New Jersey releases key test scores

February 5, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
New test scores out today show most New Jersey students making steady progress in learning English and math. The state tests cover grades three through eight and high school proficiency. The state's department of education calls the results a yearly snapshot of how well various student populations are faring on its standardized tests.

It marks the second year New Jersey met full NCLB mandates for testing math and Language Arts Literacy (LAL) in grades 3-8 and in high school. It was also the first year that science tests were administered at three grade levels.

To see results for your district and your school, you can visit the Department of Education web site. Here are links to more information:

  • Click for much more on the testing, and the assessment reports
  • Grade 3 Results
  • Grade 4 Results
  • Grade 5-7 Results
  • Grade Eight Results
  • High School Proficiency Assessment Spring 2007

    Commissioner Lucille Davy said she was particularly encouraged by the narrowing of achievement gaps in some of the lower grades and the improved performance of Special Education (SE) and Limited English Proficient (LEP) students at many grade levels.

    "The results also indicate that initiatives such as preschool for at-risk three- and four-year-olds, elementary and middle school literacy and increased supports for students with disabilities do make a real difference," Commissioner Davy said. "While there is still much to be done, the fact that these scores are moving in the right direction is very good news."