Monday, November 9, 2015

8th Grade Math PSSA Score vs. Algebra 1 Keystone Exam Score

With the data provided by the PDE website, this shows the comparison of 8th grade students statewide who took the Spring 2015 Algebra 1 Keystone Exam versus the Math PSSA.

Algebra 1 Keystone Exam  (8th grade)
Number Tested: 38,659

Below Basic        Basic           Proficient      Advanced
3.1%                   22.7%          39.0%           35.2%    

Math PSSA (8th grade)
Number Tested:  128,859

Below Basic        Basic           Proficient      Advanced
37.7%                  32.6%         21.8%           8.0% 

Fast Facts

30% of 8th graders who took the PSSA also took the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam

8% scored Advanced on the PSSA while 35.2% scored Advanced on the Keystone Exam 

21.8% scored Proficient on the PSSA while 39% scored Proficient on the Keystone Exam

32.6% scored Basic on the PSSA while 22.7% scored Basic on the Keystone Exam

37.7% scored Below Basic on the PSSA while 3.1% scored Below Basic on the Keystone Exam