Before the meet Regional Advisory Committee (Region) The League office appoints a committee of speech and debate coaches to advise and assist the regional contest director before, during, and after the meet. A list will be sent in late fall. Include these committee members in conducting a planning meeting for regional competition several weeks prior to the regional contest. Their knowledge and insight will help ensure a smooth contest day.Rooms ; Contest assembly room ; Preparation room where topics are drawn* (shared room with Persuasive Speaking) ; A separate room for each section in the preliminary round ; Tabulation room (may be shared with other speech events) Mat at aerials and Equipment .NET The contest director provides the following: ; Stopwatch and time cards for each section ; Copy of current Constitution and Contest Rules Computer software for tabulating results: download in advance from the speech page of the I-JILL website.
See Tabulating results. ) Contest Pace AC get The League office provides the following. ; Individual evaluation sheets ; Master Ballots/instructions to Judges ; Timekeeping Record Sheet ; Judges’ Ranking Sheet for a panel of Judges ; Topics (four sets for prelims and one set for finals) mailed under separate cover Just prior to meet ; (Region) State Meet information cards for state qualifiers (5) ; (Region) “No-ShoW’ form ; (Region) Regional Meet EvaluationSince informative and persuasive speakers use the same files, they must share the same preparation room. You can also use this room as an assembly and draw room. I inventory all materials well in advance to make sure you have what you need. If necessary, feel free to photocopy any of the I-JILL forms you may require. 62 Personnel ; Sufficient number of competent and objective Judges (1 , 3, or 5 per section) At minim um, Judges should be high school graduates.
Chairperson/Timekeeper (1 per section) ; Tabulation room staff (2-3) ; Prep room monitors (2-3) and supervisor(s) of topic selection Subsist out on (Didst rich ) Before the contest begins, students may be substituted for entries on the official district meet online entry form if the substitutes present the contest director with substitute eligibility forms or letters from the superintendent or designated administrator certifying their eligibility. At the conclusion of the meet, submit the letters to the district director.Make sure changes are entered into the Spring Meet Online Entry System. A Iterates (Region) If a student who has qualified for the regional meet is unable to attend, district officials should notify in writing the alternate (listed on the district results form) who would then be permitted to compete. Only the designated alternate from that district is allowed to fill the empty slot. Sc huddling If space permits, hold the informative speaking and the persuasive speaking contests at the same time, since contestants may not enter both.Be sure they share the same prep room.
Allot two and one-half hours for the preliminary round of these contests. It is critical to stay on schedule since some students may need to go to other events. Arrange for a verification period after the preliminary round and after the final round. S sectioning Requirements Section 1003(b)(1) of the C&CR specifies how many sections are required based on the number of contestants entered. Adhering to the Academic Conflict Pattern, this sectioning is mandatory. The chart from the C&CR is reproduced below: No.Entries Preliminaries Participants Advancing to Final Round 1- 8 N N one Final Round 9-16 2 Sections 1st, 2nd, 3rd from each section 15-24 3 Sections 1st, 2nd from each section 20-32 4 Sections 1st, 2nd from each section If nine or more students enter a single contest, one preliminary round and one final round shall be held.
D assist sectioning (DIDST RICH) Assign contestants to sections for the preliminary rounds in accordance with the I-JILL C&CR. An event with 24 contestants may be arranged into three or four prelims sections. Avoid, when possible, placing contestants from the same school in the same section.Distribute first, second and third place entries as equally as possible throughout the sections. R UN all prelims rounds of the extemporaneous speaking events simultaneously in different rooms. Under no circumstances are different sections of the same event to be run at different times. Since all preliminary sections use the same set of topics, his is the only means of assuring an equitable contest.
Regional sectioning (Region) At the regional level it is important to distribute first, second and third place district winners as equally as possible throughout the sections.For example, avoid placing all the first places from districts in the same section which would result in a stronger section. The following charts illustrate how the first, second and third places from eight districts might be sectioned. E example One: Three Preliminary Sections (not speaking order) Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 1-11 -21-3 2-32-12-2 3-23-33 4-14 -24-3 -35-15-2 6-26-36 7-17 -27-3 8-38-18-2 or more information on substitutions, see C&CR, Section 902 (g) (B). ” “district” “P” denotes “place” c coaches of -34-14 D” denotes contestants entered may be used to help administer the contest but should not judge. 3 example Two: Four Preliminary Sections (not speaking order) Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 1-11-21-32 2-22-33-1 3-2 5-15-25-36 6-26-37-1 7-2 3 7-38-18 -28-3 Speaking Order To allow a contestant to be in another nonconforming event in accordance with the academic conflict pattern, competitors may request to be placed first or second in the mound but students may not request to be placed in the last half of the round. The contest director may randomly determine speaking order, or contestants may draw for speaking order.
