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by nejanimb
January 17th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: 2019 Invitationals
Topic: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 39324

Re: Science Olympiad at MIT Invitational 2019

I think one focus next year should be on making sure all the grading is correct and double-checked, even if it takes some extra time. After looking through some of our teams' tests, I've noticed an egregious number of instances where entire sections or pages weren't added in calculating the final s...
by nejanimb
March 18th, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: 2018 Regionals & States
Topic: Massachusetts 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 6147

Re: Massachusetts 2018

Preliminary:
  1. Acton Boxborough (46)
  2. Newton North (98)
  3. Newton South (153)
  4. Belmont
  5. Westborough
  6. Winchester
  7. Wellesley
  8. Chelmsford
  9. Sharon
  10. Boston Latin
Congrats all!
by nejanimb
May 22nd, 2017, 3:17 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Massachusetts 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 9072

Re: Massachusetts 2017

10,000% agreed -- keep rule changes/clarifications to a minimum and post them with as much notice as possible! Will do what I can =).
by nejanimb
May 22nd, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Massachusetts 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 9072

Re: Massachusetts 2017

To clarify – the 2017 MA state champion is now Newton High School South. I’m one of the folks that handles scoring the MA Science Olympiad State Tournament, but my thoughts here are my own and are not official statements from MA SciOly. I’ll avoid saying too much about the actual cheating involved h...
by nejanimb
March 18th, 2017, 11:12 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Massachusetts 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 9072

Re: Massachusetts 2017

Unofficial:

1. Acton-Boxborough (74)
2. Newton North
3. Newton South
4. Belmont
5. Boston Latin
by nejanimb
March 18th, 2017, 10:40 am
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Massachusetts 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 9072

Re: Massachusetts 2017

Good luck today all! Come say hi at scoring if you're around.
by nejanimb
February 11th, 2017, 1:37 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 78
Views: 13601

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Does anyone happen to know the raw score for 1st place ExpDes at MIT 2017? Or are we not allowed to know?
If I recall, I think it was a 111? I do definitely remember that there was significant room for improvement even among the top labs!
by nejanimb
January 25th, 2017, 1:32 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 78
Views: 13601

Re: Experimental Design B/C

The commentary on trends should almost always include an interpretation of the trend line or z-tests you show between treatments (i.e. "the slope of M means that for every unit increase in X, we expect an M change in Y") and a discussion of summary statistics (i.e. the R^2 of G means that G% of the...
by nejanimb
January 23rd, 2017, 12:36 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 78
Views: 13601

Re: Experimental Design B/C

I had the pleasure of supervising ED at the MIT invite this last weekend, so thought I'd give a few pieces of unsolicited advice now that I've read ~70 labs from this year (including from a bunch of top teams): - The Statement of Problem should, generally, take the form of "How does [IV] affect [DV]...
by nejanimb
November 17th, 2016, 6:47 am
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Massachusetts 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 9072

Re: Massachusetts 2017

I'm a Massachusetts newcomer as well. Will be helping out at both MA states and the MIT invites this year!

Sounds like there are some oddities to the format here?

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