effort is made to evaluate tasks impartially
and separately using a large pool of dozens of well qualified judges.
- All team entries are identified
only with an assigned team number.
- Judges do not
know from which
high schools entries came from.
- A common "task scoring rubric" is
used by all judges.
- A highly qualified group
of judges evaluates every task of
the competition, separately. The
averaged score of separate evaluations
from various judges determines task scores.
A perfect score for all of
the activities on
the day of the competition,
would be Internet Search (40 pts) + 3 Selected Tasks (20 pts each) = 100 possible total points (total of 4 file submissions)
Clear and complete sentences, with correct grammar
and spelling, can make a difference. In
the event of a tie, clear written communication
(spelling, grammar, completeness, and clarity) will settle ties. Your team
should complete the
competition well before the 11:59 AM deadline on the day of the
competition. There is a very stiff penalty of 1 deducted point
per minute for late team submission, based on the time stamp of the last file to be submitted. Any
incomplete team submission that is more than 30 minutes late will NOT be judged. So, it is very important to submit ALL of the 4 files on time.
Judges use this "scoring rubric" to judge each of the 3 tasks; each task is worth 20 pts.
The volunteer organizers of this event reserve the right to make a
decision regarding any appeal regarding an unforeseen problem for the sake of
economy. This is clearly described on the registration
Results of the competition will be announced on the main page
of this website with specific results of your team
and its comparative
ranking with all competing schools. The top 5 high school teams will be announced and
So, you will be able to see how well your team did based on a table
of all ranked teams, using assigned team numbers. We don't publish or announce rankings by school name.
- The awards
of Overall State Team
Ranking are: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place.
laser-etched granite school trophy with the names of all team members
and the Team Coach will be
awarded to the top 5 team finishers of this state-wide
competition, with T-shirts.