My story reminds me of Okaes as well. Jennie Oaks states about tracking kids. My kids don't want to take the test so some might not want to take the test seriously so they will not pass the test. All my kids do is learn for the test and they do not want to earn for the test. They want to learn stuff that will help them.
My kids want to understand the material but they just can't. They want to learn from us but it is hard when no one explain the material to them well. Student want to learn what will help them in the real world not what will help them to pass the test.