Tennessee students made gains in the majority of the state’s 31 grade and subject levels, results from the annual TCAP tests show.
The biggest increases seen in 2013-2014 were in high school, where students made gains on five of seven high school tests.
The results mark the second year of strong growth in a row for high school students.
“The ultimate goal of our work is to send more students out of high school with higher skill levels, and today’s results show that we are making good progress,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said.
Student scores held steady in grades 3-8, with slight gains in most areas including math and science.
Proficiency rates continue to rise in biology and algebra. In 2011, only 31% of Algebra II students were on grade. That number has now risen to nearly 50%.
Additionally, high school English scores grew considerably over last year and achievement gaps for minority students narrowed in both math and reading at both the high school and 3-8 grade levels.
Complete statewide TCAP results are available online at TN.gov/education.