The state Education Department released test results this morning that show 45 percent of this years high school juniors scored at or above grade level in literacy on benchmark tests. That figure is more than double the percentage from just three years ago. Results from end-of-course Algebra One and geometry exams showed lower increases, although more than half performed proficiently in Algebra One exams this spring. Students completing the Eleventh grade took the literacy exam in April. The percentage of students scoring at or above proficiency was 41 percent last year and just 22 percent in 2001. The math exams were given and the end of the first semester in January and again at the end of the school year, whenever students completed the course work.