School Performance Reports Provide Updated Look at NJ Education
TRENTON — With the release of the annual School Performance reports from the 2015-2016 school year, there is a considerable amount of data and also some new information about the educational landscape across the state.
Acting Education Commissioner Kimberly Harrington said in a statement that the reports "are designed to inform and empower students, parents, and school communities, not only to celebrate areas of success, but also to highlight areas in need of improvement."
This year's report features new data points, including faculty attendance, chronic absenteeism, as well as performance on the PSAT and ACT tests in addition to the already included SAT results.
According to NJ.com, in the first year with the newest version of the SAT exam, the average score on the reading section was a 537, while the average on math was 538.