2017-18 WordMasters Challenge™ 
Meet #2 Results

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the second meet of the 2017-18 WordMasters Challenge™, especially to those representing the Top Ten schools in each division listed below.  

Team Leaders, please keep in mind that the competition is purposefully designed to be very difficult, and student scores do not usually reflect typical classroom achievement.  Only a small percentage of participants earn scores over 15 (which correlates to 75% correct); therefore, we do not recommend that unadjusted scores be recorded as classroom grades.  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 5th Grade Challenge proved particularly difficult, with a median team score of 120 points.  In the 7th Grade/Blue Division, only 3 individuals achieved a perfect score: Juliette H. and Sam P. from Carleton Washburne in Winnetka, IL, and Eva S. from Congressional Schools of Virginia, located in Falls Church.  A special congratulations to Sandra Evans and her students at Hong Kong International School, whose 7B team earned a fifth place finish in only their first year of competition. Similar kudos to the 8th grade team at Sunset Middle School in Brentwood, TN, which placed sixth in its first year competing in the WordMasters Challenge™.

Median team scores for the 8th grade in the GOLD DIVISION were exceptionally high, led by the 8G team at Eastern Middle School in Riverside, CT, who posted a perfect score of 200 points!  The 6G and 7G teams at Eastern Middle School also achieved Top Ten results.  In the 3rd Grade/Gold Division, we had to drop one analogy from the Meet #2 test for clerical reasons, so the 58 students who scored 19 points are being recognized as Perfect Score recipients.  With a team score of 190 points, the 3G team from Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, VA, earned the highest possible score.  And congratulations to the fifth graders at Bella Vista Elementary School in San Ramon, CA, who placed two 5G teams in the Top Ten.

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 March 23rd.  Since we email the press releases as Word documents, you may edit and distribute the press release at your discretion.  Keep in mind that we email these press releases only to our primary contact at a school, so be sure to share the good news with your fellow Team Leaders and school administrators. 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.   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 191 The Hockaday School Dallas, TX
  186 Sunnyside School Shelton, CT
  185 Fuerte Elementary School El Cajon, CA
  183 St. Agnes Academy-St.Dominic School Memphis, TN
  182 Bluffton Elementary School Bluffton, SC
  182 Coopertown Elementary School Havertown, PA
  179 Conway Elementary St. Louis, MO
  179 Breck School Golden Valley, MN
  178 Lynnewood Elementary School Havertown, PA
  178 Patrick McGaheran School Lebanon, NJ
       
4B 196 Northpoint Elementary School Granger, IN
  187 Laurence School Valley Glen, CA
  185 Three Chopt Elementary School Henrico, VA
  183 Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School Greenlawn, NY
  180 Springfield Park Elementary Glen Allen, VA
  179 Arcado Elementary School Lilburn, GA
  178 Rivers Edge Elementary School Glen Allen, VA
  178 Fuerte Elementary School El Cajon, CA
  177 Moravian Academy Lower School Bethlehem, PA
  176 St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School Tampa, FL
  176 Prairie Vista Elementary Granger, IN
  176 Coopertown Elementary School Havertown, PA
  176 Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts Hilton Head Island, SC
  176 Solana Pacific School San Diego, CA
  176 Solana Ranch Elementary San Diego, CA
       
5B 194 Codington Elementary School Wilmington, NC
  193 Chestnutwold Elementary School Havertown, PA
  187 Northpoint Elementary School Granger, IN
  187 Prairie Vista Elementary Granger, IN
  182 Lindenwood Elementary Norfolk, VA
  182 Daves Creek Elementary Cumming, GA
  181 Charles Wright Academy Tacoma, WA
  180 Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School Greenlawn, NY
  175 Congressional Schools of Virginia Falls Church, VA
  175 REACH Program / Fairlawn Schools Fair Lawn, NJ
  175 WestWood Elementary/SAGE Academy Prior Lake, MN
       
6B 192 NYC Lab Middle School New York , NY
  185 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  182 Rotolo Middle School Batavia, IL
  182 Congressional Schools of Virginia Falls Church, VA
  180 The Magellan Charter School Raleigh, NC
  179 Twin Oaks Middle School Prior Lake, MN
  179 Ridgefield Academy Ridgefield, CT
  178 Lincoln Junior High School Naperville, IL
  178 Brentwood Middle School Brentwood, TN
  178 Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston Newton, MA
  178 Highland Middle School Libertyville, IL
       
