Measuring Up: A Report on Science Standards and Assessments for New Jersey

Monday, September 30, 2002Printer-friendly version

At the request of the State Education Department and in conjunction with the Business Coalition for Education Excellence, Achieve conducted an evaluation of the state's science standards, originally adopted in 1996, and the alignment of its grade 4 and 8 tests to those standards. Achieve shared its preliminary findings in a detailed report prior to New Jersey undertaking a revision of its science standards in 2001. Based on Achieve’s recommendations, New Jersey made changes to its science standards. Achieve provided the state with a summary of the evaluation of the state’s revised standards as compared with the 1996 edition, and the alignment of its science tests to the 1996 standards.