is this possible? Have you seen it done? What happened to accomplish this? some background info as to why I ask...I teach in a rural school. The state requires all juniors to take the ACT. I did a week of ACT prep for the upcoming test (of course it also related to my course standards as well). On Friday, the students did poorly. additionally, many of them failed to bring their notes and wanted help with the test questions. Maybe 5% had done any studying the previous night. This was not a one off event either, quizzes or tests generally go like this. These kids are juniors but lack not only actual math skills but also skills win the habits to be effective in the classroom (notes, preparation, etc.) Looking at sample ACT questions, most of my kids will do poorly. Sadly, about 70% of them say they want to go to college. My observations are aligned with another new teacher in my department. He has taught in other schools before moving back to his hometown.We are both sad for these children. So, back to the question above...is it possible to change a school's culture.?