Report: Little to no change in state’s national test scores
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A national report shows that Tennessee has seen little to no change in fourth- and eighth-grade math and reading scores over the last two years.
Multiple news outlets report the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress were released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education.
State officials say the news is still positive, as many states declined in many of four categories while Tennessee remained roughly the same.
Gov. Bill Haslam says the state was able to retain its gains made in scores from 2011 to 2013 and backs the claim Tennessee is one of the fastest improving states in K-12 education in the nation.
The NAEP, also known as the nation’s report card, is given to a sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students every two years.