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Standardized Testing

Standardized Testing

What if the score you received on a standardized exam did not count in terms of your acceptance into the university of your dreams? The textbook definition of a standardized test is: any examination that’s administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner. There are two major kinds of standardized tests: aptitude tests and achievement tests. Achievement tests measure underlying […]

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Students had the opportunity to exempt up to three midterms

Students prepare for midterms

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 20, midterm week at MSD begins. Similar to previous years, students are able to exempt up to three different subjects. The criteria for exemption is a “B” or higher for both first and second quarter final grades. Additionally, students are not permitted to exempt exams for AP classes. There was a strict deadline for the exemption form, which had […]

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Student Stress Reaches New Heights

Many students at Douglas would agree that one of the main reasons for their distaste for school comes from the excessive stress it brings into their lives. This is not to say that school should not be in our lives – it’s a necessity – but it is to say that some of the curriculum, parents, classes, and overall expectations do need to be tuned down […]

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