ERIC Number: ED313453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
New Jersey Statewide Testing System: Spring 1989 High School Proficiency Test, State Summary, Grade 9.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Ninth grade results from the April 1989 administration of the New Jersey High School Proficiency Test (HSPT) are reported. Passing the HSPT, which consists of reading, writing, and mathematics sections, is a high school graduation requirement in New Jersey. In 1989, the HSPT was administered to 67,099 ninth, 6,352 10th, 3,018 11th, and 762 12th graders. This report includes a series of tables summarizing grade 9 test results statewide for all three test sections. Comparisons of student performance include percent passing, mean score, and score distribution categories. In addition, tables are included that compare student performance for District Factor Group (DFG), 56 urban districts, and Regional Curriculum Services Unit regions. The DFG is an index of the socioeconomic status of a district. Finally, the report contains district-by-district and school-by-school results grouped by DFG. Results for each subject are compared to student performance in 1988 and to the first year the test section was scaled (base year). The HSPT scores in this report exclude special education students, limited English-proficient students, and students whose answer folders were voided. Of the 65,787 students taking the reading section, 64,332 (97.8%) passed it. Of the 66,388 students taking the mathematics section, 58,348 (87.9%) passed it. These figures represent increases over past years for all three sections. Of the 65,734 students taking the writing section, 61,566 (93.7%) passed it. Statewide, the number of ninth graders who passed all three sections of the test in 1989 was 56,253 (83.8%); in 1988, the number was 53,204 (76.7%). (TJH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: New Jersey High School Proficiency Test