Rigorous studies have shown that New Jersey's high quality pre-school programs in its largest urban school districts are showing big long-lasting gains for children who attend. Source: Friedman-Krauss, A.H., Barnett, W.S., Garver, K.A., Hodges, K.S. Weisenfeld, G. G., & DiCrecchio, N., (2019). The State of Preschool 2018: State Preschool Yearbook. New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Continue reading

Many more New Jersey students than ever before are getting high scores on their Math ACT college entrance examinations.  The number of New Jersey high school students met or exceeded the college readiness benchmark on the Math ACT has grown by more than 39% over the number student scoring that high in 2010. Source: ACT, Inc. The Condition of College and Career Readiness: Graduating Class of 2019 (New Jersey State Profile Report). Continue reading

Many more New Jersey students than ever before are getting high scores on their English ACT college entrance examinations.  The number of New Jersey high school students met or exceeded the college readiness benchmark on the English ACT has increased by 35% since 2010. Sources: ACT, Inc. The Condition of College and Career Readiness: Graduating Class of 2019 (New Jersey State Profile Report). Continue reading

Many more New Jersey students than ever before are getting high scores on their Science ACT college entrance examinations.  The number of New Jersey high school students met or exceeded the college readiness benchmark on the Science ACT has nearly doubled since 2010. Sources: ACT, Inc. The Condition of College and Career Readiness: Graduating Class of 2019 (New Jersey State Profile Report). Continue reading

In New Jersey, public school students score higher than private school students on their AP exam. Source: College Board. 2019 AP New Jersey Summary Report. New Jersey public high school students are more likely than private and religious school students to receive Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores that are high enough to qualify for college credit. Source: College Board. 2019 AP New Jersey Summary Continue reading

New Jersey is among the top two states in the nation in the percentage of Advanced Placement (AP) exams taken by public high school students that result in scores high enough to qualify for college credit. Source: College Board. AP Cohort Data: Graduating Class of 2019. Continue reading

New Jersey’s public schools rank best in the nation in the 2019 Quality Counts report just released by Education Week. The widely respected report, now in its 23rd year, measures a number of factors, from student achievement to school funding to the success students achieve once they leave school. After finishing a close second to Massachusetts in the four previous years, New Jersey took over the top spot based on the overall quality and performance of its public schools. Source: Continue reading

Many more New Jersey students than ever before are getting high scores on their Reading ACT college entrance examinations.  The number of New Jersey high school students met or exceeded the college readiness benchmark on the Reading ACT has increased by 35% since 2010. Sources: ACT, Inc. The Condition of College and Career Readiness: Graduating Class of 2019 (New Jersey State Profile Report). 2019 ACT, Inc. The Condition of College and Career Readiness: Graduating Class of 2010 Continue reading

A study that adjusts NAEP Scores based on the percent of disadvantaged students in the public schools (New Jersey having fewer disadvantaged students than many other lowering performing states), still finds NJ with the 2nd highest average NAEP score of any state in the country. Source: Urban Institute. Breaking the Curve: Promises and Pitfalls of Using NAEP Data to Assess the State Role in Student Achievement. October Continue reading

Compared to New Jersey, no one other state in the nation has a statistically higher proportion of public school 8th graders scoring at the highest two levels in math in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  Furthermore, no other state has an average score that is statistically higher than New Jersey on the 8th Grade Mathematics NAEP Exam.   Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2019 NAEP Mathematics: Nation’s Report Card. Continue reading

The percentage of New Jersey public school 8th graders who scored at the highest two levels in mathematics in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has more than doubled since 1990. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2019 NAEP Mathematics: Nation’s Report Card. Continue reading

Math Scores for African-American and Hispanic 4th Graders Are Up Greatly: The proportion of New Jersey African-American and Hispanic 4th graders scoring proficient or higher in mathematics in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has increased seven-fold since 1996. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2019 NAEP Mathematics: Nation’s Report Card. Continue reading

Compared to New Jersey, only one other state in the nation has a statistically higher proportion of public school 8th graders scoring at the highest two levels in math in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Furthermore, only one other state has an average score that is statistically higher than New Jersey on the 8th Grade Mathematics Exam. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2019 NAEP Mathematics: Nation’s Report Card. Continue reading

Math Scores Are Among the Nation's Best: No other states in the nation score statistically higher than New Jersey on the 12th Grade Math Exam. New Jersey public school seniors have the 2nd highest score in the nation in mathematics in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Source: National Center for Education Statistics. The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2013 State Snapshot Reports for Grade 12.  May Continue reading

The percentage of New Jersey public school 4th graders who scored at the highest two levels in mathematics in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has nearly doubled since 1996. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2019 NAEP Mathematics: Nation’s Report Card. Continue reading

In a comparison of New Jersey’s eighth grade NAEP math scores with eighth grade math scores in countries world-wide, New Jersey public school students out-performed all but five Asian countries.They out-performed students in Canadian Provinces and across Europe, including the highly rated Finland schools. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. US States in a Global Context: Results from the 2011NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study. October Continue reading

Many more New Jersey students than ever before are getting high scores on their SAT college entrance examinations. The number of New Jersey high school students scoring 600 or higher each year on the Math SAT has nearly doubled since 1994. Source: College Board. 2015 College-Bound Seniors State Profile Report: New Continue reading

Reading Scores Are Up: The proportion of New Jersey public school 8th graders who scored at the highest two levels in reading in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is at the highest level ever and has increased by 16% since 2003.  Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2019 NAEP Reading: Nation’s Report Card. Continue reading

Reading Scores Are at Highest Level Ever: The proportion of New Jersey public school 4th graders who scored at the highest two levels in reading in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the highest ever and has increased by over one-quarter (27%) since 1994.  Source: National Center for Education Statistics 2019 NAEP Reading: Nation’s Report Card. Continue reading

Reading Scores Are the Nation's Best: Compared to New Jersey, no other state in the nation has a statistically higher proportion of public school 8th graders scoring at the highest two levels in reading in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  Furthermore, no other state has an average score that is statistically higher than New Jersey on the 8th Grade Reading Exam. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2019 NAEP Reading: Nation’s Report Card. Continue reading

Compared to New Jersey, no other state in the nation has a statistically higher percent of public school 4th graders scoring at the highest two levels in reading in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2019 NAEP Reading: Nation’s Report Card. Continue reading

Among public school student in low-income families, only one other state statistically out-performs New Jersey when it comes to the percentage of 4th Grade Reading National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scoring proficient or higher. Among public school student in low-income families, no other states statistically out-performs New Jersey when it comes to the average 8th Grade Reading National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores. Source: National Center for Continue reading

No state in the nation scores statistically higher than New Jersey when it comes to the average 4th Grade Reading National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores among African-American Students and only one state has Hispanic students who score statistically higher on the 4th Grade Reading NAEP Exam than New Jersey Hispanic Students. No state in the nation scores statistically higher than New Jersey when it comes to the average 8th Grade Reading National Assessment of Educational Continue reading

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