Inside Jersey, a magazine produced by the Star Ledger, used a 'proprietary formula' to chart trends in student achievement over the past four years. The magazine used data from the state's High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), SAT scores and other data in its calculations to dole out letter grades. The full report can be seen here on NJ.com.
Here is how the report rated local schools;
Red Bank Regional: 'A' Grade for "Above average scores, below average growth." The composite SAT score at RBR was 1572, and the student achievement was calculated at 2.6% over the study period.
Shore Regional - 'B' grade for "Above average scores, above average growth". The composite SAT score at Shore Regional is 1509 and the report cites an 8.3 percent student achievement growth rate over the study period.