2017-18 WordMasters Challenge™ 
Meet #1 Results

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the first meet of the 2017-18 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.  Remember that your goal should be individual and team improvement over time.  The most critical step in the WordMasters Challenge™ process is reviewing the tests and discussing the logic behind the analogies.  Don't skip this important activity!

In the BLUE DIVISION, the 6th Grade Challenge proved particularly difficult, with a median team score of 133 and only 3 perfect scores: Owen from Fairfield Country Day School in CT, Tate from Congressional School of Virginia, and Neel from Peterson Middle School in CA.  It's great to see teams and individuals from all over the country -- North, South, East and West -- achieving superior results. Special congratulations to Northpoint Elementary School in Granger, IN, whose teams earned first place in both the third and fourth grade divisions. And a shout out to the sixth graders at Beacon Park Middle School in Irvine, CA, for placing fourth in the nation in their very first WordMasters Challenge -- and to Team Leader Anna Nguyen for introducing the Challenge to her new school.

The 6th Grade Challenge was also especially arduous in the GOLD DIVISION of the WordMasters Challenge™, with a median team score of 138 points.  There were no perfect scores reported for 6G, and only 60 students earned 18 or 19 points. On the other hand, we had nearly one hundred fourth graders score a perfect 20 on the Meet #1 test, and 500 scoring 18 or 19 points!  

Team Leaders, if you had one or more teams place among the Top Ten in its division and/or any of your students earned a perfect score, we will be sending you a DRAFT press release by January 1st.  Since we email the press releases as Word documents, you may edit and distribute the press release at your discretion.  If you would like to create your own press release, there is a downloadable template here on our Teacher Tools page.

Be sure to examine the charts that follow the lists of Outstanding Teams, which are the best tools for 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

GRADE SCORE SCHOOL LOCATION
3B 188 The Hockaday School Dallas, TX
  187 Chestnutwold Elementary School Havertown, PA
  187 Sunnyside School Shelton, CT
  184 Rutledge Hall Lincolnwood, IL
  184 South Washington County Schools Cottage Grove, MN
  183 Breck School Golden Valley, MN
  182 Coopertown Elementary School Havertown, PA
  180 Rush Creek Elementary/ISD 279 Maple Grove, MN
  180 Conway Elementary St. Louis, MO
  179 Patrick McGaheran School Lebanon, NJ
       
4B 197 Northpoint Elementary School Granger, IN
  193 Bluffton Elementary School Bluffton, SC
  193 Coopertown Elementary School Havertown, PA
  192 Breck School Golden Valley, MN
  192 Daves Creek Elementary Cumming, GA
  191 Prattville Elementary School Prattville, AL
  189 Solana Ranch Elementary San Diego, CA
  189 Arcado Elementary School Lilburn, GA
  189 St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School Tampa, FL
  189 Chestnutwold Elementary School Havertown, PA
  189 Fuerte Elementary School El Cajon, CA
       
5B 194 Northpoint Elementary School Granger, IN
  188 Congressional Schools of Virginia Falls Church, VA
  185 Charles Wright Academy Tacoma, WA
  183 Oxbow Creek Elementary Champlin, MN
  182 Codington Elementary School Wilmington, NC
  181 Alpine Elementary School Alpine, NJ
  180 Hilton Head Island Elementary Hilton Head Island, SC
  180 Jefferson School Bergenfield, NJ
  180 Skyline Elementary School Solana Beach, CA
  180 Daves Creek Elementary Cumming, GA
       
6B 176 NYC Lab Middle School New York , NY
  175 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  173 Congressional Schools of Virginia Falls Church, VA
  170 Beacon Park Middle School Irvine, CA
  170 The Magellan Charter School Raleigh, NC
  169 Lincoln Junior High School Naperville, IL
  167 The Covenant School Charlottesville, VA
  166 Fairfield Country Day School Fairfield, CT
  165 Brentwood Middle School Brentwood, TN
  163 Ridgefield Academy Ridgefield, CT
       
