TABLE 1
NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE TESTING SYSTEM
FALL 1996 GRADE 11 HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY TEST
ALL SECTIONS STATE SUMMARY
GRADE 11

STATEWIDE RESULTS

                ATTEMPTED            ATTEMPTED         ATTEMPTED           TOTAL            REGULAR
             ONE SECTION ONLY    TWO SECTIONS ONLY ALL THREE SECTIONS      TESTED           ENROLLED
             NUMBERa   PERCENT   NUMBERa   PERCENT  NUMBERa   PERCENT  NUMBERa   PERCENT  NUMBERb   PERCENTc
             STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING
TOTAL             N/A                N/A                N/A             63,241     74.8    63,725     74.2
RETESTED          374     35.0       259     11.6       144      2.8       777     21.2       N/A
FIRST-TIME        N/A                N/A                N/A             62,464     75.5       N/A



SPECIAL NEEDS DISTRICTS

                ATTEMPTED            ATTEMPTED         ATTEMPTED           TOTAL            REGULAR
             ONE SECTION ONLY    TWO SECTIONS ONLY ALL THREE SECTIONS      TESTED           ENROLLED
             NUMBERa   PERCENT   NUMBERa   PERCENT  NUMBERa   PERCENT  NUMBERa   PERCENT  NUMBERb   PERCENTc
             STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING

SPECIAL NEEDS
TOTAL             N/A                N/A                N/A             10,155     42.1    10,365     41.3
RETESTED          177     27.1       166      7.8       109      3.7       452     14.4       N/A
FIRST-TIME        N/A                N/A                N/A              9,703     43.4       N/A

ALL OTHER
TOTAL             N/A                N/A                N/A             53,086     81.0    53,360     80.6
RETESTED          197     42.1        93     18.3        35      0.0       325     30.8       N/A
FIRST-TIME        N/A                N/A                N/A             52,761     81.4       N/A

aEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS, VOIDED STUDENT ANSWER FOLDERS,
AND COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION STUDENTS.

bEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS, COUNTY EDUCATIONAL
SERVICES COMMISSION STUDENTS, AND 222 ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS WHO PASSED ALL SECTIONS
IN PREVIOUS ACADEMIC YEARS.

cRETEST STUDENTS WHO PASSED ALL THE SECTIONS ATTEMPTED (WHETHER ONE, TWO OR THREE) AND
FIRST-TIME TEST TAKERS WHO PASSED ALL THREE SECTIONS.



TABLE 1 (CON'T)

NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE TESTING SYSTEM
FALL 1996 GRADE 11 HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY TEST
ALL SECTIONS STATE SUMMARY
GRADE 11

DISTRICT FACTOR GROUPS

                       ATTEMPTED           ATTEMPTED          ATTEMPTED           TOTAL             REGULAR
                    ONE SECTION ONLY   TWO SECTIONS ONLY  ALL THREE SECTIONS      TESTED            ENROLLED
                    NUMBERa    PERCENT  NUMBERa    PERCENT  NUMBERa    PERCENT  NUMBERa    PERCENTc  NUMBERb    PERCENTc
DFG                 STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING  STUDENTS  PASSING  

A
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A              8,406     36.9     8,617     36.0
  RETESTED               164     25.0       154      7.1       101      2.0       419     12.9       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A              7,987     38.1       N/A


B
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A              6,138     67.9     6,178     67.4
  RETESTED                56     37.5        37     13.5        20     10.0       113     24.8       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A              6,025     68.7       N/A

CD
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A              6,396     72.6     6,434     72.1
  RETESTED                44     36.4        20     20.0        *                  68     29.4       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A              6,328     73.0       N/A

DE
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A              9,956     79.1    10,021     78.6
  RETESTED                38     42.1        17     17.6        *                  65     29.2       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A              9,891     79.4       N/A

FG
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A              7,760     81.8     7,809     81.3
  RETESTED                17     64.7        *                  *                  30     43.3       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A              7,730     82.0       N/A

GH
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A             11,232     86.4    11,264     86.2
  RETESTED                26     42.3        12     25.0        *                  40     35.0       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A             11,192     86.6       N/A