D ‘STRICT: If the contest director determines speaking order, each school should receive a variety of speaking positions. For example, if a school enters three students, ideally the three students from that school should receive an early, middle, and late speaking position. If the contestants do not draw to determine speaking order for finals, the contest director should assign speaking order so that a student has a efferent position for finals than he or she had in prelims (e. G. , speaker #1 in prelims and #4 in finals).Speakers prefer drawing for speaking order. REGION : If speaking order is determined by the contest director, each district should receive a variety of speaking positions.
Ideally the three contestants from a district should receive an early, middle, and late speaking position. The following chart (based on example 1 above) illustrates giving the three places from a district a variety of speaking . 4-3 7-3 -36. 1-3 8. 8-38. 5 positions. 3.
4. 7. 1. 1-11. 6 -26. -17. 3-23.
8-13. 6 5. 5-35. 2-15. 8-2 7 -31 7-22. -2 4-27. 2-2 -1 8.
If the contestants do not draw to determine speaking order for finals, the contest director should assign speaking order so that a student has a different position for finals than he or she had in prelims (e. G. Speaker #1 in prelims and #4 in finals). Judges Inform each Judge of the time and place of the contest and provide a copy of the individual evaluation sheet and instructions for Judging. One effective way to utilize judges is to permit prelims Judges in one event to serve as Judges for the final round in another event.For example, preliminary Judges in sections of informative speaking an then serve as a panel of Judges for the final round of persuasive speaking. Persuasive speaking preliminary round Judges will then serve as a panel of Judges for the final round in informative speaking.
Panels should always be an odd number (3, 5, etc. ). You may use a single Judge in each section of the preliminary rounds at district, but the I-JILL recommends using a panel of three Judges when possible, especially at regional. The I-JILL strongly encourages the use of a panel of Judges in finals.An individual should not Judge the preliminary and the final round of a given event. Instruct Judges not to discuss their decisions with other individuals or Judges while Judging a given contest, or prior to turning in completed ballots. ” he I-JILL provides a database of potential speech Judges on its website.
Before the contest Prepare pa rata tat on Room NEW RULE: Computers and other electronic retrieval devices are allowed. Consult I-JILL guidelines. Have the contestants place their research materials, files and/or electronic retrieval devices in the preparation room before the contest.Materials allowed in the preparation room 1 . Magazines, newspapers, Journals with no added annotations. Examples: Newsweek, Dallas Morning News, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs that may be highlighted in one color and include written citation information, but with no added annotations (explanatory notes or comments). 2.
O O there published source materials. Example: reference books, atlas, book of quotations. 3. Published speeches. Examples: the presidential State of the Union address, Vital Speeches. 4. O O inline materials.
Examples: printouts of published material from computer online data services if not modified or in outline form that include the downloaded OUR L on print documents, the White House website. . Index without annotation. Example: computer or hand-written list of subject titles/dates of magazines or folders included in the files. 6. Computers or other electronic retrieval devices as specified in the I-JILL Guidelines for Electronic Retrieval Devices in Extemporaneous Speaking. Materials NOT allowed in the preparation room 1.
O O outlines.Examples: multi-colored highlighted articles that could be interpreted as an outline, outlines from previous speeches, debate briefs, pre-prepared outlines on possible topics. 2. Prepared notes, extreme speeches, debate evidence handbooks. Examples: extreme subscription service analyses, database summaries of multiple sources on a specific topic. 3. U U unpublished handwritten or typed material other than an index.
Examples: one or more articles cut and pasted into a single document, previously used extreme annotated, flow of a debate round. 4. Smart phones and cell phones. . Index with annotations. Example: title of article, with added comment, “great pro- con article on global warming. ” *Note: Examples given above are not all-inclusive.
After the contestant chooses a topic, the contestant has thirty minutes to utilize these trials to prepare the speech. There should be two or more monitors in this room to supervise contestants as they choose topics and to make certain that the room is quiet and that contestants do not confer. At the end of 30 minutes prep time, release the contestant to the speaking room.Students should leave with nothing other than the official topic slip and a note card no larger than 3/5 inches, if they choose to use one. No legal pads or electronic retrieval devices may be taken from the prep room. Use a monitor at the exit door to see that these rules are observed. Dismissing dents before the end of the thirty minutes may encourage them to seek help on their speech.
