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If you would like to see a sampling of the type of tournaments we host online click here.

You shouldn't need a login or username... but if you do, use programs as your ID/username and sample as your password.

Links

Logging into the tests

Primary tournaments, grades 3 & 4

Elementary tournaments grades 5 & 6

Mid Level tournaments grades 7 & 8

HS tournaments grades 9-12

 

Online Tournament Schedule

The schedule and test order for 2018-19 is as follows:

November 2 - Online Team Tournament entry due date. (entry will be accepted through the first score due date)

November 12 - Team username and passwords along with site links and instructions will be sent to all teams.

Social Studies open on November 12, will be due on December 21 and scores will become final on January 3.

Mathematics will open on November 13, will be due on December 21 and scores will become final on January 3

Language Artsopen on January 7, will be due on February 1 and scores will become final on February 8.

Science open on January 7, will be due on February 22 and scores will become final on March 1.

Humanities & Fine Arts open on January 7, will be due on March 8 and scores will become final on March 11.


Sweepstakes totals will post on March 15 and will become final on March 22.

 

 

 

Online Tournaments

Links to the log in are on the left.

All 5 levels are on one results link. There is a tab at the bottom of the page that will open the page for the different levels.

Online tournaments are available for four different grade levels: Primary, grades 3 & 4, Elementary, grades 5 & 6, Mid Level, grades 7 & 8, and High School, grades 9 through 12.

Each grade level will have five separate subject area tournaments: language arts, science, humanities, mathematics and social studies.

The subject level tournaments will be due at different times during the year. The order of presentation, test opening date, test due date and final results dates are all listed to the right. There will be one week between the due date and the final results date. This week will serve as a grace period for late submission.

I've enrolled, now what?

Once your team is enrolled the coach will receive a username and password which will allow both the coach and the team access to the testing site. All usernames have @oaac at the end. Passwords are numerical ONLY

OAAC uses ALCA's Arch Platform for online tournaments. Once the username and password are received, teams will have access to the practice tests.

1. Team make-up may change for each tournament.

2. No limit on team size.

3. Students compete at their home site.

4. Teachers/Coaches are not to assist students in determining the answer to a question.

5. Students work as a team to answer the multiple choice, true/false and matching questions. The team determines the answer and one person will key in "A", "B", "C", or "D" or click on the choice.

6. Unless otherwise noted in the instructions no outside references, assistance or calculators will be allowed.

7. Each tournament is timed. They are usually 50 minutes in length. The amount of time will be stated on the opening screen of each tournament.  Most tournaments will allow you to log out then return to finish the remaining questions.

8. At the conclusion of the tournament the questions will be displayed with both your answer and the answer scored as correct.  The program will give the score and post the score in the online grade book. Only the score for the logged in team will display in the grade book.

9. Total results and team ranking will be listed on the results pages for each grade level. See the links on the left.

10. There are practice tests. Practice tests are labeled PRACTICE TEST. The test you will be taking for a score does NOT say practice test. It will say 2016-17 "Grade Level" "Subject Area" Tournament.

9.  Once the tournament results and ranking are posted (the week-end after the due date), teams will have 5 days to check the posting.  After 5 days the results become official (final).

11. If a team missed the turn-in deadline they may still take a tournament test for a score. The late score will not affect the results of the posted tournament.  The late score will not change the posted results of the tournament.  The late score will be added to the team totals for sweepstakes consideration.

Scoring

12.  'Regular' questions are worth 1-5 points each.

13. Writers have the option to weight questions they consider to include more difficult material or a more challenging question style. You will be able to see the points given to each question when you review the questions at the end of the tournament.

Ties

14.  All ties for champion or runner-up placing will be broken. 

a. Each writer has pre-selected 5 - 10 questions in each tournament as tie breakers.  The team with the most pre-selected questions correct will be the 'winning' team. No additional points will be added (to keep sweepstakes on a level field).

b. If the score is still tied after the tie breaker questions are reviewed the team completing the test in the least amount of time will be the winning team.

Sweepstakes

15. The team with the highest cumulative score for each level will be awarded the Sweepstakes Champion trophy.

a. Subject areas with fewer questions (fewer points) will be figured into the Sweepstakes total using a formula to bring all subject areas to the same weight.

