Schools wishing to participate in the Academic Bowl should notify the AMCSUS Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org NLT 1 Nov 2018 that they have reviewed and agreed the Rules of Engagement described below.
The 2018 Academic Bowl will consist of two categories:
- Middle School Category: 1-Hour exam consisting of 50 multiple choice questions (Math, Science, Grammar, History) followed by a few open ended tie-breakers.
- High School Category: 1-Hour exam consisting of 100 multiple choice questions (Math, Science, Grammar, History) followed by a few open ended tie-breakers.
The exam is computer based and will be accessed via an electronic link provided to the school's POC (ideally the exam proctor) prior to the school's test date. The exam is very challenging and includes some easy questions, some more challenging questions, and some extremely challenging questions. Cadets will need computer access to take the test (ideally they will be in the same room and away from distractions) It is not expected that students will be able to finish the entire exam in the allotted one hour, but they should work to prioritize their time and answer as many questions as possible.
Rules of Engagement
- Interested schools need two notify AMCSUS Executive Director (email@example.com) NLT 1 Nov 2018 of their intent to participate (e.g. High School and Middle School, etc.)
- Schools will select a test date prior to 21 Dec 2018 on which they intend to take the exam and notify the Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) of that date a minimum of a week in advance
- Executive Director will provide the link(s) to the school's designated proctor ahead of the exam (proctor will be responsible to safeguard the link, not opening it until the test is given to the students)
- Schools will select their team of up to 5-10 cadets to take the exam (the school's score will be the average of the student scores)
- Exam must be proctored by an adult staff member
- Proctor will ensure cadets understand the rule of the test
- All work will be done independently (no talking or sharing of information) without the aide of notes, phones, calculators, internet, or any other outside references or assistance
- Cadets can have one blank piece of paper and a pencil or pen
- Proctor will ensure cadets can access the link at the designated start time
- Proctor will ensure students stop at the 1-hour point
- The scores will be compiled by AMCSUS Executive Director
- Awards will be announced at the Annual Conference Awards Banquet on 25 Feb 2019
- Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Finishers in both categories