Ideally, to avoid any consultation on the contestants’ part, have a monitor accompany them from the preparation room to the room in which they will speak.I-JILL Guidelines: Electronic Retrieval Devices in Extemporaneous Speaking The use of laptop and tablet computers and other electronic retrieval devices by competitors in I-JILL Extemporaneous Persuasive and Informative Speaking is permissible for evidence retrieval so long as wired or wireless connections are disabled and remain disabled during the contest. These rules in no way are intended to prevent or discourage contestants from utilizing traditional paper files. Use of electronic retrieval devices during the contest A.Computers and other electronic retrieval devices are defined as: laptop, tablet and notebook computers, other portable electronic retrieval devices and secondary devices such as flash drives and external hard drives. B. Cellophanes or smartness are not allowed during the contest.
C. R R movable wireless cards (wireless network interface controllers) must be removed before the beginning of the contest. It is the responsibility of the contestant to disengage the equipment. REMY BEER : dead aloud the rule reminders to the contestants assembled before topics are drawn! R preparation room restrictions, see C&CR , Section 1004 (d) (4). 65 . Computers with built-in wireless capability may be used only if the wireless capability is disabled. It is the responsibility of the contestant to disable the equipment.
E . Wired connections (Ethernet or phone) during the contest are not permitted. F. Computers or other electronic equipment may not be used to receive information room any sources (coaches or assistants included) inside or outside the preparation room.Internet access, use of e-mail, instant messaging or other means of receiving information from sources inside or outside the preparation room are prohibited. This statement does not preclude the use of timing devices. G .
Contestants may utilize allowable devices for the purpose of accessing stored files, but shall not use them to outline their speech or otherwise organize their thoughts. H. The contestant shall not remove the electronic retrieval devices from the preparation area until after the contestant’s speech has been delivered.Sanction: Contestants found to have violated provisions B-H above shall be disqualified. The contest director shall be empowered with the final decision concerning disqualification. L. D D vices must be muted in the preparation room during the contest.
Contestants should not play games or engage in other distracting activities on their electronic devices. Tournament officials may ask a contestant to power off the device if it becomes distracting. J. Contestants from the same school may share computers during preparation. However, conversing among contestants is not allowed.Source Materials: Contestants may consult magazines, newspapers, Journals and other published source materials saved on their electronic retrieval devices if the following standards are met: A. There shall be no modification.
Each document shall be a single, complete source in and of itself. Indexing without annotation is allowed. B. An article may be highlighted in only one color. Boiling, titillating, underlining or any other manipulation of the original text of the article is prohibited. C. The presence of pre-written extemporaneous speeches, handbooks, briefs or outlines on electronic retrieval devices during the contest is prohibited.
If the contestant also uses the device for the debate contest, debate materials including but not limited to cases, briefs, outlines and flows must be stored on a separate external retrieval device disconnected or otherwise inaccessible and shall not be accessed during the extemporaneous speaking contest. D . Contestants may not access audio, video or other active multi-media files during the contest. Logistics A. Contestants electing to use computers are responsible for providing their own computers and batteries.Tournament hosts shall not be responsible for providing computers for contestants. B.
Power plugs or outlets may not be used in the preparation room at any time. C. Contestants who choose to use laptop computers accept the risk of equipment failure. Should equipment failure occur, no special considerations or accommodations including additional preparation time or speech time will be given by Judges, contest directors or tournament hosts. D . Contestants accept full responsibility for the safety and security of their electronic retrieval devices throughout the entirety of all I-JILL tournaments.Contestants, parents and coaches should be aware that contestants are bringing and using the computers at their own risk.
I-JILL is not responsible for lost, stolen or broken computers. Monitoring. By choosing to use electronic retrieval devices in the preparation room, contestants are consenting to allow tournament officials to monitor their files. Contestants who do not wish to consent should not use electronic retrieval devices. Roll call Call roll to see that contestants are present. ‘strict: Call for the substitute listed on the advance qualifiers list if a contestant is not present.Region: Call for the alternate listed on the online advanced qualifiers form if a contestant is not present.
Only certified alternates from that district may fill the empty slot. Rule reminders Read the following rule reminders aloud to the contestants assembled to draw topics: ; Preparation room: To assist in preparing the speech, the speaker may use magazines, newspapers, Journals and other published source materials accessed via electronic retrieval storage device, or copies made by a copier in compliance with copyright laws, as long as the material cannot be considered an outline of a speech.Any source material resembling the outline of a speech is not to be used by the speaker to prepare the contest speech. Prepared notes, extreme speeches, debate evidence handbooks and briefs are not allowed. Published material from computer online data services may be used. The OUR L source of the published downloaded material should be included. Typed or handwritten materials may not be taken into the preparation room, except in the form of an index file which has been prepared by the student for the sole purpose of convenience in finding references to specific topics.
Cell phones or smart phones are not allowed. Conversing is prohibited in the prep room. ; R R extractions on notes: A speaker may use only one note card that is no larger than ex. inches when delivering the speech. However, there is no limit placed on the quantity of information on the one card. All source citations orally delivered in the speech should be legitimate. When leaving the prep room, contestants may take only their topic slip and note card to the contest room.
