Tougher standards affect Tennessee test scores
| Jan 14, 2011
Tennessee's new tougher tests and higher benchmarks took a toll on student achievement scores, but the results weren't as grim as education officials feared they might be.
Classrooms began using tougher curricula in the 2009-2010 school year, and the state passed more education reform legislation in January 2010 to compete in the Race to the Top grant program. Through that program, Tennessee received a half-billion dollars to improve schools.
To read the full article by Julie Hubbard, visit The Tennessean website.