In 2008, the Douglas County Grand Jury Report advised the school district to eliminate "overlapping and possibly redundant" tests, specifically the district's own measure of academic progress, or MAP, testing.
On Tuesday, school board members voted unanimously to remove MAP graduation requirements in reading, language and science.
The move came not as a belated response to the grand jury report, but as a response to new, tougher state standards.
"We're not reducing standards, but recognizing we have appropriate state standards now," said District Director of Grants and Assessments Brian Frazier.
In short, a student who wishes to graduate from Douglas …