Mercy girls opinions on new mid-term exam schedule

This year Mercy is trying something new concerning mid-term exams. As many of you know, unlike most high schools, Mercy usually holds their mid-term exams after Christmas break instead of before. The main reason for this is that Mercy starts the school year a little later than most schools to avoid students boiling in a class room in August. Apparently, throughout the years, Mercy has had many negative opinions from students and parents, on having the exams after break because students have to worry and study for exams through break. As a result Mercy has decided to try something new. Instead of having all the exams after break, Mercy will have their full year class exams before Christmas break and their semester class exams after Christmas break. Below, I have provided the new schedule for reference:


There has been much talk over weather this is a good idea. In response to this I have surveyed 38 Mercy students, asking them their opinion on the new exam schedule. Below is a picture of the servay they filled out:

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I took my results from the survey and made them into three different graphs to help you evaluate them.

The results out of 38 people serveyed

The results out of 38 people surveyed

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As you can see, most people really do not like the new mid-term exam schedule. But to simplify the results more I lumped the negative and positive opinions together and made another graph:

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This graph clearly shows that most Mercy girls have a generally negative opinion toward the new mid-term exam schedule.

Here are some comments that people wrote and:

  • Really do not like it!- “People should be rewarded from being exempt by not having to come to school.”
  • Don’t care- “I’m a freshman so I wasn’t here for the old one.”
  • Really do not like it!- “I don’t like having exams and regular classes in the same day!!”
  • I don’t know yet- Can’t leave school? No thanks. But I’m liking the fact that they’re spaced out rather than 3 consecutive days of confined hell.”
  • Really do not like it!- “We still have to worry about other classes.”
  • I don’t know yet- “I’m a freshman so I don’t really know much about it.”

Personally I really don’t know how I feel about the new exam schedule. I think we will have to wait and see how everything actually pans out.

Written by Madalyn Hardig

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