I
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A             10,874     91.1    10,905     90.9
  RETESTED                13     69.2        *                  *                  18     50.0       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A             10,856     91.2       N/A

J

  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A                356     95.2       357     95.0
  RETESTED                 0                  0                  0                  0                N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A                356     95.2       N/A


VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL DISTIRCTSD

  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A              2,123     57.1     2,140     56.7
  RETESTED                16     37.5        *                   0                 24     33.3       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A              2,099     57.4       N/A

aEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS AND VOIDED STUDENT ANSWER FOLDERS.

bEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION AND LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS AND 222 ELEVENTH
GRADE STUDENTS WHO PASSED AS RETAINED TENTH GRADERS IN PREVIOUS ACADEMIC YEAR.

cRETEST STUDENTS WHO PASSED ALL THE SECTIONS ATTEMPTED (WHETHER ONE, TWO OR THREE) AND
FIRST-TIME TEST TAKERS WHO PASSED ALL THREE SECTIONS.

dVOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL DISTRICTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN DFG.

 *IF TEN OR FEWER STUDENTS WERE TESTED, SUMMARY DATA ARE NOT REPORTED.



TABLE 2

NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE TESTING SYSTEM
FALL 1996 GRADE 11 HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY TEST
READING, MATHEMATICS AND WRITING STATE RESULTS
GRADE 11

                                 NUMBER      NO.                   %           MEAN
TEST SECTION                     TESTED    PASSING              PASSING        SCORE

READING
                     1996        62,619a     51,953                 83.0         371.4
                     1995        61,545a     51,324                 83.4         368.4
                     1994        60,733a     50,543                 83.2         369.3
                     1993        60,768a     51,297                 84.4         368.8

MATHEMATICS
                     1996        62,551a     53,745                 85.9         389.9
                     1995        61,543a     53,047                 86.2         387.0
                     1994        60,728a     51,272                 84.4         381.3
                     1993        60,732a     50,030                 82.4         376.2

WRITING
                     1996        62,347a     56,432                 90.5         365.2
                     1995        61,376a     55,461                 90.4         366.2
                     1994        60,495a     53,565                 88.5         361.0
                     1993        60,628b     56,242                 92.8         373.6

aEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS, VOIDED STUDENT ANSWER FOLDERS,
AND COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION STUDENTS.
aEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS, AND VOIDED ON EITHER OR BOTH PARTS
OF WRITING SECTION.

TABLE 3

NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE TESTING SYSTEM
FALL 1996 GRADE 11 HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY TEST
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED BY CATEFORY
GRADE 11

CATEGORY READING MATHEMATICS WRITING
NUMBER OF REGULAR STUDENTS ENROLLEDa 62,619 62,551 62,347
NUMBER OF REGULAR STUDENTS TESTEDa 693 692 811
TESTED STUDENTS CODED SPECIAL EDUCATIONb 5,061 5,017 4,960
TESTED STUDENTS CODED LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENTb 2,245 2,205 2,219
TESTED STUDENTS CODED BOTH SPECIAL EDUCATION AND LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENTb 13 13 13

aEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS, VOIDED STUDENT ANSWER FOLDERS, AND COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION STUDENTS.
bEXCLUDES VOIDED ANSWER FOLDERS.

TABLE 3

NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE TESTING SYSTEM
FALL 1996 GRADE 11 HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY TEST
STATEWIDE SCORE DISTRIBUTION
GRADE 11

READING SECTION - MEAN HSPT SCORE 1996: 371.4
1995: 368.4
1993: 368.8
PERCENT PASSING 1996: 83.0
1995: 83.4
1993: 84.4

PASSING SCORE: 300

  DISTRIBUTION OF HSPT SCORES
100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1996a 62,619 4,143 6,523 11,178 15,242 25,533
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1996 6.6 10.4 17.9 24.3 40.8
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1995a 62,545 3,930 6,291 12,385 16,561 22,378
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1995 6.4 10.2 20.1 26.9 36.4
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1993a 60,768 3,474 5,997 11,572 16,469 23,256
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1993 5.7 9.9 19.0 27.1 38.3

 

MATHEMATICS SECTION - MEAN HSPT SCORE 1996: 389.9
1995: 387.0
1993: 376.2
PERCENT PASSING 1996: 85.9
1995: 86.2
1993: 82.4

