According to the Tennessee Department of Education, TNReady assessment results indicate that students across the state are performing better in almost all math subjects.

The TNReady scores also show that more than half the schools in Tennessee – 56 percent – improved their growth scores (TVAAS scores) from the previous year, with 41 percent of all schools earning a level 4 or 5 TVAAS rating which measures year-to-year growth.

In Southeast Tennessee:

Four districts saw students in grades 3-8 improve math scores, including Grundy Co., Hamilton Co., McMinnCo., and Polk Co.

Hamilton Co. improved in math, ELA, and end of course exams by at least 5 percent.

Among schools districts listed as "exemplary" were the Athens City and Dayton City Schools.

Among school districts listed as "advancing" were Bradley County, Cleveland City, Grundy County, Hamilton County, McMinn County, Meigs County, Polk County, Sequatchie County.

Statewide highlights:

9th-grade students across the state improved scores by 7.4 percent, while 10th-grade students did slightly better with a 7.5 percent improvement over 2018.

5th-grade students claimed the largest grade-level improvement over 2018 (a 5.6 percent increase over 2018).