ERIC Number: ED241546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Orange County Academic Decathlon for 9th and 10th Grade Students. Handbook.
Orange County Academic Decathalon Association, CA.; Orange County Dept. of Education, Santa Ana, CA.
Orange County (California) students in grades 9 and 10 compete in an annually held series of 10 competitive events measuring academic strengths. These events include tests in grammar and literature, fine arts, mathematics, science, social science, study skills, and a super quiz--a team event held before a large audience. In addition, there are communications tests which include the writing of an essay, the delivery of a prepared and an impromptu speech, and an oral interview. The package includes a program description, student handbook, essay judging criteria, sample fliers, fact sheets, sample interview and speech performance forms, scoring information, and the 1984 revised student study guide. The study guide provides concept outlines used as the basis for developing examinations. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Orange County Academic Decathalon Association, CA.; Orange County Dept. of Education, Santa Ana, CA.
Identifiers: Academic Competitions; California (Orange County); PF Project; Sample Forms