NJ students getting higher marks on standardized tests

A report from the state Board of Education shows significant test score improvements for the majority of New Jersey's schools.

Students at Canfield Elementary represent the growing trend of higher standardized test marks. All fifth- and sixth-graders at the school passed the New Jersey Assessment Skill and Knowledge math exam last year.

Canfield administrators attribute the institution's success to smaller class sizes. The school averages about 18 students per classroom.

"It allows more interaction amongst the youngsters," says Superintendent Richard Bitondo. "It allows more interaction between the teacher and the students."

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