2016-17 WordMasters Challenge™ 
Meet #1 Results

 

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the first meet of the 2016-17 WordMasters Challenge™, especially to those representing the Top Ten schools in each division listed below.   

Team Leaders, please reassure your students that many participants who found the first meet somewhat daunting usually see that their scores improve in Meets #2 and #3 as they have a clearer expectation of the test content and how to prepare effectively.  The important thing to remember is that your goal should be individual and team improvement over time.

Overall, the Meet #1 results were very impressive, especially since many of the tests required students to solve several of the more challenging "A : B :: __________" type of analogy!

In the BLUE DIVISION, the 4th Grade Challenge proved particularly difficult, with a median team score of 116 and only 12 perfect scores.  On the other hand, all of the "top ten" teams competing in 5B scored within 12 points of a perfect 200 -- wow!  Special congratulations to the Haverford School District in Pennsylvania, with teams from five different schools placing nationally -- great job! In a cross-town rivalry, two schools from Granger, Indiana tied for second place in the nation with a team score of 194 points: Northpoint Elementary and Prairie Vista Elementary.

In the GOLD DIVISION of the WordMasters Challenge™, the 5G and 8G tests were especially arduous.  Only 17 fifth graders in the Gold Division earned 19 or 20 points on Meet #1, and only one 8th grader achieved this goal; congratulations to John T. from Eastern Middle School in Riverside, Connecticut, as the only 8B student to report a perfect score! Several of our "dynasty" programs continued to turn in exceptional results and earn national recognition, e.g., Naperville, IL middle schools (5 teams), Greenwich Public Schools in Connecticut (4 teams), IDEA Program in Darien, Connecticut (3 teams), Spartanburg School District 7 in South Carolina (7 teams), Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, Virginia (3 teams), Louise Archer Elementary in Vienna, Virginia (3 teams) and CCSD15 in Palatine, Illinois with four of the top ten teams in 6G!

Be sure to examine the charts that follow the lists of Outstanding Teams, which are the best tools to use in assessing your own students' achievements.  Please keep in mind that many children are participating in their first WordMasters Challenge™ and should not be discouraged by a low score.  As always, students scoring 18 or better should be extremely proud of their achievement.

Congratulations to the following Outstanding Teams in the Blue Division:

GRADESCORESCHOOLLOCATION
3B193Turtle Rock Elementary SchoolIrvine, CA
 189Ladue SchoolsSt. Louis, MO
 187Coopertown Elementary SchoolHavertown, PA
 186Hockaday School, TheDallas, TX
 185Breck SchoolGolden Valley, MN
 185WestWood Elementary/SAGE AcademyPrior Lake, MN
 184Thomas J. Lahey Elementary SchoolGreenlawn, NY
 183South Washington County SchoolsCottage Grove, MN
 182Greenbriar East ElementaryFairfax, VA
 182Chatham Park ElementaryHavertown, PA
    
4B181St. John's Episcopal Parish Day SchoolTampa, FL
 181St. Mark's School of TexasDallas, TX
 180Laurence SchoolValley Glen, CA
 177Chatham Park ElementaryHavertown, PA
 172Oceanair ElementaryNorfolk, VA
 169Rivers Edge Elementary SchoolGlen Allen, VA
 166Breck SchoolGolden Valley, MN
 166Thomas J. Lahey Elementary SchoolGreenlawn, NY
 164St. John's Episcopal Parish Day SchoolTampa, FL
 162Daves Creek ElementaryCumming, GA
    
5B196Manoa Elementary SchoolHavertown, PA
 194Northpoint Elementary SchoolGranger, IN
 194Prairie Vista ElementaryGranger, IN
 193Charles Wright AcademyTacoma, WA
 193Fuerte Elementary SchoolEl Cajon, CA
 192Laurence SchoolValley Glen, CA
 190Oxbow Creek ElementaryChamplin, MN
 189Bay View ElementaryNorfolk, VA
 189River Ridge AcademyBluffton, SC
 188Lynnewood Elementary SchoolHavertown, PA
 188The Meadows SchoolLas Vegas, NV
    
6B189The Magellan Charter SchoolRaleigh, NC
 188Manhattan Junior High SchoolManhattan, IL
 187The Covenant SchoolCharlottesville, VA
 186Haverford Middle SchoolHavertown, PA
 186Bowditch Middle SchoolFoster City, CA
 184St. John's Episcopal Parish Day SchoolTampa, FL
 183Big Apple AcademyBrooklyn, NY
 180Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater BostonNewton, MA
 180Ridgefield AcademyRidgefield, CT
 179Round Valley SchoolLebanon, NJ
 179Congressional Schools of VirginiaFalls Church, VA
 179Twin Oaks Middle SchoolPrior Lake, MN
    
7B194Bothwell Middle SchoolMarquette, MI
 190Twin Oaks Middle SchoolPrior Lake, MN
 184Congressional Schools of VirginiaFalls Church, VA
 184Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater BostonNewton, MA
 182Clinton Township Middle SchoolClinton, NJ
 180Peterson Middle SchoolSunnyvale, CA
 180Carleton WashburneWinnetka, IL
 179Elisabeth C. Adams Middle SchoolGuilford, CT
 176Larson Middle SchoolTroy, MI
 175Big Apple AcademyBrooklyn, NY
    
