2017-2018 Log1 Contest

Sponsored by Mu Alpha Theta for its Chapters

Log1 Announcements

October 1, 2017
Welcome to the home page of the 2017-2018 Mu Alpha Theta Log1 contest. The contest was named by the student delegation to nationals a few years ago and refers to the cost of participating in the contest, namely zero. The Mu Alpha Theta National Office pays the registration for all of the chapters. If you have any questions on the contest that is not answered by this site, please contact help at: richard.roths@highlineschools.org.

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 richard.roths@highlineschools.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 early-mid 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.

There is a Question and Answer page as well as a Calendar page which will be updated.

November 1st, 2017
Round 1 officially begins today! Make sure to login in order to download the testing materials. Testing may be done at any point during November or December up until the 15th. Make sure to read the instructions file that is available when you download your materials. All scores must be entered by December 17th, 2017.  The top 40 school and individual rankings through Round 1 will be posted to this site by December 24th, 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
Round 2 officially begins today! Make sure to login in order to download the testing materials. Testing may be done at any point during December or January up until the 19th. Make sure to read the instructions file that is available when you download your materials. All scores must be entered by January 21st, 2018.  The top 40 school and individual rankings through Round 2 will be posted to this site by January 27th, 2018.

January 22nd, 2018
Round 3 officially begins today! Make sure to login in order to download the testing materials. Testing may be done at any point from now until February 23rd. Make sure to read the instructions file that is available when you download your materials. All scores must be entered by February 25th, 2018.  The top 40 school and individual rankings through Round 3 will be posted to this site by February 28th, 2018.

February 28th, 2018
Final results are now posted! Head over to the scores page to view the final standings. Congratulations to all the winners. Sponsors of individual winners will be contacted soon with information regarding awards.

 

If you have any questions, or if you feel that an answer is incorrect, please e-mail richard.roths@highlineschools.org.

Good luck to all!

 

Updated 10/1/2017