New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge

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NJ Officials: Student Passage Rates On Standardized Tests Saw Slight Decline

New Jersey education officials say student passage rates dropped slightly on standardized tests last year.


Students were asked about their secrets on an exam this past week. (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Education Officials Will No Longer Use ‘Secret’ Standardized Test Question

The question appeared on the writing portion of some versions of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge, given to third-graders this past week. And it drew criticism from some parents, who thought it was inappropriate.