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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%
Fleetwood Area School District50%57%59%81%76%79%
Brandywine Heights Area School District59%63%59%62%47%56%
Schuylkill Valley School District79%60%67%73%71%78%
Antietam School District47%40%48%64%62%45%
Muhlenberg School District60%58%68%64%66%63%
Governor Mifflin School District56%62%62%66%62%68%
Twin Valley School District74%66%72%72%65%71%
Exeter Township School District78%74%78%82%77%78%
Boyertown Area School District75%78%79%86%86%85%
Reading School District44%52%58%51%46%39%
Wyomissing Area School District68%74%73%75%76%74%
Kutztown Area School District72%81%73%85%76%77%
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
Fleetwood Area School District94101132148145150
Brandywine Heights Area School District786786684863
Schuylkill Valley School District1198193105106104
Antietam School District262729375026
Muhlenberg School District163153198202174184
Governor Mifflin School District146175175185188208
Twin Valley School District178133156179174185
Exeter Township School District256249254251245225
Boyertown Area School District407378391469461418
Reading School District314361419346335279
Wyomissing Area School District89103102114123113
Kutztown Area School District918374877882
Conrad Weiser Area School District130116146139168116
Tulpehocken Area School District855863818277
Oley Valley School District8610587101108109

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education




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