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Spanish Contest

All rules in Section 209 apply to this contest.

  1. NATURE OF THE CONTEST. The 60-minute test will consist of 60 multiple choice, true/false questions, and an essay.  There are three (3) parts to the test that include: 1) listening 2) reading and answering questions 3) writing the essay. 
    • Reading the Contest Instructions.  The contest director will read the following directions exactly as they are printed:
      • Turn off your cell phone and any other electronic devices besides permitted calculators and place them on the edge of the table in front of you. You may not use your electronic device(s) in any manner during the contest. If your device(s) make any noise or if you use your device(s) in any manner, you will be disqualified.
      • Put your name, school, and school classification in the directed place on your test and answer sheet.  Failure to put your name and school will result in disqualification.  (Allow time for this to be done).
      • Indicate your answers using capital letters on the appropriate blank provided on the answer sheet.  If a Scantron is used, mark your answers in the appropriate spaces.  Only a #2 pencil may be used for Scantron cards. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Clean erasures are necessary for accurate Scantron grading.
      • Keep your papers closed until told to do otherwise; this is particularly important while test papers are being distributed and before the signal to begin has been given.
      • During the test, no questions may be asked or answered.  The contestant talking or making distracting noises may be disqualified.
      • Leaving the room with any contest materials will result in disqualification.
      • Transferring information concerning this test to other contestants or coaches is a violation of the Academic Meet Code and subject to penalties up to and including disqualification.
      • You have 60 minutes for this test. If you are in the process of writing down an answer, you may finish; you may not do additional work on a test question.
      • You will receive one point for each correct answer. There is no penalty for skipped or incorrect answers.  The essay is required but will only be judged in the event of a tie. Failure to complete the essay will result in disqualification.  
      • If you finish the test before the end of the allotted time, you may leave the room quietly.  No talking or distracting noises will be permitted.  Turn in all test materials as you leave.
    • Start and Stop Signals.  Exactly 60 minutes after the start signal was given, announce that time has expired and that contestants must turn in their test and answer sheet.  If contestants are in the process of writing down an answer, they may finish; they may not do additional work on a test question.
    • Grading the Contest.  Each contestant shall be awarded one point for each question answered correctly.No points shall be deducted for an incorrect answer.  No points will be given or subtracted for unanswered questions.
    • Essay. The essay is required to receive a score but will only be judged in the event of a tie.