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High school seniors have the worst reading scores of students in 13 states, according to a new report.

The same students were also tied for worst in math.

The assessment, known as the nation's report card, did show that test scores improved in the state in recent years.

The average West Virginia math score was up four points from 2009.   That makes West Virginia one of only four states to show improvements over that period.

The state's average reading score was also up, but just one point, which is not considered a significant difference in the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
    
West Virginia tied with Tennessee for worst in math.   West Virginia's last-lace finish in reading was just behind Tennessee, but the margin is not considered significantly different.