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UPDATE: TN makes advances in math, reading scores

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MT. JULIET, TN (WRCB) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today that the state saw the fastest improvement in the country, with fourth-grade students going from 46th to 37th in math scores, and 41st to 31st in reading scores.

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Additionally, African-American students also saw growth during the testing period and the state saw gains in overall results while significantly increasing the participation of special education students on the test.

The 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress is considered to be the "Nation's Report Card" and helps lawmakers and education plan and better understand state and national trends in education.

"These historic gains are a result of years of hard work by a lot of people across Tennessee: our teachers, students, principals, superintendents, parents, lawmakers, school board members, business leaders, and many others," Haslam said.  "As a state we've come together to make education a top priority."

The state also saw the largest growth on any state in a single testing cycle since the national assessment standards were invoked 10 years ago.

Gov. Halsam tweeted from the event: 2013 #NAEP results show Tennessee students the fastest improving in the nation. Congratulations to all of our educators and students! #tnedu

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