Report: N.J. 12th Graders Are Above Average In Math, Average In Reading

school districtNew test results released today show New Jersey 12th-graders are better than the national average at math but about average in reading. The report included data on 12th grade results from 11 states for the first time this year. Roughly 3,200 New Jersey high school seniors took the NAEP test in mathematics, and 3,300 in reading in 90 public high schools, according to the state education department.

According to a test on a scale from 0 – 300, in math, Jersey students scored 156, four points above the national average. In reading, New Jersey’s score was 288 – not much different than the national average. The reading test was on a scale of 0 to 500.

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