LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — With thousands of students are facing the ACT Aspire tests in the next few weeks. For kids in the city of Little Rock, the results of those tests will mean much more than passing grades.
With more than 20 schools considered failing, the Arkansas Department of Education has made improved test scores a condition of getting back to local control. Teachers on the front-lines are feeling the pressure and trying hard to prepare their kids.
“We want all our points. That’s what you’re going to tell ACT Aspire too,” said Krystal Duckery Moore to her 7th-grade math class at Horace Mann Magnet Middle School. “Help me, so that on April 23rd, I’m ready.”
Moore is also a soccer and…