All students should graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and citizenship.
Since Achieve's first report in 2000, New Jersey has revised its Core Curriculum Content Standards in language arts literacy and math. In 2004, at the request of the governor and commissioner of education and with the encouragement and support of New Jersey United, a statewide business and education coalition, Achieve reviewed the state's revised standards and related tests. We compared the revised standards in language arts literacy and math with the earlier version of the standards, as well as with our benchmark standards. We also analyzed how well the state tests in grades 4 and 8 and high school assess the knowledge and skills found in the state's new standards.