The Mitten state currently rests right in the middle of the nation's reading report card, and that's slowly gone up in the two-year testing cycle. This report was just released by The National Assessment of Educational Progress.

How this is ranked, according to WILX, is by a representative sample of students.

In the last cycle, Michigan's fourth-grade reading was at spot 35, and now is at 32. Eighth-grade reading was at 30 in the last cycle, but is now at the 28.

In the eighth-grade math score wise, Michigan has also gone up from number 33 to 28 in the cycle. However, we went from number 38 to 42 in fourth-grade math.

State Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, says this is great progress in Michigan literacy. She also added that the state should continue to make funding for early literacy and more adequate funding in the system.