Updated on August 28, 2018

2018-19 Humanities and Fine Arts focus period
1945 - Present
Underlined means that grades 4, 5, and UEL should focus here first.
Midlevel and Froshmore should focus on all, but especially the non-underlined.  
Including, but not limited to:
~ Art ~ 
Modern Native American Art – Harvey Pratt, Allan Houser, Enoch K. Haney, Blackbear Bosin, TC Cannon, Benjamin Harjo, Horace Poolaw, Kiowa 6, Woody Crumbo, Mike Larsen, Jerome Tiger, Jeri Redcorn, Martha Berry; Photography – Margaret Bourke-White, Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson; Graphic Art – Saul Bass, Otl Aicher, Paul Rand, Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister, Milton GlaserStreet Art – Keith Haring, Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Edgar Müller; Abstract Expressionism, Mobiles, Stabiles, Hard Edge, Minimalism, Pop ArtOp Art, Victor Vasarely, Bridget RileyAlexander Calder, Frank Stella, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Alberto Giacometti, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenberg, Marc Chagall, Willem de Kooning, Marc Rothko, Andrew Wyeth, Grandma Moses, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, George Segal, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Dale Chihuly, Romare Bearden, Kehinde Wiley

~ Literature ~ 
Newbery and Caldecott Award Winners from 1945-PresentSequoyah Award Winners (4th, 5th, & UEL only Children’s Winners 1959-Present; 7th, 8th only Young Adult and Intermediate Winners from 1988-Present; Froshmore only High School Winners 2010-Present); Graphic Novel - Art Spiegelman, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, David Lloyd; Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alex Haley, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Rachel Carson, Ken Kesey, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Isaac Asimov, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, Sylvia Plath, David Mamet, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, August Wilson, Tony Kushner, Neil Simon, Robert Frost, J.D. Salinger, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, Amy Tan, N. Scott Momaday, Sherman Alexie, Truman Capote, Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor, Joseph Heller, E.B. White, Shirley Jackson, Maya Angelou, William Inge, Tom Wolfe, Richard Adams, Samuel Beckett, Anthony Burgess, Ian Fleming, William Golding, Seamus Heaney, Kazuo Ishiguro, V.S. Naipaul, Harold Pinter, J.K. Rowling, Salman Rushdie, Dylan Thomas, Roald DahlJ.R.R. TolkienC.S. LewisT.H. WhiteAnne Frank, Boris Pasternak, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Elie Wiesel, Chinua Achebe, Khaled Hosseini,  Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Pablo Neruda
~ Music ~
Instruments of the orchestra, Broadway 1945-Present, The Rat Pack, Bluegrass MusicSoul MusicRock and Roll Music, Funk music, Disco Music, 80s Pop Music, Contemporary Christian Music, Heavy Metal Music, Punk & Alternative Rock Music, Hip Hop Music, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Elvis PresleyBuddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Williams, Sr.Patsy ClineJohnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, DJ Kool Herc, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, N.W.A., The Ramones, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Nirvana; Native American Music – Louis Ballard, Jerod Tate; Leonard Bernstein, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Ives, Hanns Eisler, Arnold Schoenberg, Samuel Barber, Gian Carlo Menotti; Electronic Music - Karlheinz Stockhausen, Edgard Varése, Pierre Boulez Luigi Nono and Milton Babbitt; Paul Hindemith, Carl Orff, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Dimitri Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten(post-war opera), John Cage, Minimalist Music, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, John Adams 
~ Dance ~ 
Bob Fosse, Twyla Tharp, Agnes de Mille, Alvin Ailey, Jerome Robbins, Gregory Hines, Margot FonteynRudolf NureyevMikhail Baryshnikov; Native American BallerinasMaria and Marjorie Tallchief, Yvonne Clouseau, Rosella Hightower, Moscelyne Larkin
~ Architecture ~
Frank Lloyd WrightEero SaarinenI.M. PeiMaya Lin, Frank Gehry, Jørn Utzon, Mies van der Rohe, Buckminster Fuller, Philip Johnson, César Pelli, Minoru Yamasaki, Daniel Libeskind, Michael Graves, Robert Venturi
~ Philosophy ~ 
Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Existentialism (concepts of Angst, the Absurd, and Authenticity), Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Albert Camus, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Feminist philosophy: Iris Marion Young – Throwing Like A Girl; Betty Friedan – The Feminine Mystique