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MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Competitive Events Eligibility, page 28, should read:
Electrical Applications: one (1) team of two (2) individuals per chapter

MS Chapter Team NOTE: Individual participants will no longer be eligible, nor qualify, for an individual award, nor receive a trophy. Participants in this event will compete as a team of six (6) in both the preliminary (written exam) and the semifinal (oral presentation) rounds.

LEAP requirements, page 61, have been updated to read as follows: A team LEAP Response is required for this event and must be submitted at event check-in (see LEAP Program).

EVALUATION, page 63, rule 1a has been eliminated. The new EVALUATION guidelines are as follows:

Evaluation is based on:

1. Written exam—Scores on a test of fifty (50) questions determine the semifinalist teams for the oral presentation

a.       Each team’s average written test score is used to determine the twelve (12) semifinalist teams.

b.      A team’s average test score is included in the final results.

2. The content and quality of the LEAP Response (semifinalist teams only). Refer to the official rating form for more information. Updated 11/27/17

For both the middle and high school Chapter Team events, each individual on the team will take the written test. All six (6) of the individual’s written test scores will be averaged together to determine the team’s score. Updated 2/28/18

The Official Rating Form (at the top) should read:

Chapter Team update

MS Flight The Official Rating Form (semifinal and overall event point total) should read:

MS FLight

MS JSS The Official Rating Form (at the top) should read:

JSS update

Participants may choose to wear either the TSA approved JSS T-shirt or official TSA competition attire at the JSS time trials and semifinals events.
T-shirts will be distributed to each participating team member in the JSS event at the 2019 national TSA conference. Updated 9/5/18

MS Mechanical Engineering

Clarification of regulations A.1.g and A.1.h: Teams must submit a project safety verification document and a photographic verification of work document. Each team must create these documents, there are no standard forms. Updated 5/7/18

MS Prepared Speech

MS Prepared Speech

MS Problem Solving

MS Problem Solving
MS Tech Bowl


NOTE: Individual participants will no longer be eligible, nor qualify, for an individual award,  nor receive a trophy. Participants in this event will compete as a team of three (3) in both the preliminary (written exam) and the semifinal (oral presentation) rounds.

 LEAP requirements (page 272) have been updated to read as follows: A team LEAP Response is required for this event and must be submitted at event check-in (see LEAP Program).

 EVALUATION (page 274) rule A1 has been eliminated. The new EVALUATION guidelines are as follows for letters A and D:

 A.      Preliminary round/written exam: Scores on a test of fifty (50) multiple choice questions will determine the semifinalist teams for the oral competition portion of the event.

D.   Awards: first-place, second-place, and third-place awards are made for the oral competition portion of the event. Updated 11/27/17

For both the middle and high school Tech Bowl events, each individual on the team will take the written test. All three (3) of the individual’s written test scores will be averaged together to determine the team’s score. Updated 2/28/18

High School

VEX Robotics Competition The LEAP Report will not be required for participants competing in VEX at the National TSA Conference.