MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee released academic test scores for the state’s public schools last week and mid-state systems generally saw strong gains.
Every school system in the WMOT listening area saw overall student test scores improve last year. Coffee County was a standout, seeing big gains in math, science and reading. The county’s composite math scores jumped more than 10 points in one year.
Dickson County saw some improvement as well, but had the area's most anemic gains of less than one percent for its combined math, reading and science scores.
Williamson County continues to lead the area in overall academic achievement with more than 67 percent of all students testing at or above grade level.
While it did see some improvement, Davidson County has some of the area’s lowest academic scores with more than half of all students testing below grade level.
This is the third year in a row that the State of Tennessee has enjoyed an overall rise in student achievement scores.