2017-2018 Log1 Contest
Sponsored by Mu Alpha Theta for its Chapters
October 1, 2017
This contest will be handled electronically; all tests will be available for download to the registered sponsors and scores will be submitted over the web by the sponsors. The only "snail mail" will be when awards are distributed at the end of the contest. There are three rounds of testing. Here are the steps for chapter to follow:
1) Sponsors will register their school to participate in the contest. If you registered/participated last year, you do not have to re-register. If your school has changed sponsors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to update your school's information. An email will be sent to the sponsor when their Mu Alpha Theta ID is verified. This may take a couple of days as it is a manual process.
2) Once a sponsor logs in, the list of students is dynamically updated from the National Office. Students must be registered with the national office before they can participate. There is no need for sponsors to enter names on this site. NOTE: Some students have inadvertently been registered as Associate members and then again as Full members. Sponsors should check their list of students to make sure it is correct. Duplicates can be straightened out with the National Office.
3) For each round, November-December (Topic 1/2 tests), December-January (Topic 3/4) and January-February (Individual), the tests will be available for download by the sponsor. See "Test Details" for more information on the tests and sample questions. The sponsor will print sufficient copies for their team, administer and score the test. After the round is scored, sponsors will return to the student page to enter scores for that round. About a week after each round, the top scores in each division will be posted.
4) In mid-late April, final awards will be sent out. The top fifteen individuals in each division in each region (based upon the sum of their scaled scores on the three tests) will receive a plaque and the next fifteen will receive a certificate. The top fifteen schools in each region will receive plaques. School awards will be given in each region based upon their overall scores, which will be the sum of the school's two top student overall scaled scores in each division (a total of six students) and round. In the topic test rounds, the highest scoring student in each topic test and division will contribute to the school score. In the individual test round, the two highest scoring students on the test will contribute to the school score. Monetary awards in the amount of $271.82 (e times 100) will be awarded to the top 10 ranked schools by overall score in each region. A check from Mu Alpha Theta will be emailed to the sponsors of record at the current address of the winning chapters. An email from the national office will be sent to these chapters sometime before school and individual contest awards are mailed. When the plaques and certificates have been delivered to the post office, a "heads-up" email will be sent to all sponsors that are expected to receive these awards.
November 1st, 2017
As a reminder, the Round 1 score entry will be open until December 17th, at which time it will close. From December 1st through this time, score entry is open for both Rounds 1 & 2, so be careful when you are entering your scores.
Additionally, make sure to set the level (Theta, Alpha, or Mu) for each student taking the test. If the level is not set, the student's scores will not be used in team scoring or individual scoring.
December 1st, 2017
January 22nd, 2018
February 28th, 2018
If you have any questions, or if you feel that an answer is incorrect, please e-mail email@example.com.
Good luck to all!