The 2018-19 WordMasters Challenge™ is off to a blazing start! Median team scores were up compared to last year in over half of our divisions.  Congratulations to all our participants, especially to those representing the Top Ten schools in each division listed below.  

Team Leaders and parents, please keep in mind that scores in the WordMasters Challenge™ do not reflect typical classroom results; in many divisions, less than 5% of participants score 18 or above. Also, please reassure your students that they should see their scores improve in Meets #2 and #3 because they will have a clearer expectation of the test content and how to prepare effectively. Remember that everyone's 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 7B test proved to be especially difficult as demonstrated by a median team score of 133.  And although the median team score for 6B was up 16 points compared to last year's Meet #1, only four sixth graders posted perfect scores. Congratulations to Shylah from Aldrin Elementary School in Reston, VA, and to Jakub, Aeneas and Sasha from NYC Lab Middle School! We'd also like to recognize the 5B team from Northpoint Elementary School in Granger, IN, who posted a perfect team score of 200 points. And kudos to St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School in Tampa, FL, who had three different 5B teams place among the top ten teams in their division!

We saw some extraordinary results in the GOLD DIVISION of the WordMasters Challenge™as well, with three teams posting perfect scores of 200 points: the 7G team from Rancho San Joaquin Middle School in Irvine, CA, and both the 7G and 8G teams from Brentwood Middle School in Brentwood, TN. The 3G test proved to be the most difficult in this division, reflected by the median team score of 135. On the other end of the spectrum, the 6G division posted an unprecedented high median team score of 181 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, click here for a downloadable template.

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 191 Breck School Golden Valley, MN
  188 Arcado Elementary School Lilburn, GA
  187 The Hockaday School Dallas, TX
  186 Turtle Rock Elementary School Irvine, CA
  184 Coopertown Elementary School Havertown, PA
  184 Hilton Head Island Elementary Hilton Head Island, SC
  180 Rutledge Hall Lincolnwood, IL
  179 Conway Elementary St. Louis, MO
  179 Andrews Elementary Plano, TX
  179 Coyote Creek Elementary San Ramon, CA
       
4B 192 Breck School Golden Valley, MN
  191 Daves Creek Elementary Cumming, GA
  188 Fuerte Elementary School El Cajon, CA
  188 Northpoint Elementary School Granger, IN
  185 Chatham Park Elementary Havertown, PA
  185 Long Hill School Shelton, CT
  184 Coopertown Elementary School Havertown, PA
  182 Booth Hill School Shelton, CT
  182 Prairie Vista Elementary Granger, IN
  181 Mississippi Heights Elementary Sauk Rapids, MN
       
5B 200 Northpoint Elementary School Granger, IN
  199 Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School Greenlawn, NY
  199 St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School Tampa, FL
  197 St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School Tampa, FL
  196 Todd Hall Lincolnwood, IL
  195 Oxbow Creek Elementary Champlin, MN
  194 Coal City Intermediate School Coal City, IL
  193 St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School Tampa, FL
  192 Rivers Edge Elementary School Glen Allen, VA
  192 Fuerte Elementary School El Cajon, CA
  192 Chestnutwold Elementary School Havertown, PA
  192 Daves Creek Elementary Cumming, GA
  192 Prairie Vista Elementary Granger, IN
       
6B 192 NYC Lab Middle School New York , NY
  185 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  180 Twin Oaks Middle School Prior Lake, MN
  180 Ft. Lee BOE/School #1 Ft. Lee, NJ
  178 Mitchell Intermediate School The Woodlands, TX
  177 Congressional Schools of Virginia Falls Church, VA
  177 A E Burdick School Milwaukee, WI
  175 Lincoln Junior High School Naperville, IL
  175 Solana Pacific School San Diego, CA
  174 Highland Middle School Libertyville, IL
  174 Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston Newton, MA
       
7B 187 NYC Lab Middle School New York , NY
  185 Bluffton Middle School Bluffton, SC
  183 Twin Oaks Middle School Prior Lake, MN
  167 The Magellan Charter School Raleigh, NC
  164 Carleton Washburne Winnetka, IL
  163 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  162 Highland Middle School Libertyville, IL
  161 Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston Newton, MA
  160 Lincoln Junior High School Naperville, IL
  159 Big Apple Academy Brooklyn, NY
       
8B 199 Lincoln Hall Lincolnwood, IL
  194 Big Apple Academy Brooklyn, NY
  190 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  190 Carleton Washburne Winnetka, IL
  189 Geneva Middle School North Geneva, IL
  188 Kaneland Harter Middle School Sugar Grove, IL
  187 Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston Newton, MA
  187 NYC Lab Middle School New York , NY
  185 Highland Middle School Libertyville, IL
  183 Congressional Schools of Virginia Falls Church, VA

 

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

Grade and
Division

Median
Team Score

# Students
Scoring 20

# Students
Scoring 19

# Students
Scoring 18

3B 143 30 68 128
4B 150 31 119 210
5B 159 94 252 419
6B 149 4 41 90
7B 133 14 10 21
8B 161 37 70 119
* Note: Totals are 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
  187 Haycock Elementary School Falls Church, VA
  183 Bibich Elementary School Dyer, IN
  180 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  175 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  173 The Anderson School New York, NY
  170 The Avery Coonley School Downers Grove, IL
  167 Pinewood Community School Eagan, MN
  167 Speyer Legacy School New York, NY
  166 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
       
4G 195 Nysmith School Herndon, VA
  194 St. Mark's School of Texas Dallas, TX
  193 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  192 Montair Elementary School Danville, CA
  192 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  191 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  191 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  191 Frank C. Whiteley School Palatine, IL
  190 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  190 Spring Hill Elementary School McLean, VA
       
5G 196 Bella Vista Elementary School San Ramon, CA
  194 Haycock Elementary School Falls Church, VA
  194 BASIS Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ
  193 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  193 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  192 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  191 Springfield Estates Elementary School Springfield, VA
  191 Spring Hill Elementary School McLean, VA
  190 Bella Vista Elementary School San Ramon, CA
  188 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Falls Church, VA
       
6G 198 BASIS Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ
  196 Hunting Ridge School Palatine, IL
  196 Frank C. Whiteley School Palatine, IL
  196 Western Middle School Greenwich, CT
  195 Brentwood Middle School Brentwood, TN
  194 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  194 Kittredge Magnet School Atlanta, GA
  194 Pleasant Hill School Palatine, IL
  194 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  193 Marion Jordan School Palatine, IL
       
7G 200 Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine, CA
  200 Brentwood Middle School Brentwood, TN
  196 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  196 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  194 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  192 South Washington County Schools Cottage Grove, MN
  192 Miller Middle School/CUSD San Jose, CA
  191 Central Middle School Greenwich, CT
  191 Hull Middle School Duluth, GA
  190 Sunset Middle School/WCS Brentwood, TN
       
8G 200 Brentwood Middle School Brentwood, TN
  189 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  186 Miller Middle School/CUSD San Jose, CA
  178 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  176 Rolling Hills Country Day School Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  174 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  173 Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine, CA
  171 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  170 Capitol Hill GT Magnet Saint Paul, MN
  170 Sunset Middle School/WCS Brentwood, TN

 

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

Grade and
Division

Median
Team Score

# Students
Scoring 20

# Students
Scoring 19

# Students
Scoring 18

3G 135 11 25 53
4G 158 58 168 256
5G 159 54 135 248
6G 181 98 221 225
7G 169 57 123 147
8G 143 21 42 54
* Note: Totals are 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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