Scholastic Meet contest results for 2013

 

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Pre-Event Invitation

February 01, 2013

Dear Scholastic Contest Sponsor:

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will sponsor the Scholastic Achievement Meet for schools on April 4, 2013.  The contests are described bel0w. A registration form and schedule are available at this site. The Acting Competition has a different format and rules. Click on the link to the left.

  1. Determine the eligibility of your students for each exam from the contest descriptions. Registration will be online at Scholastic Achievement Meet 2013.  Complete the form and click to submit by March 8th.  Receipt will be acknowledged by an email to the address on the registration form.  If you do not receive acknowledgement of your registration contact Dr. Darryel Reigh atdreigh@usao.edu.  Please be as accurate as possible about the number of students and contests. Over-registration causes room scheduling problems.  

  2. A Sponsors' Brunch is provided in the USAO Ballroom at 9:30 am. Include the number of sponsors attending on the Contest Registration form.

  3. Test Day:  Register your students in Troutt Hall Lobby (2nd floor). Pick up any room changes. Students must properly code test answer sheet with all info requested with a wooden #2 pencil (no mechanical pencils). Answer sheets without proper information cannot be scored.

The Montmartre Sidewalk Art Festival is held in conjunction with the Scholastic Achievement Meet. Registration for this competition is on the day of the contest on the sidewalk outside Davis Hall.  Specifics are available at this site.  USAO Droverstock activities are also scheduled. 

We look forward to having your students on campus.  For questions please use e-mail contact at dreigh@usao.edu.

Sincerely,

Dr. Darryel Reigh

 

Contest Coordinator:
dreigh@usao.edu
405-574-1313

Montmartre Art Contest Coordinator:
Jackie Knapp
facknappj@usao.edu
405-574-1303

Drama Competition Coordinator:
Katie Davis
kdavis@usao.edu
405-574-1310


USAO sponsors an annual Scholastic Achievement Meet to provide 
opportunities for students to compete and be rewarded for academic excellence. 
Examinations covering typical school courses are described below.

 

Restrictions

Students may not repeat an exam in a subsequent year. Specific exams have enrollment restrictions listed for the exam. Native speakers are not permitted in language exams.


BUSINESS CONTESTS
Accounting I

This contest consists of an objective examination over the first-year high school accounting course. Students should bring their own #2 pencils and erasers

Economics I  
This event covers the material in a first year high school economics class. Objective test administered.  Bring a #2 pencil.

Business Mathematics I  
Problems will be based on the standard high school textbooks. Calculators may not be used in the contest.  Bring a #2 pencil.

 

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE CONTESTS
Contestants should bring a #2 pencil and sheets of lined essay paper to the contest.

American Literature  
This contest will consist of an objective test and a short essay to be used in the event of a tie. The test will cover major works, authors, and literary movements from colonial to modern times, excluding contemporary writers.  Bring a #2 pencil.

English Literature  
This contest will consist of an objective test and a short essay to be used in the event of a tie. The test will cover major works, authors, and literary movements from Old English to modern times, excluding contemporary writers.  Bring a #2 pencil.

SPANISH I
Multiple choice examination to evaluate language skills including vocabulary, grammar, and culture.  The test is restricted to students currently enrolled in Spanish I.  No native speakers permitted.  Bring a #2 pencil. 

FRENCH I
Multiple choice examination to evaluate language skills including vocabulary, grammar, and culture.  The test is restricted to students currently enrolled in French I.  No native speakers permitted.  Bring a #2 pencil. 

 

MATH-SCIENCE CONTESTS
Tests will be objective. The students will furnish a #2 pencil. Calculators are acceptable for mathematics and science tests.

Chemistry  
Questions will cover chemical formulas, balancing equations, gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, chemical structure and bonding, electrochemistry and stoichiometry. This test is restricted to students with one year or less of high school chemistry.  Bring a #2 pencil. 

Computer Literacy 
The test covers the following topics: History of the computer industry, processing cycle, processing environment, I/O devices and interfaces, central processing unit, data representation, auxiliary storage, file organization, data communications, application and system software, system analysis and design, programming languages, number system, and BASIC.  Bring a #2 pencil. 

General Physical Science
Questions will cover basic aspects of physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, geology, and energy. This test is restricted to those students in a first-year General Science or General Physical Science course. Students having taken Chemistry or Physics are ineligible. Bring a #2 pencil.

Physics
Questions will cover mechanics, energy and conservation of energy, heat, wave motion and sound, electricity and magnetism, electric circuits, optics, and modern physics.  Bring a #2 pencil.

Biology I
Topics will include basic botany, zoology, animal anatomy and physiology, genetics, and ecology. This test is restricted to those students with one year or less of high school biology.  Bring a #2 pencil.

Anatomy-Physiology
Introductory topics in human anatomy and physiology.  Bring a #2 pencil.

Algebra I
Covers topics typical to a first year of algebra. Restricted to students currently enrolled in a first-year Algebra course.  Bring a #2 pencil.

Algebra II
Covers topics typical to Algebra II. Restricted to students currently enrolled in a second-year Algebra course.  Bring a #2 pencil.

Geometry
Covers topics in Euclidean plane geometry. Bring a #2 pencil.

Fourth-Year Math
Covers topics in advanced algebra, trigonometry, and introductory analysis. Bring a #2 pencil.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE CONTESTS
Social Science Contests 
are offered in U.S. Government, U.S. History, World History, Oklahoma History, Psychology, and Sociology. All contests will consist of an objective test, and a short essay to be graded in the event of a tie.

The majority of questions are derived from standard high school text books and principally from subject  matter ordinarily introduced in a typical high school course on the subject. Students should expect to encounter some questions designed to elicit information a notch above the norm. Our assumption here is that students who demonstrate sufficient interest in competing in Social Science contests do so out of superior interest, motivation and preparation. Those students who engage in extra preparation, therefore, will have perhaps some advantage in a close contest. Bring a #2 pencil.

 

ART TALENT CONTEST
Art Talent

Students will demonstrate their drawing and design abilities. Materials and subject will be provided. 
Limited to seniors. One student from each school.

 

MUSIC CONTEST
The test will be composed of multiple-choice items covering the basic fundamentals of music. It will include the musical staff, treble and bass clefs, ledger lines, grand staff, half and whole steps, accidentals, chromatic scale, meter (time) signatures, simple and compound time, relative value of notes and rests, the dot, tempo and dynamic (loudness) terms, intervals, structure of the major and minor scales, major and minor key signatures and instruments of the orchestra. Designed primarily with the choir and band student in mind, but open to all students.  Bring a #2 pencil.

 

AWARDS
An award assembly follows the contests and we hope your school can attend so that contest winners can be recognized by their peers. Awards are given for the first five places in each contest, and sweepstakes trophies are given to the top three schools based on points accumulated by the top five finishers in each written examination.

 

 

Awards not presented at the awards assembly will be mailed to the school along with a summary of the placement of your students in the competition.