Scoring and ranking projects for advancing to the state level competition and for receiving awards.

Phase 1 ~ Five rounds of judging with students present
  1. Each student's/team's presentation and project display board is evaluated by five different judges using the CRSEF Judging Rubric.  Each judge may award each project up to a total of 100 points.
  2. The project's total score from each judge is recorded in the CRSEF Official Score Spreadsheet.
  3. Both the highest and lowest score is dropped from consideration.  Then, the three remaining "middle" scores are totaled to determine the project's preliminary overall score out of a possible 300 points.  All of the projects are then ranked from highest score to lowest score.
Phase 2 ~ Judging top 20 projects with students not present
  4. The judges convene into one large group and discuss the top 20 projects with the highest preliminary overall score.  The judges view the display boards of each of the top 20 projects while judges who have spoken with that student/team share their insights about that project's strengths and weaknesses.  The judges, as a group, then discuss each project.  The judges then determine by vote which 13 projects will be the Best of Show.  These projects will advance and compete at the Florida State Science Fair.  Projects that are determined by the Collier County Scientific Review Committee Chair to be ineligible for the state science fair will not be eligible to be awarded Best of Show and will not advance to the state level.
  5. The projects not selected to be Best of Show are then ranked in order from highest to lowest using their preliminary overall scores.  This final ranking determines the 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place winners.    Each of these place levels will be awarded to approximately 10 projects.

 

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