PASSING SCORE: 300

  DISTRIBUTION OF HSPT SCORES
100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1996a 62,551 4,031 4,775 7,810 12,401 33,534
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1996 6.4 7.6 12.5 19.8 53.6
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1995a 61,543 4,118 4,378 8,152 13,530 31,365
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1995 6.7 7.1 13.2 22.0 51.0
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1993a 60,732 5,102 5,600 9,693 13,293 27,044
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1993 8.4 9.2 16.0 21.9 44.5

 

WRITING SECTION - MEAN HSPT SCORE 1996: 365.2
1995: 366.2
1993: 373.6
PERCENT PASSING 1996: 90.5
1995: 90.4
1993: 92.8

PASSING SCORE: 300

  DISTRIBUTION OF HSPT SCORES
100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1996a 62,347 1,082 4,833 15,000 26,473 14,959
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1996 1.7 7.8 24.1 42.5 24.0
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1995a 61,376 1,389 4,526 15,119 25,461 14,881
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1995 2.3 7.4 24.6 41.5 24.2
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1993a 60,628 904 3,482 13,380 24,051 18,811
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1993 1.5 5.7 22.1 39.7 31.0

aEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS, VOIDED STUDENT ANSWER FOLDERS, AND COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION STUDENTS.
bEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS, AND STUDENT ANSWER FOLDERS VOIDED ON EITHER OR BOTH PARTS OF THE WRITING SECTION.

TABLE 5

NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE TESTING SYSTEM
FALL 1996 GRADE 11 HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY TEST
READING, MATHEMATICS, AND WRITING PERFORMANCE
BY DISTRICT FACTOR GROUP (DFG) OR VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL DISTRICT
GRADE 11

READING SECTION DISTRICT FACTOR GROUP
DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1996
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1996 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1996 1995 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1996 1995 1993
A 8,165 51.5 52.2 55.0 25.5 23.0 21.4 17.0 13.1 306.7 303.7 307.8
B 6,055 78.2 78.9 80.5 7.3 14.5 23.7 25.5 29.0 354.8 351.9 354.6
CD 6,331 82.7 83.5 85.2 5.5 11.7 21.6 26.8 34.4 365.1 363.2 365.4
DE 9,890 86.7 87.5 89.0 3.8 9.5 19.4 27.7 39.7 375.0 372.7 372.9
FG 7,710 88.4 89.3 89.9 3.2 8.5 17.0 25.9 45.5 382.2 380.2 378.9
GH 11,175 92.2 91.5 92.1 2.2 5.6 15.1 25.6 51.5 392.3 387.2 386.8
I 10,833 95.0 94.8 95.4 1.3 3.8 10.9 22.9 61.1 405.2 401.9 401.6
J 354 98.0 97.4 98.4 0.6 1.4 7.6 15.8 74.6 424.1 419.6 413.4

VOCATIONAL/TECHNICALb

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1996
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1996 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1996 1995 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1996 1995 1993
  2,106 69.0 71.1 62.1 12.6 18.4 24.5 22.6 21.9 338.3 337.4 320.5

TOTAL

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1996
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1996 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1996 1995 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1996 1995 1993
  62,619 83.0 83.4 84.4 6.6 10.4 17.9 24.3 40.8 371.4 368.4 368.8

MATHEMATICS SECTION

DISTRICT FACTOR GROUP

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1996
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1996 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1996 1995 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1996 1995 1993
A 8,113 54.1 53.7 47.6 26.8 19.1 18.2 17.2 18.6 312.1 306.7 295.8
B 6,067 82.9 84.1 79.6 6.8 10.3 17.2 24.3 41.4 373.1 370.6 359.8
CD 6,311 86.2 86.9 82.8 5.3 8.5 15.1 24.3 46.7 382.6 379.9 369.8
DE 9,887 90.2 90.1 86.7 3.3 6.5 13.8 22.7 53.7 394.0 389.9 380.9
FG 7,712 91.4 92.8 89.5 2.9 5.7 11.2 20.0 60.2 403.0 402.8 390.2
GH 11,167 94.0 93.8 91.1 2.1 3.9 8.9 18.6 66.4 414.2 410.8 399.4
I 10,837 96.5 96.3 94.8 1.1 2.4 6.1 14.5 75.9 428.5 426.7 418.7
J 355 97.5 99.7 97.0 1.1 1.4 3.4 11.0 83.1 440.4 441.7 433.8

