The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

Postby svph300 » October 27th, 2019, 1:29 pm

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the ATX Invitational this year! I'm glad to hear that the tournament was well-run (I'm not surprised, with adi1008 heading the competition along with the wonderful volunteers), and I wish I could have physically supervised for this competition. I am the author of the Protein Modeling Exam for Division C, so feel free to email me at velasco.scienceolympiad@gmail.com for any questions or comments! Good luck to everyone for the rest of the season.
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Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

Postby viditpok » October 28th, 2019, 7:09 am

It was my school's first time attending the UT A Invitational. For both Division B and C, it was a very well run competition, and had great quality tests. We only had two issues with the competition in Division B, which were a scoring error in Reach For The Stars (195 instead of 95) and a confusion in grading for Experimental Design. But otherwise, this competition was high quality, and for a first time competitor, I would definitely recommend other schools to compete in the following years.
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Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

Postby anandymous » October 29th, 2019, 6:55 am

It was my school's first time attending the UT A Invitational. For both Division B and C, it was a very well run competition, and had great quality tests. We only had two issues with the competition in Division B, which were a scoring error in Reach For The Stars (195 instead of 95) and a confusion in grading for Experimental Design. But otherwise, this competition was high quality, and for a first time competitor, I would definitely recommend other schools to compete in the following years.
He means that we got a score of 195, but they put down 95 for us, thus pushing our ranking down a lot
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Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

Postby dkarkada » October 29th, 2019, 3:57 pm

Hi everyone! I've put up my data science and astro exams here. Hope this is helpful! Let me know by email if you have any questions.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

Postby windu34 » October 29th, 2019, 9:29 pm

Statistics from Circuit Lab B/C. The scores were certainly a bit lower than I expected, but I also wasn't overseeing the grading of exams and I typically like to give a fair amount of partial credit (which may or may not have been the case since a clear grading rubric was not made). This test was written for Division C and adapted for Division B, and likely represents the hardest test Division B will see this season. The number of points available was large enough to spread out teams and I am fairly impressed by Jeffrey Trails for scoring exceptionally high and ranking among the Division C teams.
To Division B: Dont let this test scare you, it was very difficult and many of the questions were much more C-oriented. Use this as a representation of the upper limit to test difficulty.
To Division C: This is certainly on the more difficult end of the spectrum, but I promise you will be seeing harder this season ;)

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

Postby viditpok » November 8th, 2019, 12:07 pm

When will the tests and keys be posted on the UT Austin Science Olympiad website?
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Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

Postby SOPomo » November 9th, 2019, 6:24 pm

Kennedy didn't do so great...
Word is they sent four kids and put up that score

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

Postby Unome » November 9th, 2019, 6:58 pm

Kennedy didn't do so great...
Word is they sent four kids and put up that score
Whew, that would be impressive.
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Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

Postby SOPomo » November 11th, 2019, 9:30 am

Ya, if everyone thought last Nats score was impressive, then as Hamilton says, "just you wait"

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin Invitational 2019

Postby Adi1008 » November 16th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Hi all,

Here are the tests and photos from the invitational! We'll also be adding unlabeled score distributions to this folder, so be on the lookout for those.

I'd also like to give a long overdue thank you to all of the teams that attended! It was a pleasure to have y'all in Austin and I hope your teams had a memorable and fulfilling experience. We had a couple hiccups (e.g. a couple misgraded tests and awards) but throughout it all, we did our best to deliver a good experience and be as professional as possible.

As always, if you have any suggestions, test reviews, etc., feel free to make a post in this thread or shoot us an email at atxscioly@gmail.com! We're always looking for ways to make our tournaments better and better.
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