State Collaborative Reforming Education, or SCORE has released its annual State of Education in Tennessee report. The report states that Tennessee became the fastest improving state in the nation in fourth and eighth grade math and reading on the National Assessment for Educational Progress in 2013.
In 2013, 4th graders in Tennessee were ranked 37th for improvement in math, up from 46th in 2011. That was due to a ten percent increase in math proficiency, according to the report. The average composite ACT score also improved to a 19.8 from a 19.5 earlier. Westwood Elementary was a SCORE prize finalist. A banner presentation will take place on Friday, January 23, at 2:00 P.M. at Westwood Elementary gymnasium. SCORE's Dr. Jared Bigham will present the banner in recognition of this honor.