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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 2018, 67% of students in Berks County passed the Grade 11 algebra exam, up from 65% in 2013. Berks County's 2018 rate was above the statewide rate of 65%.

Among local school districts, Boyertown Area had the highest 2018 proficiency rates at 85%, followed by Tulpehocken Area (82%) and Fleetwood Area (79%). Reading had the lowest proficiency rate, at 39%, followed by Antietam at 45%, and Brandywine Heights Area at 56%.

Berks County's proficiency rate was, higher than Lehigh (63%) and Schuylkill and Lebanon (both at 64%), and lower than Chester (74%), Lancaster (74%) and Montgomery (78%).

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
201320142015201620172018
Pennsylvania64%64%64%68%66%65%
Berks County65%66%68%72%69%67%
Berks County Regions
Central
Northeast
South
Southeast
West
Reading city
Berks County Peers
Chester County71%67%69%74%74%74%
Lancaster County70%72%74%76%75%74%
Lebanon County66%66%72%68%69%64%
Lehigh County64%66%64%66%63%63%
Montgomery County79%81%81%82%79%78%
Schuylkill County65%65%68%69%63%64%
School Districts
Hamburg Area School District65%66%69%65%71%63%
Daniel Boone Area School District70%75%69%81%76%59%
Wilson School District64%70%82%75%80%73%
Brandywine Heights Area School District59%63%59%62%47%56%
Schuylkill Valley School District79%60%67%73%71%78%
Fleetwood Area School District50%57%59%81%76%79%
Muhlenberg School District60%58%68%64%66%63%
Antietam School District47%40%48%64%62%45%
Twin Valley School District74%66%72%72%65%71%
Governor Mifflin School District56%62%62%66%62%68%
Boyertown Area School District75%78%79%86%86%85%
Reading School District44%52%58%51%46%39%
Exeter Township School District78%74%78%82%77%78%
Kutztown Area School District72%81%73%85%76%77%
Wyomissing Area School District68%74%73%75%76%74%
Conrad Weiser Area School District66%57%68%69%72%62%
Tulpehocken Area School District74%66%68%82%77%82%
Oley Valley School District66%66%74%80%76%76%

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




Number of Students Passing Grade 11 Math
201320142015201620172018
Pennsylvania79,99878,83279,36984,24481,11379,714
Berks County2,9142,8733,0713,2263,2492,934
Berks County Regions
Central
Northeast
South
Southeast
West
Reading city
Berks County Peers
Chester County4,5934,5284,6325,0444,8664,847
Lancaster County3,3343,3603,5183,6083,5483,463
Lebanon County814850947865890849
Lehigh County2,2132,1832,2552,3862,2712,268
Montgomery County6,1396,1276,1256,3476,1496,271
Schuylkill County816808839808821782
School Districts
Hamburg Area School District111107111102114104
Daniel Boone Area School District178212177226217120
Wilson School District99108123113133118
Brandywine Heights Area School District786786684863
Schuylkill Valley School District1198193105106104
Fleetwood Area School District94101132148145150
Muhlenberg School District163153198202174184
Antietam School District262729375026
Twin Valley School District178133156179174185
Governor Mifflin School District146175175185188208
Boyertown Area School District407378391469461418
Reading School District314361419346335279
Exeter Township School District256249254251245225
Kutztown Area School District918374877882
Wyomissing Area School District89103102114123113
Conrad Weiser Area School District130116146139168116
Tulpehocken Area School District855863818277
Oley Valley School District8610587101108109

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 Not Applicable
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 Increasing
Historically Underperforming Student Performance on Grade 8 Math Decreasing
Student Performance on High School English Decreasing
Student Performance on High School Math Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Maintaining
Brain Drain/Gain Increasing
Plans of High School Graduates Increasing
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 Increasing
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