I understand why nationals doesn't give you back your corrected tests, but I don't see the issue with posting raw scores. And I would like to know how tightly gaped R&M was.
I don't know how tight R&M was for Division B, but for Division C the top scores were 133, 127, 127, 127, 126, and 126 out of 150. The lowest score was 52.
Wow, how in the world do you make an objective tiebreaker for those scores (where did you find those anyhow)?
Certain objective questions on the test were indicated with asterisks as tiebreaker questions; the total number of correct answers to these marked questions constituted the first tiebreaker. Second tiebreaker was number of stations with a perfect score. Third tiebreaker was number of stations with one error, then the number of stations with two errors, and so on.
I got this information from the event supervisor. He also told me that to the best of his memory, a maximum of three teams were tied at any given score, and that the second-highest quintile of teams was the most tightly packed score-wise.
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