NJ Stats: National Assessment of Educational Progress for 2015 (8th Grade)

8th Grade Math Average Rank State Score 8th Grade Reading Average Rank State Score
1 Massachusetts 297 1 New Hampshire 275
2 New Hampshire 294 2 Massachusetts 274
2 Minnesota 294 2 Vermont 274
4 New Jersey 293 4 Connecticut 273
5 Vermont 290 5 New Jersey 271
6 Wisconsin 289 6 Montana 270
7 North Dakota 288 6 Minnesota 270
7 Virginia 288 6 Wisconsin 270
9 Washington 287 9 Pennsylvania 269
9 Montana 287 9 Wyoming 269
9 Wyoming 287 9 Idaho 269
9 Indiana 287 9 Utah 269
13 Colorado 286 9 Nebraska 269
13 Iowa 286 14 Maryland 268
13 Nebraska 286 14 Colorado 268
13 Utah 286 14 Kentucky 268
17 Ohio 285 14 Maine 268
17 Maine 285 14 Iowa 268
17 South Dakota 285 14 Oregon 268
20 Pennsylvania 284 14 Indiana 268
20 Kansas 284 21 Washington 267
20 Texas 284 21 South Dakota 267
20 Idaho 284 21 North Dakota 267
20 Connecticut 284 21 Virginia 267
25 Maryland 283 21 Missouri 267
25 Oregon 283 21 Illinois 267
25 Arizona 283 21 Kansas 267
28 Illinois 282 28 Ohio 266
29 North Carolina 281 29 Rhode Island 265
29 Rhode Island 281 29 Tennessee 265
29 Missouri 281 31 Michigan 264
32 Delaware 280 32 New York 263
32 New York 280 32 Delaware 263
32 Alaska 280 32 Florida 263
35 Hawaii 279 32 Oklahoma 263
35 Georgia 279 32 Arizona 263
37 Kentucky 278 37 Georgia 262
37 Michigan 278 38 North Carolina 261
37 Tennessee 278 38 Texas 261
40 South Carolina 276 40 South Carolina 260
41 Florida 275 40 Alaska 260
41 Nevada 275 40 West Virginia 260
41 Arkansas 275 43 Arkansas 259
41 California 275 43 Nevada 259
41 Oklahoma 275 43 California 259
46 West Virginia 271 43 Alabama 259
46 New Mexico 271 47 Hawaii 257
46 Mississippi 271 48 Louisiana 255
49 Louisiana 268 49 New Mexico 253
50 Alabama 267 50 Mississippi 252


The 50-State Average Math Score is 282.
New Jersey is 3.9% above the 50-State Average Math Score.

The 50-State Average Reading Score is 265.
New Jersey is 2.3% above the 50-State Average Reading Score.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center of Education Statistics. “2015 Mathematics and Reading Assessments.” National Assessment of Educational Progress. October 2015. Accessed January 2016.

Grade 8, Math Link: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/report.aspx
Grade 8, Reading Link: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/report.aspx



NJ Stats: National Assessment of Educational Progress for 2013 (8th Grade)

8th Grade
Math Rank
State Score 8th Grade
Reading Rank
State Score
1 Massachusetts 301 1 Massachusetts 277
2 New Jersey 296 2 New Jersey 276
2 New Hampshire 296 3 Connecticut 274
4 Vermont 295 3 Vermont 274
4 Minnesota 295 3 New Hampshire 274
6 North Dakota 291 3 Maryland 274
7 Washington 290 7 Pennsylvania 272
7 Colorado 290 7 Washington 272
7 Pennsylvania 290 7 Montana 272
7 Ohio 290 10 Minnesota 271
7 Kansas 290 10 Colorado 271
12 Montana 289 10 Wyoming 271
12 Wisconsin 289 13 Idaho 270
12 Maine 289 13 Utah 270
15 Texas 288 13 Kentucky 270
15 Virginia 288 16 Nebraska 269
15 Wyoming 288 16 Maine 269
15 Indiana 288 16 Ohio 269
19 South Dakota 287 16 Iowa 269
19 Maryland 287 20 Oregon 268
21 Idaho 286 20 South Dakota 268
21 North Carolina 286 20 North Dakota 268
23 Connecticut 285 20 Virginia 268
23 Iowa 285 20 Wisconsin 268
23 Nebraska 285 25 Indiana 267
23 Illinois 285 25 Missouri 267
27 Utah 284 25 Illinois 267
27 Rhode Island 284 25 Kansas 267
27 Oregon 284 25 Rhode Island 267
30 Missouri 283 30 New York 266
31 Delaware 282 30 Delaware 266
31 New York 282 30 Michigan 266
31 Alaska 282 30 Florida 266
34 Hawaii 281 34 Tennessee 265
34 Florida 281 34 Georgia 265
34 Kentucky 281 34 North Carolina 265
37 Michigan 280 37 Texas 264
37 South Carolina 280 38 Arkansas 262
37 Arizona 280 38 Oklahoma 262
40 Georgia 279 38 Nevada 262
41 Nevada 278 38 California 262
41 Arkansas 278 42 South Carolina 261
41 Tennessee 278 42 Alaska 261
44 California 276 44 Arizona 260
44 Oklahoma 276 44 Hawaii 260
46 West Virginia 274 46 Alabama 257
47 New Mexico 273 46 West Virginia 257
47 Louisiana 273 46 Louisiana 257
49 Mississippi 271 49 New Mexico 256
50 Alabama 269 50 Mississippi 253


50 State Average Math Score
: 284. New Jersey is 4.2% above the 50-State Average Math Score.

50 State Average Reading Score: 267. New Jersey is 3.4% above the 50-State Average Reading Score.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, “2013 Mathematics and Reading Assessments.” 2014, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), April 2014, Accessed May 9, 2014