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2014-2015 Decathlon Season

Local Competition

Monday, November 10, 2014

 

Local Competition is held at numerous sites throughout the state with written tests in:

 

 

  •  Art
  •  Economics
  •  Language & Literature
  •  Mathematics
   
  • Music
  • Science
  • Social Science

Flashing Red Bullet NOTE:   

WIAD will combine the science and social science tests into one 50-question test for the 2014 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 2015 competitions.

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The overarching theme for the 2014-2015 season is
“New Alternatives in Energy:  Ingenuity and Innovation” 

Curriculum Info 2014-2015 — preliminary information on this year’s theme.

This year’s long work of literature:  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

The full curriculum can be viewed at www.usad.org

Flashing Red Bullet  2014-2015 Registration Form 

Alternate Team Registration with Policy Form 2014

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:

  • Three “A” Honor Students  (3.75 – 4.00 GPA)
  • Three “B” Scholastic Students  (3.00 – 3.74 GPA)
  • Three “C” Varsity Students  (0.00 – 2.99 GPA)

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  <mmarcks@cesa7.org>  for a free copy of this year’s official study guide.

Flashing Red Bullet  School Size Divisions – Board Review May, 2013  Flashing Red Bullet

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:

  •  Division 1 – 1225+ Enrollment
  •  Division 2 – 726 – 1224
  •  Division 3 – 305 – 725
  •  Division 4 – Under 305

Next board review will be the spring of 2015.

 

2014-2015 TEST SITE ASSIGNMENTS

Each Test Coordinator will notify Local teams as to their assigned test site by October 24.

 
TEST COORDINATOR
   
CESA 1
 
CESA 2
 
CESA 3
 
CESA 4
 
CESA 5
 
CESA 6
 
CESA 7
Margie Marcks   mmarcks@cesa7.org
CESA 8
CESA 9
 
CESA 10
 
CESA 11
Cindy Becker   cindyb@cesa11.k12.wi.us
CESA 12
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COMPETITION DAY SCHEDULE 

Monday, November 10, 2014

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:

 

TEAM REGISTRATION

8:30

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9:00 A.M.

ORIENTATION

9:00

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9:10

  Art

9:10

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9:30

  Language & Literature

9:35

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9:55

  Math

10:00

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10:30

BREAK

10:30

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10:45

  Economics

10:45

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11:05

  Science/Social Science

11:10

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11:30

  Music

11:35

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11:55

NOTE:   

The science and social science tests will be combined into one 50-question test for the 2014 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.

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USAD® Calculator Policy for 2014-2015  

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.   

2014-2015 USAD®Calculator Policy

“Short” List of USAD® Approved Calculators:

  • Casio:  FX – 115MS Plus,  FX – 260,  FX – 250 HC,  FX – 300
  • Hewlett Packard:  HP 6S, HP 9S, HP 20S, HP 30S, HP 32S

           HP 32SII, HP 33S

  • Sharp:  EL 501 VB,  EL 506 VB,  EL 531 VB,  EL 531 VBBL, EL 531 W
  • Texas Instruments:  TI 10, TI 15 Explorer, TI 30 XA, TI 30 X II B, TI 30 X II S,

           TI 34 II,  TI 36X

“Short” list of USAD® Approved Graphing Calculators:

TX Instruments Hewlett-Packard Casio Sharp
TI-73 HP9g Fx-6000 series EL-5200
TI-81 HP 28 series Fx-6200 series EL-9200
TI-82 HP 38 series Fx-6300 series EL-9600
TI-83 Plus HP39g Fx-6500 series EL-9900
TI-84 Plus HP48g Fx-7000 series  
TI-85 HP50g Fx-7300 series  
TI-86   Fx-7400 series  
TI-Nspire   Fx-7500 series  
    Fx-7700 series  
    Fx-8000 series  
    Fx-8500 series  
    Fx-8700 series  
    Fx-8800 series  
    Fx-9700 series  
    Fx-9750 series  
    FX 9850G  
    FX 9860G  

 

Prohibited Calculators:

Calculators with any of the following features are NOT allowed in USAD® competitions:

  • pocket organizers
  • hand-held or laptop computers
  • electronic writing pads or pen-inut devices
  • models with an elphabetic (QWERTY) keypad; e.g. TI-92 or HP-95
  • models with paper tape
  • models that make noise
  • models that can engage in wireless communication  (transfer data or information with other calculators
  • models that require a power cord
  • models with CAS (computer algebra systems); e.g. TI-89, TI-Nspire CAS

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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.

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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 mmarcks@cesa7.org

WIAD is not responsible for information that is misinterpreted or altered in any way.

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