TABLE 1
NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE TESTING SYSTEM
FALL 1997 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             64,352     75.3    64,907     74.6
RETESTED          330     34.2       226      6.6       180      2.8       736     18.1       N/A
FIRST-TIME        N/A                N/A                N/A             63,616     75.9       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             10,133     41.4    10,410     40.3
RETESTED          163     26.4       136      3.7       126      3.2       425     12.2       N/A
FIRST-TIME        N/A                N/A                N/A              9,708     42.7       N/A

ALL OTHER
TOTAL             N/A                N/A                N/A             54,219     81.6    54,497     81.2
RETESTED          167     41.9        90     11.1        54      1.9       311     26.0       N/A
FIRST-TIME        N/A                N/A                N/A             53,908     81.9       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 280 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 1997 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              8,228     37.1     8,491     35.9
  RETESTED               152     25.7       130      3.8       128      3.1       410     11.7       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A              7,818     38.4       N/A


B
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A              6,285     67.3     6,340     66.7
  RETESTED                36     47.2        33      3.0        19      0.0        88     20.5       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A              6,197     68.0       N/A

CD
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A              6,661     73.4     6,697     73.0
  RETESTED                31     45.2        20     10.0        *                  61     26.2       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A              6,600     73.9       N/A

DE
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A             10,339     79.4    10,391     79.0
  RETESTED                38     36.8        11      0.0        *                  57     24.6       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A             10,282     79.7       N/A

FG
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A              8,018     82.6     8,057     82.2
  RETESTED                28     42.9        *                  *                  43     30.2       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A              7,975     82.9       N/A

GH
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A             11,031     86.8    11,079     86.5
  RETESTED                23     39.1        *                  *                  33     36.4       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A             10,998     87.0       N/A

I
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A             11,116     91.6    11,164     91.2
  RETESTED                *                  *                  *                  22     22.7       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A             11,094     91.7       N/A

J
  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A                449     94.7       450     94.4
  RETESTED                 0                  0                  0                  0                N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A                449     94.7       N/A


VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL DISTIRCTSD

  TOTAL                  N/A                N/A                N/A              2,225     56.7     2,238     56.4
  RETESTED                12     41.7        *                   *                 22     31.8       N/A
  FIRST-TIME             N/A                N/A                N/A              2,203     57.0       N/A

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

bEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION AND LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS AND 280 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 1997 GRADE 11 HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY TEST
READING, MATHEMATICS AND WRITING STATE RESULTS
GRADE 11

                                 NUMBER      NO.                   %           MEAN
TEST SECTION                     TESTED    PASSING              PASSING        SCORE

READING
                     1997        63,741a     53,513                 84.0         371.3
                     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
                     1997        63,666a     54,671                 85.9         392.3
                     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
                     1997        63,593a     55,889                 87.9         361.3
                     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.
bEXCLUDES SPECIAL EDUCATION, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS, AND VOIDED ON EITHER OR BOTH PARTS
OF THE WRITING SECTION.

TABLE 3

NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE TESTING SYSTEM
FALL 1997 GRADE 11 HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY TEST
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED BY CATEFORY
GRADE 11

CATEGORY READING MATHEMATICS WRITING
NUMBER OF REGULAR STUDENTS ENROLLEDa 63,741 63,666 63,593
NUMBER OF REGULAR STUDENTS TESTEDa 681 673 785
TESTED STUDENTS CODED SPECIAL EDUCATIONb 5,748 5,671 5,637
TESTED STUDENTS CODED LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENTb 2,311 2,258 2,281
TESTED STUDENTS CODED BOTH SPECIAL EDUCATION AND LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENTb 13 14 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 1997 GRADE 11 HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY TEST
STATEWIDE SCORE DISTRIBUTION
GRADE 11

READING SECTION - MEAN HSPT SCORE 1997: 371.3
1996: 371.4
1993: 368.8
PERCENT PASSING 1997: 84.0
1996: 83.0
1993: 84.4

PASSING SCORE: 300

  DISTRIBUTION OF HSPT SCORES
100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1997a 63,741 4,136 6,092 10,643 16,864 26,006
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1997 6.5 9.6 16.7 26.5 40.8
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 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 1997: 392.3
1996: 389.9
1993: 376.2
PERCENT PASSING 1997: 85.9
1996: 85.9
1993: 82.4

PASSING SCORE: 300

  DISTRIBUTION OF HSPT SCORES
100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1997a 63,666 4,371 4,624 7,211 11,912 35,548
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1997 6.9 7.3 11.3 18.7 55.8
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 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 1997: 361.3
1996: 365.2
1993: 373.6
PERCENT PASSING 1997: 87.9
1996: 90.5
1993: 92.8