VOCATIONAL/TECHNICALb

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1996
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1996 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1996 1995 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1996 1995 1993
  2,102 76.8 77.8 61.3 9.6 13.6 21.1 24.0 31.7 356.7 354.6 321.0

TOTAL

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1997
PERCENT WHO SCORED
IN LEVELS I OR II
PERCENT IN PROFICIENCY - 1997 MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1994 LEVEL III
(1-99)
LEVEL II
(100-149)
LEVEL I
(150-189)
1997 1996 1994
  62,551 85.9 86.2 82.4 6.4 7.6 12.5 19.8 53.6 389.9 387.0 376.2

WRITING SECTION

DISTRICT FACTOR GROUP

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1996
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1996 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1996 1995 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1996 1995 1993
A 7,978 70.6 67.6 75.1 7.7 21.7 37.1 27.3 6.1 324.4 321.0 331.3
B 6,038 88.6 89.9 91.8 1.7 9.8 31.4 42.1 15.0 353.3 357.4 363.9
CD 6,315 90.8 91.1 94.1 1.3 7.9 28.3 45.9 16.7 358.6 360.8 370.3
DE 9,872 93.4 93.7 96.0 0.8 5.7 24.7 46.8 21.9 366.8 368.6 376.9
FG 7,715 94.0 94.5 95.9 0.8 5.2 21.9 43.9 28.3 372.7 373.2 379.6
GH 11,163 95.3 95.2 96.9 0.6 4.1 18.0 46.3 31.0 378.2 378.2 384.9
I 10,817 97.3 97.4 98.1 0.4 2.4 12.7 44.6 40.0 389.2 391.9 398.7
J 356 98.0 99.0 99.2 0.0 2.0 6.7 38.5 52.8 405.2 393.9 407.7

VOCATIONAL/TECHNICALb

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1996
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1996 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1996 1995 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1996 1995 1993
  2,093 82.8 82.0 80.4 2.0 15.1 39.1 34.3 9.5 341.3 340.6 336.3

TOTAL

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1996
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1996 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1996 1995 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1996 1995 1993
  62,347 90.5 90.4 92.8 1.7 7.8 24.1 42.5 24.0 365.2 366.2 373.6

aEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS, AND VOIDED STUDENT ANSWER FOLDERS.
bVOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL DISTRICTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN A DFG.

TABLE 6

NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE TESTING SYSTEM
FALL 1996 GRADE 11 HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY TEST
READING, MATHEMATICS, AND WRITING PERFORMANCE
FOR SPECIAL NEEDS DISTRICTS AS COMPARED
TO ALL OTHER DISTRICTS
GRADE 11

READING SECTION

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1996
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1996 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1996 1995 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1996 1995 1993
SPECIAL NEEDS 9,891 56.0 56.2 59.2 22.2 21.8 22.0 18.3 15.8 314.8 311.0 315.4
ALL OTHER 52,728 88.0 88.5 89.0 3.7 8.3 17.1 25.5 45.5 382.0 379.3 378.6

MATHEMATICS SECTION

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1996
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1996 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1996 1995 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1996 1995 1993
SPECIAL NEEDS 9,853 59.5 59.0 53.3 23.1 17.4 18.6 18.9 22.0 322.6 316.9 306.6
ALL OTHER 52,698 90.9 91.3 87.7 3.3 5.8 11.3 20.0 59.5 402.5 400.2 389.0

WRITING SECTION

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1996
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1996 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1996 1995 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1996 1995 1993
SPECIAL NEEDS 9,699 74.0 71.6 78.2 6.4 19.6 36.8 29.6 7.7 329.7 327.0 336.4
ALL OTHER 52,648 93.5 93.9 95.4 0.9 5.6 21.7 44.8 27.0 371.8 373.5 380.4
aEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS, VOIDED STUDENT ANSWER FOLDERS, AND COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION STUDENTS.