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. 2019.


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