A recent report has revealed that Tennessee high school seniors' performance in math and reading is below the national average.

Tennessee was among 13 states that voluntarily participated in the latest national assessment of educational progress test, also known as the nation's report card.

Twelfth graders in those states were tested last year from January to March. According to N.A.E.P, the average score of students in Tennessee was 282, which was lower than the national average score of 287 for public school students.

In math, Tennessee 12th-grade students scored 145, compared to 152 nationally.