What does this measure?
The percent of students tested who scored at least a 3 on the state's Common Core Regents exam in Algebra 1. The test is scored on 5 levels, with levels 3, 4 and 5 considered meeting the state's standard.
Why is this important?
Passing a Regents Math exam is required for high school graduation. Beyond that, mastery of math skills is tied to critical thinking and analysis, abilities crucial to success in secondary and post-secondary studies and in the workplace.
How is our region performing?
In 2017, 78% of students in our region passed the Common Core Regents exam in Algebra 1, slightly above the statewide passing rate of 75%. Wyoming County had the highest passing rate of 93%, and 74% of Monroe County students passed. All surrounding counties and the region as a whole increased their passing rate from 2016 with the exception of Yates which decreased by three percentage points. In the City of Rochester, just 44% of Rochester School District students passed in 2017, an increase of 7 points from 2016, and 70% of charter school students passed, slightly below their 2016 rate.
Notes about the data
Regents exams in several subjects have been revised to reflect Common Core standards. The Common Core was adopted in most states to better prepare students for success beyond high school by emphasizing problem solving, understanding and synthesis, comprehension of nonfiction text, and other higher-order thinking skills. 2016 was the first year that nearly all students took the Common Core version of the Algebra 1 exam. Students have to pass five Regents exams (math, English, global history, U.S. history and science) to graduate. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the second quarter.
|NYS (excluding NYC)||74%||68%||78%||81%|
|Rochester School District||22%||21%||37%||44%|
|Rochester Charter Schools||37%||40%||72%||70%|
|Batavia School District||60%||56%||68%||79%|
|Canandaigua School District||96%||90%||95%||96%|
|Geneva School District||60%||45%||56%||59%|
|NYS (excluding NYC)||83,476||90,043||125,233||127,232|
|Rochester School District||470||634||1,285||1,543|
|Rochester Charter Schools||33||130||316||326|
|Batavia School District||112||124||170||172|
|Canandaigua School District||262||165||295||278|
|Geneva School District||85||92||155||152|
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