PASSING SCORE: 300

  DISTRIBUTION OF HSPT SCORES
100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500
NUMBER OF STUDENTS TESTED 1997a 63,593 1,914 5,790 15,072 26,233 14,584
PERCENT OF STUDENTS TESTED 1997 3.0 9.1 23.7 41.3 22.9
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 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 1997 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
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
A 7,970 53.5 51.5 55.0 26.0 20.5 21.2 19.4 12.9 305.5 306.7 307.8
B 6,216 78.7 78.2 80.5 8.0 13.3 20.8 27.4 30.5 355.5 354.8 354.6
CD 6,599 84.0 82.7 85.2 5.2 10.8 20.1 29.9 34.0 365.5 365.1 365.4
DE 10,273 87.3 86.7 89.0 3.8 8.9 18.2 30.0 39.1 374.2 375.0 372.9
FG 7,962 89.5 88.4 89.9 2.9 7.6 16.2 27.7 45.6 382.3 382.2 378.9
GH 10,991 92.3 92.2 92.1 2.1 5.6 13.6 27.4 51.4 391.4 392.3 386.8
I 11,076 95.2 95.0 95.4 1.3 3.5 10.0 24.7 60.5 403.9 405.2 401.6
J 449 97.6 98.0 98.4 0.7 1.8 7.6 18.9 71.0 417.5 424.1 413.4

VOCATIONAL/TECHNICALb

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
  2,205 72.2 69.0 62.1 10.0 17.9 24.5 23.9 23.8 342.9 338.3 320.5

TOTAL

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
  63,741 84.0 83.0 84.4 6.5 9.6 16.7 26.5 40.8 371.3 371.4 368.8

MATHEMATICS SECTION

DISTRICT FACTOR GROUP

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
A 7,967 53.3 54.1 47.6 28.6 18.1 17.3 17.1 18.9 310.4 312.1 295.8
B 6,203 82.9 82.9 79.6 7.5 9.6 16.1 23.8 43.0 374.4 373.1 359.8
CD 6,588 86.2 86.2 82.8 5.8 8.0 14.2 23.1 48.9 384.1 382.6 369.8
DE 10,262 89.8 90.2 86.7 3.7 6.5 12.0 22.3 55.4 396.1 394.0 380.9
FG 7,957 91.6 91.4 89.5 3.1 5.3 10.0 19.2 62.4 406.4 403.0 390.2
GH 10,973 94.1 94.0 91.1 2.2 3.7 7.9 16.5 69.6 417.3 414.2 399.4
I 11,062 96.8 96.5 94.8 1.3 2.0 5.0 12.6 79.1 433.2 428.5 418.7
J 447 98.7 97.5 97.0 0.0 1.3 2.0 11.4 85.2 444.9 440.4 433.8

VOCATIONAL/TECHNICALb

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
  2,207 74.1 76.8 61.3 10.2 15.7 19.7 21.9 32.5 355.4 356.7 321.0

TOTAL

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
  63,666 85.9 85.9 82.4 6.9 7.3 11.3 18.7 55.8 392.3 389.9 376.2

WRITING SECTION

DISTRICT FACTOR GROUP

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
A 7,907 61.4 70.6 75.1 13.5 25.0 33.1 23.5 4.8 312.9 324.4 331.3
B 6,198 83.3 88.6 91.8 3.8 12.9 30.4 39.2 13.7 347.2 353.3 363.9
CD 6,585 87.5 90.8 94.1 2.4 10.1 29.4 42.2 15.9 353.7 358.6 370.3
DE 10,243 92.3 93.4 96.0 1.2 6.5 25.0 46.2 21.1 364.6 366.8 376.9
FG 7,961 92.7 94.0 95.9 1.2 6.2 20.9 45.2 26.5 370.7 372.7 379.6
GH 10,978 94.3 95.3 96.9 0.9 4.8 19.2 45.3 29.9 375.6 378.2 384.9
I 11,069 97.1 97.3 98.1 0.5 2.4 13.2 45.0 39.0 387.7 389.2 398.7
J 449 97.8 98.0 99.2 0.2 2.0 7.8 40.5 49.4 399.0 405.2 407.7

VOCATIONAL/TECHNICALb

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
  2,203 78.6 82.8 80.4 3.8 17.6 36.7 31.9 10.0 337.3 341.3 336.3

TOTAL

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
  63,593 87.9 90.5 92.8 3.0 9.1 23.7 41.3 22.9 361.3 365.2 373.6

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 1997 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
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
SPECIAL NEEDS 9,848 57.3 56.0 59.2 22.8 19.9 21.3 20.6 15.4 313.3 314.8 315.4
ALL OTHER 53,893 88.8 88.0 89.0 3.5 7.7 15.9 27.5 45.4 381.8 382.0 378.6

MATHEMATICS SECTION

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
SPECIAL NEEDS 9,848 58.2 59.5 53.3 24.9 16.9 17.1 18.8 22.3 320.7 322.6 306.6
ALL OTHER 53,818 90.9 90.9 87.7 3.6 5.5 10.3 18.7 62.0 405.4 402.5 389.0

WRITING SECTION

DFG NUMBER
TESTEDa
1997
PERCENT PASSING PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF 1997 HSPT SCORES MEAN SCORE
1997 1996 1993 100-249 250-299 300-349 350-399 400-500 1997 1996 1993
SPECIAL NEEDS 9,779 65.0 74.0 78.2 11.9 23.1 33.7 25.5 5.8 318.0 329.7 336.4
ALL OTHER 53,814 92.0 93.5 95.4 1.4 6.6 21.9 44.1 26.0 369.2 371.8 380.4

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