Study Guide

Out of the Dust Chapter 54

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 54

State Tests Again

  • Welcome to 1935, Shmoopsters, and the return of winter.
  • Wow—these kids sure take a lot of tests, but at least they're good at it. Miss Freeland announces that their grade scored higher than any other in the state of Oklahoma. Billie Jo wishes she could run home and tell Ma—hearing her say, "I knew you could" would be enough this time.