Science Olympiad Scoring Guidelines

The team with the lowest overall points ranks 1st. School's placement is based on the best performing team within that school. Trophy will be awarded to the top 10 performing schools per division. Individual awards will be given to the top 20 teams in each event, 1st to 10th places receive medals and 11th place to 20th places receive ribbons.

Ties are broken as follows:

Event Level:

Every effort will be made to break all ties (except P/NS/DQ as explained below). In the event that a tie cannot be broken, the tied teams will receive the same place (e.g., if two teams were tied for 3rd place, the next team will be placed 5th).

Team Level:
If a tie occurs at the team level, then the following method will be used to break ties: number of 1st place medals earned by the individual teams, if that doesn't break the tie then the number of 2nd place medals will be used, then the number of 3rd place medals and so on until no ties exist in order to establish the placement for the top 10 schools.

Scoring System:
1st place = 1 point
2nd place = 2 points
3rd place = 3 points
Up to N th place. (N is the number of registered schools - no more ranking after N)
Participating (P) = N
No Show (NS) defines as did not participate in that event = N + 1
Disqualified (DQ) = N + 2

Example:

The scoring system for 30 Division B registered schools:
N = 30
Participating (P) = 30
No Show (NS) = 30 + 1 = 31
Disqualified (DQ) = 30 + 2 = 32

Team A did not compete in Anatomy; therefore, Team A receives 31 points for Anatomy. If we do not assign points to every team in every event, it would be favorable to the team that did not compete in a particular event.
Team A disqualifies in Towers for device violation; therefore, Team A receives 32 points.

If there are only 21 teams competing in Dynamic Planet then N = 21, instead of the number of registered schools.


Final Score Report
Places and scores announced at the Awards Ceremony are final.