7B 190 Big Apple Academy Brooklyn, NY
  183 Carleton Washburne Winnetka, IL
  182 Twin Oaks Middle School Prior Lake, MN
  182 NYC Lab Middle School New York , NY
  182 Congressional Schools of Virginia Falls Church, VA
  181 Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston Newton, MA
  179 Smith Middle School Troy, MI
  177 Kaneland Harter Middle School Sugar Grove, IL
  176 Boulan Park Middle School Troy, MI
  174 Lincoln Junior High School Naperville, IL
       
8B 191 Lincoln Hall Lincolnwood, IL
  191 Geneva Middle School North Geneva, IL
  190 Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston Newton, MA
  190 Carleton Washburne Winnetka, IL
  186 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  184 The Magellan Charter School Raleigh, NC
  183 Boulan Park Middle School Troy, MI
  183 NYC Lab Middle School New York , NY
  179 St. Agnes Academy-St.Dominic School Memphis, TN
  175 Big Apple Academy Brooklyn, NY
     

 

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

256

143

14

83

166

4

292

157

86

231

356

5

313 

147

25

96

217

6

 127

133

3

9

27

7

 79

152

9

32

86

8

81 

151

16

50

87

* 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:

GRADE SCORE SCHOOL LOCATION
3G 192 Spring Hill Elementary School McLean, VA
  186 Speyer Legacy School New York, NY
  186 Bibich Elementary School Dyer, IN
  180 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  179 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  179 The Anderson School New York, NY
  176 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  171 The Avery Coonley School Downers Grove, IL
  170 Williamsburg Elementary School Geneva, IL
  170 Springfield Estates Elementary School Springfield, VA
       
4G 197 The Anderson School New York, NY
  197 Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools Stow, OH
  196 St. Mark's School of Texas Dallas, TX
  195 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School/Falls Church Falls Church, VA
  194 Speyer Legacy School New York, NY
  193 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  193 Nysmith School Herndon, VA
  193 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  193 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  192 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
       
5G 190 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  187 Bellevue Public Schools Bellevue, NE
  185 Bella Vista Elementary School San Ramon, CA
  183 Haycock Elementary School Falls Church, VA
  182 Bella Vista Elementary School San Ramon, CA
  181 BASIS Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ
  180 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  180 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  178 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  178 Pinewood Community School Eagan, MN
       
6G 182 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  181 Spring Hill Elementary School McLean, VA
  176 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  171 Pleasant Hill School Palatine, IL
  171 Rolling Hills Country Day School Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  170 Central Road School Palatine, IL
  166 Bellevue Public Schools Bellevue, NE
  166 E. H. Greene School Cincinnati, OH
  165 Marion Jordan School Palatine, IL
  165 South Washington County Schools Cottage Grove, MN
       
7G 189 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  187 Brentwood Middle School Brentwood, TN
  178 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  175 Rolling Hills Country Day School Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  173 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  173 Miller Middle School/CUSD San Jose, CA
  168 Central Middle School Greenwich, CT
  164 Western Middle School Greenwich, CT
  164 Madison ESD/REACH Council Phoenix, AZ
  162 Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine, CA
  162 BASIS Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ
  162 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  162 Clinton Township Middle School Clinton, NJ
       
8G 196 Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine, CA
  183 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  183 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  182 Western Middle School Greenwich, CT
  180 Clinton Township Middle School Clinton, NJ
  178 Miller Middle School/CUSD San Jose, CA
  177 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  175 Capitol Hill GT Magnet Saint Paul, MN
  173 Rolling Hills Country Day School Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  169 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  169 Highland Middle School Libertyville, 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

120 

149

12

39

69

4

137 

171

95

203

297

5

 148

146

13

53

126

6

 73

138

0

17

43

7

 51

152

7

17

43

8

 55

151

12

25

55

* 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

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