Rules Update

Assessment

  • All testing for KAAC events will be done online at the host school. Schools are not required to provide devices for other students.
  • The 61-70 tiebreakers on State Math exam shall be eliminated.

Quick Recall

  • “In-person” competitions are planned for Quick Recall this coming year.
  • The coach of any Elementary team trailing by 25 points or more in the second half may request an official’s timeout to conference with officials. That coach may then accept a “mercy rule” loss in which play shall continue with scoring suspended.

Future Problem Solving

  • All FPS for KAAC events shall be conducted online.
  • When three or fewer teams are participating in Regional FPS, neither the FPS coach nor an immediate relative of FPS participants may serve as the KAAC-required evaluator. All evaluators will score every booklet.
  • Evaluation at State Finals shall take place in person. At all other competition levels, coaches at the Planning Meeting may agree that FPS scoring be conducted remotely using a videoconferencing platform. All existing constraints and rules regarding evaluation shall remain in place.
  • All Governor’s Cup FPS teams, including Elementary, shall have 120 minutes to complete their booklets.

Composition

  • All Composition for KAAC events shall be conducted online.
  • At all competition levels except State Finals, coaches at the Planning Meeting may agree that Composition scoring be conducted remotely using a videoconferencing platform. For State Finals, readers may be allowed to score remotely, at the discretion of the KAAC Program Director. All existing constraints and rules regarding evaluation shall remain in place.
  • Elementary Composition competitors shall have 60 minutes to complete their writing. Sixth Grade Showcase competitors shall have 90 minutes.

Student Eligibility

  • Because all Governor’s Cup events were held in 2020-21, the existing eligibility rule prohibiting students from competing a second year at the same grade shall remain in place. Students claiming a supplemental educational year during 2020-21 may not compete in 2021-22 KAAC events.

Participation Deadline

  • The deadline for confirming participation in Governor’s Cup for High School and Middle Grades teams is October 15. The deadline for Elementary Governor’s Cup teams is November 8.

Key Dates

Oct 15
Middle Grades

Deadline for confirming participation with KAAC

Oct 15
High School

Deadline for confirming participation with KAAC

Nov 08
Elementary

Deadline for confirming participation with KAAC

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