The second meet of the 2019-2020 WordMasters Challenge™ is in the books and results are summarized below.  Congratulations to all our participants, especially those representing the Top Ten schools in each division listed below as well as the students who achieved a perfect score of 20 on the most recent Challenge test.  Overall, Meet #2 proved to be especially challenging, with fewer perfect scores across most grades and divisions.  The Grade 3/Blue and Grade 6/Gold challenges were particulary difficult, with only 11 and 13 perfect scores, respectively.  However, we had several schools turn in perfect team performances with scores of 200 in the Blue Division, and one perfect team score in the Gold Division!

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.  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 analogiesDon't skip this important activity!

In the BLUE DIVISION, we had a total of eight teams that achieved remarkable team scores of 200 points -- Northpoint Elementary School (4B, Granger, IN), Santiago Hills Elementary (4B, Irvine, CA), NYC Lab Middle School (6B  and 7B, New York, NY), Peterson Middle School (6B and 8B, Sunnyvale, CA), Bluffton Middle School (7B, Bluffton, SC) and Lincoln Hall (8B, Lincolnwood, IL). As mentioned above, the 3B test was especially tough, with only 11 students posting perfect scores.

One team posted a perfect score in the GOLD DIVISION of the WordMasters Challenge™ - congratulations to the seventh grade team from Kennedy Junior High in Naperville, IL! A special shout out to the sixth graders from Annunciation Orthodox School in Houston, TX, who posted a second place finish in only their first year of competition!  The 6G test was especially challenging this time, with only 13 perfect scores submitted.

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 15th. 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.  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 185 Arcado Elementary School Lilburn, GA
  185 Long Hill School Shelton, CT
  184 Chestnutwold Elementary School Havertown, PA
  181 The Hockaday School Dallas, TX
  180 Aldridge Elementary Richardson , TX
  178 Daves Creek Elementary Cumming, GA
  170 Green Elementary School Smithville, OH
  168 Fuerte Elementary School El Cajon, CA
  165 Rutledge Hall Lincolnwood, IL
  165 Elm School Burr Ridge, IL
       
4B 200 Northpoint Elementary School Granger, IN
  200 Santiago Hills Elementary Irvine, CA
  195 Elizabeth Shelton School Shelton, CT
  188 Long Hill School Shelton, CT
  187 Campbell Hall N. Hollywood, CA
  184 Breck School Golden Valley, MN
  179 St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School Tampa, FL
  179 Rivers Edge Elementary School Glen Allen, VA
  179 Prairie Vista Elementary Granger, IN
  178 Walker School Clarendon Hills, IL
       
5B 198 Daves Creek Elementary Cumming, GA
  193 Prairie Vista Elementary Granger, IN
  193 Arcado Elementary School Lilburn, GA
  190 Northpoint Elementary School Granger, IN
  189 WestWood Elementary/SAGE Academy Prior Lake, MN
  188 Walker School Clarendon Hills, IL
  188 Fuerte Elementary School El Cajon, CA
  187 St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School Tampa, FL
  186 Oxbow Creek Elementary Champlin, MN
  185 Grandview Heights EILMS Columbus, OH
       
6B 200 NYC Lab Middle School New York, NY
  200 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  194 Solana Pacific School San Diego, CA
  194 Lincoln Junior High School Naperville, IL
  192 Twin Oaks Middle School Prior Lake, MN
  191 Skyline Elementary School Solana Beach, CA
  190 Silverbrook Elementary Fairfax Station, VA
  189 Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston Newton, MA
  189 Congressional School Falls Church, VA
  188 Ridgefield Academy Ridgefield, CT
       
7B 200 NYC Lab Middle School New York, NY
  200 Bluffton Middle School Bluffton, SC
  196 Carleton Washburne Winnetka, IL
  194 Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston Newton, MA
  191 Big Apple Academy Brooklyn, NY
  187 Congressional School Falls Church, VA
  187 Twin Oaks Middle School Prior Lake, MN
  187 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  185 Highland Middle School Libertyville, IL
  185 Lincoln Junior High School Naperville, IL
       
