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    There must be something in the water in New Jersey. Its 12th grade students have better math scores than their peers across the nation, and their reading scores are average.


    New Jersey students scored four points higher than the rest of the nation in a test based on a zero to 300 scoring system. The students’ average score was 156.

    But while they’re outperforming others overall, the white students in the New Jersey school system are also outperforming their minority peers.

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    In a report filed by, the National Assessment of Education Progress study shows white students scored an average of 30 points higher than black students and 25 points higher than Hispanic students in the math test and 25 and 20 points higher, respectively, in the reading portion.

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