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UPDATED: Preliminary TCAP data shows improved scores

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Governor Bill Haslam is thanking teachers and administrators for improving the state's standardized test scores.

Preliminary results from the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program released on Thursday showed math scores in grades 3-8 improved by 7% this year over last year and reading scores improved by 3.7%.

In 18 school systems, student scores improved by 20% or more.

Release of the scores follows education reform legislation signed into law by the Republican governor that left many educators unhappy.

The tenure law, in particular, requires a teacher to be on the job five years instead of 3 to get tenure. And it creates a way for job security to be revoked for poor teaching performance.

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