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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Tennessee Students continue to Improve


Statewide assessments show achievement gains for second year in a row

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and State Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman today announced that statewide student performance on the 2012 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) improved for the second year in a row, as the state continues to push toward academic achievement through its First to the Top education reforms.

Students reached higher levels of proficiency in 23 of 24 TCAP achievement tests in grades three through eight.  Achievement also increased on most high school “End of Course” exams.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Read Tennessee Encourages Early Grades Reading


Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education announced today the launch of, a website that will help teachers, parents, and community members understand new curriculum standards and increased expectations for learning. The online toolkits provide information on promoting early grades reading and accelerating student achievement for young students across the state. «Read the rest of this article»

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