Science Olympiad Scoring Guidelines

Akron Regional Science Olympiad will assign event points up to the number of registered teams (N) per division.

The team with the lowest overall points ranks 1st. Trophies will be awarded to the top 6 performing teams per division. Individual awards will be given to the top 6 teams in each event.  

Qualifying for the State Tournament:  OSU will determine how many teams may advance to State in each division from our tournament.  A school may only send 1 team to the state tournament, even if a school has two teams that score well enough to qualify. (Thus it is possible for a 7th ranked team to attend State, if 6 teams may advance, and a particular school's teams place 1st and 4th.)

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 teams - no more ranking after N)
Participating (P) = N
No Show (NS) defined as did not participate in that event = N + 1
Disqualified (DQ) = N + 2


The scoring system for 24 Division B registered teams:
N = 24
Participating (P) = 24
No Show (NS) = 24 + 1 = 25
Disqualified (DQ) = 24 + 2 =  26
Team A did not compete in Anatomy; therefore, Team A receives 25 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 26 points.

THEREFORE: Please send someone to every event that includes a test. Have them give their best effort. No-Shows hit your team score hard. On build events that have tests, take the test, even if you don't have a device.

Score Review Period

Preliminary results (point system only, no raw scores) will be emailed to coaches posted on the Head Coach Dashboard  by Sunday, March 15th, 2020 by 1:00 PM. (Usually Saturday night, soon after the ceremony). Head coaches have until Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 12:30 PM to submit questions, concerns, or issues regarding the Preliminary Scores via Score Inquiry Form. Only head coaches may submit inquiries. If changes occur, the appropriate medals and trophies will be awarded. Teams will not be asked to return awards. Inquiries submitted after the specified deadline will not be answered.

Final Score Report
Places and scores announced at the Awards Ceremony are preliminary. Scores are preliminary until the review period has passed and the scores and places are classified as "Final" on the Score Report. Final Score Report contains point system only, no raw scores.