Scoring error moves CDO Academic Decathlon team to 2nd place, from 1st | News
Due to a scoring error, the previously first place Canyon del Oro Academic Decathlon team has been moved to second place in the Division II standings.
The error was discovered during the Nationals Competition held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 26 – 27.
According to a USAD notification sent out April 30,
“USAD has reviewed the Super Quiz™ scores and unfortunately in the communication process as to the order of the students progression to the stage was incorrect. Once the student positions were flipped the scores were corrected. USAD apologizes and has attached the revised winners list for each division, overall and Super Quiz™ overall.”
This scoring error moved Canyon del Oro from first to second place, putting Willoughby South High School’s team in first.
According to USAD the difference in the score was 55.84 points out of possible 66,000.
The Amphitheater Public School District expressed how proud they were of the team, no matter what ranking they received.
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