Great news for students in Tennessee (and across the U.S.). From 2003-2009, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test SCOREs grew by 29.4% for Tennessee students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.  That places Tennessee 8th in the nation for this measure. Below is a graph that Matthew Ladner (from the Foundation for Excellence in Education) put together demonstrating the gains across the U.S.:

(Hat tip to Mike Petrilli as well for posting this on Education Next)