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Scores Up Statewide in TCAP Testing (23 of 24 categories)

Students statewide showed improved average test scores in 23 of 24 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program categories this year, according to data released Tuesday.
Gov. Bill Haslam declared the score results “great news” that “makes it hard for anyone to argue that Tennessee is not on the right path now in education.”
The governor and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, joined by state legislators to in a celebratory announcement of the score results at a Nashville school, said gains in the key subjects of math and science were particularly impressive. Eighth-grade reading was the only subject that did not show gains this year.
The results, Haslam and Huffman acknowledged, still leave room for improvement.
About 47 percent of students scored at proficient levels or advanced in math, up from 41 percent a year earlier, an improvement that means 55,000 more students statewide achieved the desired level.

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