The College Board said New Jersey students who graduated high school this year did markedly better than their predecessors on a key college-entrance exam.
Data released Thursday show the average SAT score for the Class of 2013 was 499 in critical reading, 522 in math and 500 in writing.
Each test has a top score of 800 and the scores went up for recent grads on all three, even as scores nationally were stagnant.
More than 83,000 students who graduated this year took the exam, down from the year before.
New Jersey's scores were above the national average in all three parts of the test.