The Best of Texas online practice contest (virtual tournament) is for Texas UIL and TAPPS high schools. The contest consists of your choice of twelve subjects—Accounting, Biology, Calculator, Chemistry, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Current Issues, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Number Sense, Social Studies, and Spelling. You may choose to enter any or all twelve subjects. The contest will consist of three rounds of tests in each subject. Dates for the 2017-18 school year are:
Round 1 - January 15 thru February 2
Round 2 - February 5 thru February 16
Round 3 - February 20 thru March 5
The contest is held at each participating school, and any number of students may participate. The contest will begin January 16, with two weeks in which to give each test.
The sponsor will receive the tests online, make copies, give the tests to the students and submit the scores online. Scores will be available for participants to view online throughout the contest.
Best of Texas provides a valuable source of materials for your students for UIL practice without the travel.
Awards are based on the cumulative total of the three rounds and will be sent following the final round. Plaques will be awarded to the top team and medals to the top individual in each subject in each classification (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A). Certificates will be awarded to the top three individuals in each grade level (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) in each classification (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A) in each subject.
In addition to the overall awards, Round Champs will be named for each round. The top ten individuals in each subject in each classification will receive personalized certificates emailed to their coaches for printing.
Contests available for this year:
- Computer Applications
- Computer Science
- Number Sense
- Literary Criticism
- Social Studies
- Current Issues and Events
- Spelling and Vocabulary
Only $59.99 per subject regardless of the number of students entering! Includes three rounds of testing!