2016-17 WordMasters Challenge™ 
Meet #2 Results

 

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

Overall, the Meet #2 team results were on a par with Meet #1 results from earlier this year, although the number of students scoring 18 points or higher was significantly higher in most grades for both divisions.

In the BLUE DIVISION, we had ties for first place in four out of six grades! In fact, the top seven teams in 4B finished within two points of each other -- a very tight field! We also have our first team in the 2016-17 WordMasters Challenge™ with a perfect score of 200 -- congratulations to the 8B students from Peterson Middle School in Sunnyvale, CA.

The number of individual perfect scores of 20 increased by over 50% in comparison to Meet #1, driven in large part by the 116 fourth graders who earned a perfect score.  Great job, 4B!  

Special congratulations also go out to the following schools who placed in the the top ten in their very first year of competition: Codington Elementary (Wilmington, NC), The Hockaday School (Dallas, TX), St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School (Memphis, TN), and Sunnyside Elementary (Shelton, CT).

In the GOLD DIVISION of the WordMasters Challenge™, we had a four-way tie for first place in the fourth grade, with each team scoring 195 points--wow! 

The 8G test was especially difficult, and only two students nationwide reported perfect scores. Congratulations to Simeon from Kennedy Junior High (Naperville, IL) and Spencer from Rolling Hills Country Day (Rolling Hills Estates, CA)!

Several schools contacted us for an explanation of the following analogy on the 4G test:
                                    TREE : LEAN :: SCHOONER : LIST
In this case, LIST means "to tilt to one side, as a ship" (from Webster's New World College Dictionary). In the same way that a tree that is not standing straight is leaning, a schooner that is leaning to one side is listing.  Remember, if you see a "simple" word such as LIST on a WordMasters word list, chances are we will be using one of its less common definitions in our analogies.

Special congratulations also go out to the following schools who placed in the the top ten in their very first year of competition: Davidson Elementary (Davidson, NC) and Bella Vista Elementary (San Ramon, CA).  

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.   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
3190Patrick McGaheran SchoolLebanon, NJ
 190St. John's Episcopal Parish Day SchoolTampa, FL
 187WestWood Elementary/SAGE AcademyPrior Lake, MN
 187Woodward SchoolSouthborough, MA
 184Codington Elementary SchoolWilmington, NC
 184St. John's Episcopal Parish Day SchoolTampa, FL
 183Chestnutwold Elementary SchoolHavertown, PA
 183Ladue SchoolsSt. Louis, MO
 182Anasazi Elementary SchoolScottsdale, AZ
 181The Hockaday SchoolDallas, TX
    
4196Sunnyside SchoolShelton, CT
 196St. Mark's School of TexasDallas, TX
 196Breck SchoolGolden Valley, MN
 194Laurence SchoolValley Glen, CA
 194Chatham Park ElementaryHavertown, PA
 194Kaposia Education CenterSouth St Paul, MN
 194St. John's Episcopal Parish Day SchoolTampa, FL
 190St. John's Episcopal Parish Day SchoolTampa, FL
 190Moravian Academy Lower SchoolBethlehem, PA
 189Ladue SchoolsSt. Louis, MO
 189Fuerte Elementary SchoolEl Cajon, CA
    
5193Bay View ElementaryNorfolk, VA
 192Northpoint Elementary SchoolGranger, IN
 188River Ridge AcademyBluffton, SC
 186Charles Wright AcademyTacoma, WA
 186Oceanair ElementaryNorfolk, VA
 185Ridgefield AcademyRidgefield, CT
 183Skyline Elementary SchoolSolana Beach, CA
 183Manoa Elementary SchoolHavertown, PA
 182Arcado Elementary SchoolLilburn, GA
 181 Round Valley SchoolLebanon, NJ
 181St. Edward's Lower SchoolVero Beach, NJ
 181Franklin SchoolBergenfield, NJ
    
6194River Ridge AcademyBluffton, SC
 194Bowditch Middle SchoolFoster City, CA
 192Rotolo Middle SchoolBatavia, IL
 191Peterson Middle SchoolSunnyvale, CA
 190St. John's Episcopal Parish Day SchoolTampa, FL
 190Manhattan Junior High SchoolManhattan, IL
 189Boulan Park Middle SchoolTroy, MI
 189The Magellan Charter SchoolRaleigh, NC
 188Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater BostonNewton, MA
 187Congressional Schools of VirginiaFalls Church, VA
 187Highland Middle SchoolLibertyville, IL
    
