Your test scores are your future, so you better not fail. You are tested two times a year from kindergarten to senior year. Each test score is averaged to create your Life Rank. If you fall Below the Average, say goodbye to college, and pretty much everything else.
Jo tests Above the Average, barely. It’s junior year, and only four more tests are left to improve her score average and change her station in life. Each test publicly updates your Life Rank, so everyone knows their place. Jo must find her place in the status quo as her class destroys themselves and each other to score their way to the top.
This musical asks: Who built this system? And what do you do when it all comes crashing down?