A new education report shows Tennessee students are leading the way in academic growth.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress report measures fourth and eighth grade students in reading and math on a 500-point scale.

Tennessee students gained 22 points overall since the report was last released in 2011. The score is just one point below Washington, D.C.’s 23 point increase. Tennessee’s largest gains were in fourth grade math.

Kentucky’s science scores in the latest national assessment exceed the national average, but that may not be the case for long.