Tennessee ACT composite score shows large gain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The latest ACT test scores show Tennessee's composite score had its largest gain in more than a decade.

ACT officials say the state's composite growth score of 0.3 released Wednesday is statistically significant, particularly for a state that administers the test to all students.

Meanwhile, in other education-related news, test assessment results released earlier this week show more than twice the number of Metro Nashville public schools are performing at the state's lowest academic level than was the case two years ago.

The jump in so-called "priority schools" means more intervention by the state-run Achievement School District, which oversees the 85 schools that fall within the bottom 5 percent of performance statewide.

The rise in Davidson County comes as the number of priority schools in Memphis decreased by 10.

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