Academics sees few rule changes for upcoming year
The following academic rule changes have been approved by the UIL Legislative Council and
Texas Commissioner of Education and will take effect for the 2001-2002 school year.
Refer to the Constitution & Contest Rules for official wording.
- Students are prohibited from using the same literature more than one year in UIL state poetry contest.
- Students are prohibited from using the same literature more than one year in UIL state prose contest.
- One-act play director is required to provide an exact copy of the script being performed at each One-Act Play contest site for reference.
- The council approved an amendment that changes the computer applications contest so that it will be fully laptop by the spring of 2003.
- Second place medals will be awarded at region and state for individual winners in the chemistry, biology and physics portion of the science contest.
- Third place medals will be awarded to computer science teams at regional and state.
- Five points will be awarded all second place academic teams at district, regional and state meets, except that team computer science points at region and state will remain unchanged.
- The maximum points allowed in the Science Contest have been increased from 37 to 42.
- The pilot program of advancing the best second place per region to the regional meet, and the best second place team per region to the State Meet will be implemented state wide.
- Rather than a pilot economics contest, the UIL will pilot statewide a combined economics/geography/civics contest in the spring of 2002. The pilot will be conducted at the district level only. Points will not count toward district standing, and students will not advance to region.
- The elementary/junior high Art Contest scoring system was altered so that each team member score is weighted equally in the overall team score.
- The Merriam Websters Collegiate Dictionary is no longer an official dictionary for elementary and junior high contests.
- The Editorial Writing Contest has been extended to seventh and eighth grade students.