7B 184 Carleton Washburne Winnetka, IL
  177 Congressional Schools of Virginia Falls Church, VA
  173 NYC Lab Middle School New York , NY
  171 Big Apple Academy Brooklyn, NY
  170 Boulan Park Middle School Troy, MI
  170 Hong Kong International School Hong Kong
  167 Manhattan Junior High School Manhattan, IL
  167 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  166 Highland Middle School Libertyville, IL
  165 Twin Oaks Middle School Prior Lake, MN
  165 Smith Middle School Troy, MI
       
8B 194 Lincoln Hall Lincolnwood, IL
  193 Geneva Middle School North Geneva, IL
  192 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  187 Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston Newton, MA
  186 NYC Lab Middle School New York , NY
  184 Sunset Middle School Brentwood, TN
  183 St. Agnes Academy-St.Dominic School Memphis, TN
  183 Boulan Park Middle School Troy, MI
  182 Highland Middle School Libertyville, IL
  179 Hanover Middle School Hanover, MA

BLUE DIVISION STATISTICS - MEET #2 (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

257

143

17

49

150

4

293

143

24

67

138

5

316 

120

31

47

94

6

127 

141

11

45

79

7

79 

141

3

8

40

8

81

164

26

61

114

* 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:

 

       
3G 190 Spring Hill Elementary School McLean, VA
  188 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  183 Bibich Elementary School Dyer, IN
  183 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  181 The Avery Coonley School Downers Grove, IL
  179 Speyer Legacy School New York, NY
  178 The Anderson School New York, NY
  177 Manchester GATE School Fresno, CA
  175 Springfield Estates Elementary School Springfield, VA
  172 Watson Elementary School Schererville, IN
  172 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School/Falls Church Falls Church, VA
       
4G 192 Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools Stow, OH
  188 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  187 St. Mark's School of Texas Dallas, TX
  185 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  184 Speyer Legacy School New York, NY
  183 Haycock Elementary School Falls Church, VA
  182 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  181 Frank C. Whiteley School Palatine, IL
  181 Nysmith School Herndon, VA
  179 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School/Falls Church Falls Church, VA
       
5G 191 Haycock Elementary School Falls Church, VA
  188 Bella Vista Elementary School San Ramon, CA
  188 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  187 Bellevue Public Schools Bellevue, NE
  186 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  184 The Stanley Clark School South Bend, IN
  180 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  180 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  179 Bella Vista Elementary School San Ramon, CA
  179 Ferry Farm Elementary School Fredericksburg, VA
  179 Pinewood Community School Eagan, MN
  179 Community School of Naples Naples, FL
       
6G 196 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  195 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  190 Spring Hill Elementary School McLean, VA
  188 Marion Jordan School Palatine, IL
  187 Rolling Hills Country Day School Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  187 Central Road School Palatine, IL
  183 Northbrook Middle School Suwanee, GA
  183 Hunting Ridge School Palatine, IL
  182 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  181 Pleasant Hill School Palatine, IL
       
7G 190 Brentwood Middle School Brentwood, TN
  188 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  182 Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine, CA
  180 Miller Middle School/CUSD San Jose, CA
  177 Geneva Middle School South Geneva, IL
  177 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  175 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  174 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  174 Western Middle School Greenwich, CT
  172 The Anderson School New York, NY
       
8G 200 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  199 Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine, CA
  198 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  195 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  192 Miller Middle School/CUSD San Jose, CA
  188 Highland Middle School Libertyville, IL
  187 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  184 Western Middle School Greenwich, CT
  179 Madison ESD/REACH Council Phoenix, AZ
  178 Northbrook Middle School Suwanee, GA

 

GOLD DIVISION STATISTICS - MEET #2 (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

0

58

111

4

138 

154

21

64

131

5

 148

145

24

61

122

6

 73

162

31

77

119

7

 52

158

6

29

66

8

 56

163

48

66

46

* 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

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