What is the Edmentum Spring Academic Sprints Contest featuring Study Island?
The Edmentum Spring Academic Sprints Contest is our 2016 spring contest, which is from February 8 – March 31, 2016. There will be one school winner and one student winner named in each of the three grade categories, Elementary School (K - 5th Grade), Middle School (6th - 8th Grade), and High School (9th - 12th Grades). The winning schools will be determined by the highest average number of unique Blue Ribbons earned per student participating in each grade span. The winning students will be determined by the total number of unique Blue Ribbons earned in Study Island in each grade span.
Winners will be determined from a compiled list of total entrants from February 8 – March 31, 2016. All subjects are included in the contest except for custom content and open-ended questions. There may be only one entry per school.Who can participate?
Schools who are current Study Island customers as of January 25, 2016 are eligible. A minimum of 20 students must participate in order to compete. Only one entry per school is needed.Can other Edmentum customers participate if they don't have Study Island?
The contest is only open to current Study Island customers as of January 25, 2016.How do customers enter?
Entries may be made by a teacher, principal, or other school administrator by filling out our contest form
. Entries made by parents or students will not be accepted. The deadline to enter is February 8, 2016 by 11:59 PM CDT. Entries are accepted for schools only. We cannot accept a single entry for an entire district. If you are trying to register more than one school using the same email address, please email us directly at [email protected]
What if my students don't fit in the traditional registration categories?
(i.e. K-5 is Elementary, 6-8 is Middle, 9-12 is High)
Each school may only compete in one grade level category. If you do not fit into our registration categories, select the category that best describes the students who will be competing. For example: If you have 3-6 Grade students competing, most of your students would fall into the Elementary school category, so the best fit for registration would be to select Elementary.
If your school is a K-12 school, select the most appropriate category for the students that will be engaging in the contest.
How will Edmentum determine which students are participating in the contest?
Any student from a registered school who answers questions in Study Island within the contest period in which you have registered will count towards your school Blue Ribbon total. Students who do not log into Study Island during the contest period will not be counted.
What does it cost to compete in the Spring Academic Sprints Contest?
It is free to register and compete in the contest. Any additional advertisement, prizes, or incentives provided by a school or district are at the sole discretion and expense of that school or district.
How are Blue Ribbons earned?
Blue Ribbons are earned based on Study Island default passing goals of 70% on assignments. If you have a higher or lower passing goal set for your students, you do not need to make any changes to your passing goal. White Ribbons will not count towards ribbon totals.
Only unique Blue Ribbons will be counted towards contest totals. In the event that two Study Island programs available within your subscription contain identical topics, a Blue Ribbon earned in the particular topic will only be counted once towards contest totals.
Do Blue Ribbons earned outside of the contest window count towards my total?
Only unique Blue Ribbons earned during the contest window your school is registered to compete in will be counted towards contest totals.
What content will count towards contest Blue Ribbon totals?
All Study Island subjects are allowed. Custom content and open-ended questions will be excluded.
Students are encouraged to complete assignments that meet their differentiated academic needs and the decision to assign different levels of content is at the discretion of the teacher. Blue Ribbons earned in content below grade level for remediation needs, on grade level, and above grade level for acceleration purposes will count towards contest totals.
How are the winners determined?
All entries will be separated according to the following three grade spans: Elementary School (K – 5th Grade), Middle School (6th – 8th Grade), and High School (9th – 12th Grade). One school prize winner and one student prize winner from each grade span will be chosen from a compiled list of total entrants at the end of the participation period.
The winning schools will be selected based upon the total number of unique Blue Ribbons earned in Study Island divided by the total number of students participating in the contest from a given school. The school with the highest average number of unique Blue Ribbons earned per student will be designated the winner. This will allow for larger and smaller schools to compete on the same playing field.
The student from each grade span who individually earns the most unique Blue Ribbons in Study Island during the contest period will be selected as the winning student.
What if there is a tie?
In the event of a school tie, the school winners will be determined by the average percent of questions answered correctly per student for active and enrolled students (no teachers or admins) participating in the contest. In the event of a student tie, the student winners will be determined by the percent of questions answered correctly.What are the prizes?
One grand prize school winner will be awarded:
- $500 credit toward Edmentum product and 10 Chromebooks.
Three school 1st prize winners will be awarded:
- $500 credit toward Edmentum products. One school will be awarded from each grade span (elementary, middle, and high).
One grand prize student winner will be awarded:
- $100 Amazon.com gift card and one Chromebook.
Three student 1st prize winners will be awarded:
- $100 Amazon.com gift card. One student will be awarded from each grade span (elementary, middle, and high).
Some exclusions apply. See official rules for full details
When will the winners be notified?
We will contact all contest winners on or before April 11, 2016 by phone and/or email. For student winners, we will contact the school teacher or principal who registered for the contest.
I have registered my school to compete, now what?
Prepare to compete by sharing our teacher flyer
or parent flyer
to encourage participation throughout the contest period!
When the contest officially begins, we will automatically monitor student and school usage to calculate Blue Ribbon totals earned during the contest period. You do not need to submit any Study Island usage data from your school. All participating students from your school will be included in contest totals.What if I have other questions?
We would be happy to answer any other questions! Please email us at [email protected]
All contest entries subject to official rules