NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Tennessee students continued to show academic improvement, based on the results of the 2012 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), which were released Tuesday.
Officials said in grades three through eight, students achieved higher levels of proficiency on 23 out of 24 TCAP achievement tests. Test results also showed that 47 percent of students scored proficient or advanced in math, which translates into about 55,000 more students than in 2010. Meanwhile in science, 60 percent scored proficient or advanced, this represents an increase of about 38,000 students when compared to the 2010 scores.
"The continued success of students is a testament to how much work Tennessee teachers have done in the classroom," Governor Bill Haslam said in a statement. "We’re so proud of our students, teachers and parents for supporting statewide efforts to improve education, and it is exciting to see gains for a second year in a row."
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