8B 200 Peterson Middle School Sunnyvale, CA
  200 Lincoln Hall Lincolnwood, IL
  195 NYC Lab Middle School New York, NY
  194 Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston Newton, MA
  187 Highland Middle School Libertyville, IL
  186 Geneva Middle School North Geneva, IL
  185 Big Apple Academy Brooklyn, NY
  184 River Ridge Academy Bluffton, SC
  181 Clinton Public School Clinton, NJ
  180 Ridgefield Academy Ridgefield, CT


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

Grade/
Division

# Teams
Enrolled
Median
Team Score
# Students
Scoring 20
# Students
Scoring 19
# Students
Scoring 18
3B 192 126 11 30 62
4B 232 135 42 74 126
5B 223 144 51 120 201
6B 102 152 69 103 153
7B 54 164 43 84 129
8B 59 158 39 71 130
* 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 #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:

GRADE SCORE SCHOOL LOCATION
3G 193 Bibich Elementary School Dyer, IN
  192 Homan Elementary Schererville, IN
  189 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  186 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  184 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  183 Peifer Elementary School Schererville, IN
  183 Speyer Legacy School New York, NY
  179 Fireside Elementary School Phoenix, AZ
  179 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  179 Lees Corner Elementary Fairfax, VA
       
4G 197 Nysmith School Herndon, VA
  192 Central Road School Palatine, IL
  188 St. Mark's School of Texas Dallas, TX
  187 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  187 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  187 Haycock Elementary School Falls Church, VA
  187 Mason Ridge Elementary Town & Country, MO
  187 Bella Vista Elementary School San Ramon, CA
  187 Speyer Legacy School New York, NY
  186 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  186 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
       
5G 195 BASIS Scottsdale Scottsdale, AZ
  194 Pace Academy Lower School Atlanta, GA
  189 Haycock Elementary School Falls Church, VA
  189 Bella Vista Elementary School San Ramon, CA
  188 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  187 Louise Archer Elementary Vienna, VA
  185 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
  185 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  185 Bella Vista Elementary School San Ramon, CA
  184 Springfield Estates Elementary School Springfield, VA
       
6G 189 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  186 Annunciation Orthodox School Houston, TX
  184 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  183 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  183 Frank C. Whiteley School Palatine, IL
  178 Western Middle School Greenwich, CT
  177 E. H. Greene School Cincinnati, OH
  175 Manchester GATE School Fresno, CA
  174 Northbrook Middle School Suwanee, GA
  172 Pleasant Hill School Palatine, IL
       
7G 200 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  192 Miller Middle School/CUSD San Jose, CA
  192 Brentwood Middle School Brentwood, TN
  192 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  192 Hull Middle School Duluth, GA
  191 Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine, CA
  190 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT
  190 Western Middle School Greenwich, CT
  189 Central Middle School Greenwich, CT
  182 Spartanburg School District 7 Spartanburg, SC
       
8G 195 Miller Middle School/CUSD San Jose, CA
  193 Brentwood Middle School Brentwood, TN
  192 Eastern Middle School Riverside, CT
  192 Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine, CA
  192 Capitol Hill GT Magnet Saint Paul, MN
  191 Rolling Hills Country Day School Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  191 Kennedy Junior High Naperville, IL
  186 Central Middle School San Carlos, CA
  185 Springfield Township Middle School Oreland, PA
  184 Idea Program/Middlesex Middle School Darien, CT

 


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

Grade/
Division
# Teams
Enrolled
Median
Team Score
# Students
Scoring 20
# Students
Scoring 19

# Students
Scoring 18

3G 103 142 33 47 83
4G 144 149 37 101 150
5G 146 143 25 79 136
6G 75 151 13 41 75
7G 48 168 40 65 75
8G 54 165 31 104 94

* 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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