2013-2014 Decathlon Season
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Local Results News Release posted 11-15-13
|Local Competition is held at numerous sites throughout the state with written tests in:|
WIAD will combine the science and social science tests into one 50-question test for the 2013 Local Competition (25 questions from each subject). This temporary format will allow the students to experience both test subjects while the Local scoring software is updated to accommodate the seventh test.
However, as different scoring software is used at Regional and State Competition, there will be separate 50-question science and social science tests at the 2014 competitions.
The overarching theme for the 2013-2014 season is "World War I"
This year's selected novel: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The full curriculum can be viewed at www.usad.org
2013-2014 Registration Form - Updated 9-4-13
New schools to the program may be eligible for a Supply Grant.
The grant provides the majority of study materials needed to start in the program.
Click Here to request more information.
Interested high schools may enter 9-member team(s) for the November Competition.
Schools may register more than one team, but only one team can advance to the next level.
Each 9-member team consists of:
Team registration continues from Mid-May through October 11, 2013.
Team test sites will be assigned October 23, 2013.
Registration Information is mailed to all schools before the end of May.
Interested high schools must officially register and pay the entry fee per team for the Local Competition. Contact the WIAD Office <email@example.com> for a free copy of this year's official study guide.
School Size Divisions - Board Review May, 2013
All teams are assigned to a size division based on high school enrollment.
The division sizes for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Decathlon seasons will be:
Next board review will be the spring of 2015.
COMPETITION DAY SCHEDULE
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Generally, the test day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and finish approximately 3 hours later.
Your starting time will be identified by your CESA -- times may vary, but all tests will be conducted in the morning.
Here is a tentative schedule:
The science and social science tests will be combined into one 50-question test for the 2013 Local Competition (25 questions from each subject).
This temporary format will allow the students to experience both test subjects while the Local scoring software is updated to accommodate the seventh test.
USAD® Calculator Policy for 2013-2014
Graphing Calculators Allowed -- provided it has none of the features listed in
Section III of the USAD® Calculator Policy.
Competitors are expected to honor the that they are not to refer to information stored in the graphing calculator memory during the mathematics test.
Review calculator policy at www.usad.org.
"Short" List of USAD® Approved Calculators:
HP 32SII, HP 33S
TI 34 II, TI 36X
"Short" list of USAD® Approved Graphing Calculators:
Calculators with any of the following features are NOT allowed in USAD® competitions:
COACHES: Be sure to check the Coaches' Corner for news and weekly updates. This is a secured site for coaches' use only.
Coaches will receive the user name and password via e-mail once their team is registered. Password will be changed after each competition.
All scoring reports for the three levels of competitions will be posted on the
Coaches' Corner, as well as information specific to the coaches.
Every effort has been made by WIAD (Wisconsin Academic Decathlon) to ensure
the accuracy of the information provided on this web site.
Please report any errors, omissions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
WIAD is not responsible for information that is misinterpreted or altered in any way.