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Section 221 – Spanish Contest

Fine Art By-Laws
Sections 199-263

All rules in Section 209 apply to this contest.

  1. NATURE OF THE CONTEST. The 90-minute test will consist of 60 multiple choice 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. 
  2. CONDUCTING THE CONTEST
    • 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.
      • Print your name, school, and school classification in the directed place on your test and answer sheet.  Failure to write your name and school may 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.   Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  
      • 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.  Any 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.
      • The audio portion of the test will be completed prior to the written portion.
      • After the listening portion of the test is complete, you have 60 minutes for the reading and writing portion of the test. When time is called, if you are in the process of writing down an answer, you may finish; you may not do additional work on a test question.
      • No audible time warnings will be given once the contest begins. It is the responsibility of each contestant to monitor the time remaining in the contest with a device that does not connect to the internet or make audible sounds. 
      • 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. Each contestant is required to write a short essay. No points will be given for the essay. Failure to answer the essay will result in disqualification.
    • Ties. In the event of a tie, those essays involved in the tie will be judged one against the other to break the tie. One or three judges who are not coaches of the tied contestants shall rank the essay sections. The ranking of the judge(s) will break the tie.