More than half of Tennessee third graders fall short on state test

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 22, 2023 3:48 PM CT | Published: May 22, 2023 2:17 PM CT

Memphis-Shelby County Schools began releasing state-mandated test scores to students and families Monday, in a year when the district estimates that 41% of third graders would be at risk for retention.


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Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming covers Memphis and Shelby County’s court system and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. He formerly covered education and earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis.


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