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 2016. 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

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. 2017 NAEP Mathematics: Nation’s Report Card. April 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 doubled since 1996. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2017 NAEP Mathematics: Nation’s Report Card. April 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

No state in the nation scores statistically higher than New Jersey when it comes to the average 4th Grade Mathematics NAEP scores among African-American students and only one states has Hispanic students who scored statistically higher on the 4th Grade Mathematics NAEP Exam than New Jersey Hispanic Students. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2017 NAEP Mathematics: Nation’s Report Card. April Continue reading

Compared to New Jersey, no other state in the nation has a statistically higher proportion of public school 4th graders scoring at the highest two levels in math in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  Furthermore, no other states have an average score that is statistically higher than New Jersey on the 4th Grade Mathematics NAEP Exam. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2017 NAEP Mathematics: Nation’s Report Card. April 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. 2017 NAEP Mathematics: Nation’s Report Card.  April 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

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 one-quarter (27%) since 2003. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2017 NAEP Reading: Nation’s Report Card. April 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 at the highest level ever and has increased by nearly one-half (48%) since 1994. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2017 NAEP Reading: Nation’s Report Card. April 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. 2017 NAEP Reading: Nation’s Report Card. April Continue reading

Compared to New Jersey, only one other state in the nation has a statistically higher proportion of public school 4th graders scoring at the highest two levels in reading 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 4th Grade Reading Exam. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2017 NAEP Reading: Nation’s Report Card. April Continue reading

Among public school student in low-income families, only two other states statistically out-perform New Jersey when it comes to the average 4th Grade Reading National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2017 NAEP Reading: Nation’s Report Card. April 2017. Among public school student in low-income families, no other states statistically out-perform New Jersey when it comes to the average 8th Grade Reading  National 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. Source: National Center for Education Statistics. 2017 NAEP Reading: Nation’s Report Card. April 2018. No state in the nation scores Continue reading

New Jersey is one of the top two states in the nation in public high school graduation Source:  DePaoli, J.L., Balfanz, R., Bridgeland, J., Atwell, M., and Ingram, E.S. Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates. 2017 Annual Update. Civic Enterprises & Everyone Graduates Center at the School of Education at Johns Hopkins Continue reading