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
Berks County65%66%68%72%69%67%65%
Berks County Regions
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
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%
Governor Mifflin School District56%62%62%66%62%68%65%
Hamburg Area School District65%66%69%65%71%63%68%
Kutztown Area School District72%81%73%85%76%77%84%
Wilson School District64%70%82%75%80%73%68%
Muhlenberg School District60%58%68%64%66%63%52%
Antietam School District47%40%48%64%62%45%54%
Wyomissing Area School District68%74%73%75%76%74%74%
Oley Valley School District66%66%74%80%76%76%70%
Reading School District44%52%58%51%46%39%35%
Boyertown Area School District75%78%79%86%86%85%84%
Schuylkill Valley School District79%60%67%73%71%78%79%
Brandywine Heights Area School District59%63%59%62%47%56%53%
Conrad Weiser Area School District66%57%68%69%72%62%64%
Tulpehocken Area School District74%66%68%82%77%82%86%

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Number of Students Passing Grade 11 Math
Berks County2,9142,8735,8303,2263,2492,9342,925
Berks County Regions
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
Twin Valley School District178133179174185179
Daniel Boone Area School District178212354226217120183
Exeter Township School District256249508251245225208
Fleetwood Area School District94101264148145150149
Governor Mifflin School District146175350185188208191
Hamburg Area School District111107222102114104114
Kutztown Area School District918314887788281
Wilson School District99108246113133118108
Muhlenberg School District163153396202174184149
Antietam School District26275837502635
Wyomissing Area School District89103204114123113121
Oley Valley School District8610517410110810989
Reading School District314361838346335279266
Boyertown Area School District407378782469461418413
Schuylkill Valley School District11981186105106104110
Brandywine Heights Area School District786717268486360
Conrad Weiser Area School District130116292139168116131
Tulpehocken Area School District855812681827789

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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