by Steven Hale
Test scores for Metro Nashville Public Schools are in, and while students improved in science and math, reading scores declined in all grades.
Andrea Zelinski reports at The City Paper:
Director of Schools Jesse Register said he is largely pleased with this year's boost in TCAP test scores, but is concerned about a drop in reading. Metro students, like those across the state, improved in both math and science but struggled to advance in reading, which declined in all grades.
However, the district has managed to close the achievement gap slightly faster than the state, according to district officials. Gaps between scores for minority, low-income and special-needs students compared to other students were smaller than those measured across the state.
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