Student testing results have shown that Tennessee is soaring in science.
Tennessee is the only state to grow faster than any other state in both 4th and 8th grade science.
The state closed the gap between the science performance of male and female students. in both grades. In both grades the science gap in achievement scores between white and African-American students narrowed, and the gap tightened between white and Latino students in fourth grade.
Governor Bill Haslam spoke Thursday about the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress results.
The test is often referred to as the nation's report card, and Tennessee students are the fastest improving in the nation when it comes to science.
Tennessee students doubled the average national growth across states in both fourth and eighth grade science, launching Tennessee into the top half of all the states.