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ERIC Number: ED240131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Decathlon.
Association of California School Administrators.
This position paper from the Research, Evaluation, and Accreditation Committee of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) presents a description of the Academic Decathlon program and offers recommendations for improving the program and ways that ACSA can assist the program. The description of the Academic Decathlon, a ten-event academic competition for high school juniors and seniors, includes history; purposes; competition events; participant selection; team composition; competitions at the school, county, state (California), and national levels; awards presented at the state level; sponsors; and coaches. The ACSA committee concludes that the program can be an effective motivator for student achievement; however, three problems need to be addressed: (1) tests need to be validated and scoring procedures need to be reviewed; (2) uniform procedures should be developed to coordinate test administration at the county level; and (3) ongoing financial support must be obtained. The committee recommends that ACSA support the concept of the Academic Decathlon and appoint a liaison with the Academic Decathlon Board of Directors to work on the problems. (DC)
ACSA's Foundation for Educational Administration, 1575 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of California School Administrators.