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Source: New York State Education Department

What does this measure?

The percent of students tested who met or exceeded the state standard on the NYS Grade 8 Math exam or students who took and passed a Regents math test instead of the NYS Grade 8 exam. Student performance is scored from level 1 to 4. The state standard is met by scoring at level 3 or 4 and is considered passing.

Why is this important?

The middle school math examination serves as a checkpoint for high school preparation. Performance on this exam can help predict high school success in math.

How is our region performing?

In 2019, 49% of eighth-graders in our region passed (met or exceeded state standards) either the Grade 8 math exam or the Regents math test they took in its place, below the statewide rate of 52%. Livingston, Ontario and Wyoming counties all had the highest passing rate among the counties (60%). Wayne had the lowest passing rate at 38%. Monroe County's rate was 49%.

In the Rochester City school district, only 17% of students passed, the lowest pass rate in the region, but an increase of 6 percentage points from 2015. In comparison, Rochester charter school students had a pass rate of 55%. Of the cities in our region, Canandaigua had the highest pass rate (58%).

We note that a substantial number of students did not take state exams in 2019 due to parent concerns about testing in schools. In our region in 2019, 16% of 3rd-8th graders in the region opted not to take the Math exam. In 2019, Spencerport School District had the highest opt-out rate, at 38%, while the Rochester City School District had the lowest rate at 5%. The large percentage of students not taking the exam may have a significant effect on overall achievement levels and should therefore give caution to interpreting these results.

Notes about the data

Data for this indicator are not available prior to 2015. New data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Grade 8 Math Proficiency
20152016201720182019
NYS41%44%43%50%52%
Genesee37%36%39%40%44%
Batavia School District26%33%36%31%44%
Livingston48%45%46%47%60%
Monroe47%48%48%50%49%
Region46%46%47%48%49%
Surrounding Counties43%41%44%46%49%
Rochester Charter Schools31%37%42%48%55%
Canandaigua School District55%49%50%54%58%
Ontario53%47%51%57%60%
Orleans33%33%38%40%39%
Seneca37%43%44%39%40%
Wayne41%38%
Geneva School District30%34%39%26%31%
Wyoming37%39%36%51%60%
Yates31%31%26%38%35%
NYS (excluding NYC)48%51%49%53%55%
Rochester School District11%12%16%19%17%

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Data shows students passing at level 3 or higher. Data is not reported for groups of less than 6 students.




Number of Students Proficient in 8th Grade Math
20152016201720182019
NYS62,36865,34764,13577,40482,404
Genesee169178173196221
Batavia School District2950434755
Livingston181185158213301
Monroe2,4762,5482,5632,8202,890
Region3,5553,5523,6724,4154,635
Surrounding Counties1,0791,0041,1091,5951,745
Rochester Charter Schools88124171224161
Canandaigua School District938792106114
Ontario438337443481516
Orleans93102128143130
Seneca6673817087
Wayne319289
Geneva School District3236392540
Wyoming969599131162
Yates3634274239
NYS (excluding NYC)39,32939,23038,53245,04447,086
Rochester School District143167226289255

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Data shows students passing at level 3 or higher. Data is not reported for groups of less than 6 students.











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