforming Student Performance on Grade 8 Math Decreasing
Student Performance on High School English Decreasing
Student Performance on High School Math Maintaining
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Maintaining
Brain Drain/Gain Increasing
Plans of High School Graduates Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income by Household Type Maintaining
Living Wage Maintaining
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Working Poor Maintaining
People Receiving Federal Food Assistance Increasing
People Enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care Increasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Physically Inactive Adults Not Applicable
Adults Who are Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Students in 7-12 Overweight or Obese Increasing
Vacant Housing Units Increasing
Homeownership Rates Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Housing Affordability for Renters, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Age of Housing Stock Decreasing
Single-Family Home Sales Increasing
Median Single-Family Home Sale Price Maintaining
Tourism Spending Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate Decreasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Maintaining
Contributions as a Percentage of Income Maintaining
Households With Internet Access Increasing
Dams Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Maintaining
Property Crimes Decreasing
Incarceration Rates Maintaining
Drug Abuse Offenses Increasing
Drug Abuse Arrests Increasing
Protection from Domestic Abuse Maintaining
Means of Transportation to Work Maintaining
Average Travel Time to Work Increasing
Crashes Involving Alcohol Decreasing
Households Without Vehicles Decreasing