7191Coolidge Middle SchoolReading, MA
 191Twin Oaks Middle SchoolPrior Lake, MN
 189Congressional Schools of VirginiaFalls Church, VA
 188Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater BostonNewton, MA
 187Elisabeth C. Adams Middle SchoolGuilford, CT
 187Plaza Vista Elementary SchoolIrvine, CA
 186Carleton WashburneWinnetka, IL
 185Big Apple AcademyBrooklyn, NY
 185Highland Middle SchoolLibertyville, IL
 184Baker Middle SchoolTroy, MI
    
8200Peterson Middle SchoolSunnyvale, CA
 194Boulan Park Middle SchoolTroy, MI
 193Highland Middle SchoolLibertyville, IL
 192Geneva Middle School NorthGeneva, IL
 191St. Agnes Academy-St.Dominic SchoolMemphis, TN
 191Hanover Middle SchoolHanover, MA
 190Smith Middle SchoolTroy, MI
 186Central Middle SchoolSan Carlos, CA
 185The Magellan Charter SchoolRaleigh, NC
 185Carleton WashburneWinnetka, IL

BLUE DIVISION STATISTICS - MEET #2 (Click here to download printable version of chart)

Grade# Teams EnrolledMedian Team Score*# Scoring 20/20# Scoring 19/20# Scoring 18/20
32791392073160
4333148116196301
53531312886205
614016138141186
7851512850117
88616647106113

* 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 #2:

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
3189Spring Hill Elementary SchoolMcLean, VA
 181Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 179Louise Archer ElementaryVienna, VA
 178The Avery Coonley SchoolDowners Grove, IL
 176Bibich Elementary SchoolDyer, IN
 174Thomas Jefferson Elementary SchoolFalls Church, VA
 171Pinewood Community SchoolEagan, MN
 167Speyer Legacy SchoolNew York, NY
 164Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 163The Anderson SchoolNew York, NY
    
4195Nysmith SchoolHerndon, VA
 195Haycock Elementary SchoolFalls Church, VA
 195Pace Academy Lower SchoolAtlanta, GA
 195Speyer Legacy SchoolNew York, NY
 193Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 192Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 191Frank C. Whiteley SchoolPalatine, IL
 190Davidson Elementary SchoolDavidson, NC
 187The Anderson SchoolNew York, NY
 185Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 185Bozeman PEAKS ProgramBozeman, MT
 185Thomas Jefferson Elementary SchoolFalls Church, VA
    
5196Pace Academy Lower SchoolAtlanta, GA
 191Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 187Bella Vista Elementary SchoolSan Ramon, CA
 186Spring Hill Elementary SchoolMcLean, VA
 185BASIS ScottsdaleScottsdale, AZ
 184Springfield Estates Elementary SchoolSpringfield, VA
 183Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 181International School at DundeeRiverside, CT
 181Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 178SAGE Framingham Public SchoolsFramingham, MA
    
6192Eastern Middle SchoolRiverside, CT
 184Central Road SchoolPalatine, IL
 184Bellevue Public SchoolsBellevue, NE
 183Frank C. Whiteley SchoolPalatine, IL
 183Winston Campus SchoolPalatine, IL
 182Liberty Christian AcademyThousand Oaks, CA
 182Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 181Marion Jordan SchoolPalatine, IL
 181Northbrook Middle SchoolSuwanee, GA
 179Kennedy Junior HighNaperville, IL
    
7197Miller Middle School/CUSDSan Jose, CA
 196Kennedy Junior HighNaperville, IL
 196Eastern Middle SchoolRiverside, CT
 193Brentwood Middle SchoolBrentwood, TN
 189Geneva Middle School SouthGeneva, IL
 184Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 183Central Middle SchoolGreenwich, CT
 183NYC Lab Middle SchoolNew York , NY
 178Highland Middle SchoolLibertyville, IL
 178Northbrook Middle SchoolSuwanee, GA
 178South Washington County SchoolsCottage Grove, MN
 178Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
    
8188Kennedy Junior HighNaperville, IL
 181Miller Middle School/CUSDSan Jose, CA
 181Capitol Hill GT MagnetSaint Paul, MN
 177Idea Program/Middlesex Middle SchoolDarien, CT
 176Rolling Hills Country Day SchoolRolling Hills Estates, CA
 176Rancho San Joaquin Middle SchoolIrvine, CA
 176Springfield Township Middle SchoolOreland, PA
 176Spartanburg School District 7Spartanburg, SC
 171Highland Middle SchoolLibertyville, IL
 169Eastern Middle SchoolRiverside, CT

GOLD DIVISION STATISTICS - MEET #2 (Click here to download printable version of chart)

 

Grade# Teams EnrolledMedian Team Score*# Scoring 20/20# Scoring 19/20# Scoring 18/20
3112131101952
414215854142226
51551442289115
6861571850104
763161337383
863147224113

* 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 #2:

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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