8B199Peterson Middle SchoolSunnyvale, CA
 195Central Middle SchoolSan Carlos, CA
 193Boulan Park Middle SchoolTroy, MI
 192Carleton WashburneWinnetka, IL
 189Geneva Middle School NorthGeneva, IL
 186Clinton Public SchoolClinton, NJ
 184Plaza Vista Elementary SchoolIrvine, CA
 183Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater BostonNewton, MA
 183Hanover Middle SchoolHanover, MA
 183Highland Middle SchoolLibertyville, IL
   

 

BLUE DIVISION STATISTICS - MEET #1 (Click here to download printable version of chart)

 

Grade

# Teams Enrolled

Median Team Score*

#
Students Scoring
20/20

# Students
Scoring
19/20

# Students
Scoring
18/20

3

279

148

25

122

197

4

333

116

12

20

59

5

353

150

52

222

328

6

140

146

26

65

103

7

85

156

18

47

71

8

86

167

33

94

145

* Note:  Median score is based on reporting teams only. 

 

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE A LIST OF STUDENTS WHO ACHIEVED A PERFECT SCORE IN MEET #1:

Grade 3 Blue
Grade 4 Blue
Grade 5 Blue
Grade 6 Blue
Grade 7 Blue
Grade 8 Blue

Congratulations to the following Outstanding Teams in the Gold Division:

GRADESCORESCHOOLLOCATION
3G185Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 181Spring Hill Elementary SchoolMcLean, VA
 174Pinewood Community SchoolEagan, MN
 173Pace Academy Lower SchoolAtlanta, GA
 172Haycock Elementary SchoolFalls Church, VA
 171Fairmont Private SchoolsAnaheim, CA
 171The Avery Coonley SchoolDowners Grove, IL
 170Speyer Legacy SchoolNew York, NY
 169Louise Archer ElementaryVienna, VA
 169Bibich Elementary SchoolDyer, IN
    
4G188The Anderson SchoolNew York, NY
 187Speyer Legacy SchoolNew York, NY
 185Nysmith SchoolHerndon, VA
 183Pace Academy Lower SchoolAtlanta, GA
 183Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 183Haycock Elementary SchoolFalls Church, VA
 181The Avery Coonley SchoolDowners Grove, IL
 179Pleasant Hill SchoolPalatine, IL
 179Louise Archer ElementaryVienna, VA
 179Thomas Jefferson Elementary SchoolFalls Church, VA
    
5G185Pace Academy Lower SchoolAtlanta, GA
 172Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 165Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 164Louise Archer ElementaryVienna, VA
 164Detroit Country Day Junior SchoolBloomfield Hills, MI
 162Spring Hill Elementary SchoolMcLean, VA
 157Bellevue Public SchoolsBellevue, NE
 157Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 155Pinewood Community SchoolEagan, MN
 154Springfield Estates Elementary SchoolSpringfield, VA
 154Island Lake Elementary SchoolShoreview, MN
 154International School at DundeeRiverside, CT
    
6G193Eastern Middle SchoolRiverside, CT
 187Spring Hill Elementary SchoolMcLean, VA
 187Central Road SchoolPalatine, IL
 185Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 185Winston Campus SchoolPalatine, IL
 183BASIS ScottsdaleScottsdale, AZ
 182Northbrook Middle SchoolSuwanee, GA
 181Pleasant Hill SchoolPalatine, IL
 181Kennedy Junior HighNaperville, IL
 180Marion Jordan SchoolPalatine, IL
    
7G193Geneva Middle School SouthGeneva, IL
 189Kennedy Junior HighNaperville, IL
 184Eastern Middle SchoolRiverside, CT
 179Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 177Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 175Miller Middle School/CUSDSan Jose, CA
 174The Anderson SchoolNew York, NY
 173Rancho San Joaquin Middle SchoolIrvine, CA
 170Lincoln Junior High SchoolNaperville, IL
 169Brentwood Middle SchoolBrentwood, TN
    
8G170Eastern Middle SchoolRiverside, CT
 169Miller Middle School/CUSDSan Jose, CA
 164NYC Lab Middle SchoolNew York , NY
 164Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 162Kennedy Junior HighNaperville, IL
 160Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 158Rancho San Joaquin Middle SchoolIrvine, CA
 155Highland Middle SchoolLibertyville, IL
 154Capitol Hill GT MagnetSaint Paul, MN
 148Jefferson Junior HighNaperville, IL
   

 

GOLD DIVISION STATISTICS - MEET #1 (Click here to download printable version of chart)

 

Grade

# Teams Enrolled

Median Team Score*

#
Students Scoring
20/20

# Students
Scoring
19/20

# Students
Scoring
18/20

3

112

144

9

24

56

4

142

153

22

52

154

5

155

123

7

10

25

6

86

162

18

57

128

7

63

150

5

32

51

8

63

135

1

0

5

* Note: Median score is based on reporting teams only.

 

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE A LIST OF STUDENTS WHO ACHIEVED A PERFECT SCORE IN MEET #1:

Grade 3 Gold
Grade 4 Gold
Grade 5 Gold
Grade 6 Gold
Grade 7 Gold
Grade 8 Gold

Suddenly there’s a love affair with words in my classroom!

– 6th grade teacher from Florida

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