No other materials (including a legal pad or electronic retrieval device) may be taken from the prep room. D D raring topics: At approximately 10-minute intervals, you will be called by speaking order to draw five topic slips from the containers marked by section. After drawing five slips, select one on which to speak and return the remaining four slips to the respective container. Do not discuss your topic with others. After the 30-minute preparation period, take your topic slip to your contest room and present it to the chairperson or Judge. ; R R extractions on time: A speech may not be longer than seven minutes. There is no minimum time.
You may complete the sentence in regress without disqualification, after the allotted time has expired. The responsibility of keeping within the seven minute time limit rests with you, not the timekeeper. ; Verification period: After both the preliminary round and the announcement of the unofficial results, and the final round and the announcement of unofficial results, your individual evaluation sheets will be made available. Approximately 15 minutes has been allotted for each verification period and it is the responsibility of you and your coach to question any tabulation error before the official results of the rounds are announced.This is not a time to question the decision or ranking a Judge has given you. Anyone not present for this ballot verification period forfeits the opportunity to verify tabulation. The verification period after prelims and before the announcement of the students who will advance to finals will begin at approximately in room .
The verification period after finals and before the announcement of official results will begin at approximately . Topic Draw awe ; Preparation of topics. To prepare topics for the extreme draw, cut the topic sheets not the slips, as indicated. Each preliminary section has its own set of topics.The I-JILL provides identical topics for each section, so to avoid duplication of the topics in the draw, place each section’s topics in a separate container (envelope, receptacle, etc. ) and label them. Having the contestants’ names on each section envelope is also helpful.
; D D raring topics. (See Extreme Draw Guide, page 165) Contestants will draw topics 30 minutes prior to speaking, in a staggered manner. This means that all first speakers will draw at the same time and speak at the same time (in different moms, before different Judges); all second speakers will draw at the same time and speak at the same time; etc.Each contestant will draw five topics from the container, choose one to speak on, and return the other four topics to the container from which they were drawn. To prevent speakers in the same room from speaking on identical topics, it is important that the topics for different sections do not get mixed. Rules do not prohibit a contestant from using his or her index file when drawing topics. ; R R mom arrangement.
To simplify the drawing procedure, hold both the informative and recursive draws at the same time, since a student may not enter both contests.To minimize confusion, informative speakers should draw topics on one side of the room and persuasive speakers should draw topics on the other. E example: Speaker #1 draws at 9:00 and speaks at 9:30; Speaker #2 draws at 9:10 and speaks at 9:40; Speaker #3 draws at 9:20 and speaks at 9:50, etc. See Extreme Draw Guide, page 165 in the Appendix. ACH contestant draws five topics from the container, chooses one to speak on, and returns the other four topics to the container from which they were drawn. 67 During the contest Chaw repress Audiences are permitted and encouraged.Before the round begins, request that all cell phones be turned off.
When a speaker has entered the room to give their speech, the chairperson/timekeeper should announce to the Judges the name of the contestant and the topic selected from the speaker’s topic slip. This information may be written on a chalkboard if one is available in the contest room while the Judge is writing notes on the previous speaker. The chairperson/timekeeper should give the judges time to write the speaker’s name and topic on the ballot before allowing the speaker to begin.Prep Room Monitor Ours Contestants are not allowed to remove their electronic retrieval devices from the preparation area until after the contestant’s speech has been delivered. Conflicts arising from time schedules when students need their equipment for another I-JILL contest (such as debate) need to be addressed with the prep room monitors in order to retrieve equipment. Tim kepi Eng Timekeeping is critical to this contest. The timekeeper should sit where they can be seen by contestants and should demonstrate to contestants the type of time signals to be used.
All timekeepers should be trained in advance of the contest according to he instructions in C Section 1003 (b) (4), which are provided below: (4) Timekeeper and Signal Standards. (A) A timekeeper should be provided for each contest to notify the contestant of the amount of time remaining from the total allotted time. The timekeeper should sit where they can be seen by contestants and should demonstrate before each contestant begins the type of time signals to be used. The time cards are a much preferred method of signal. B) A timekeeper may use either hand signals or tidemarks to indicate to the speaker the remaining time. If tidemarks are available, hen the speaker begins to talk, the card marked “7” should be held so that the speaker can see it. When the speaker has talked for one minute, the card marked “6”, should be held so the speaker can see it, which indicates six minutes remaining, etc.
When the speaker has talked for six minutes the timekeeper should raise the card marked “1” above his/her head.When only 30 seconds remain, the timekeeper should raise the “1/2” card (preferably a yellow card) above the head. At the end of the full seven minutes, the timekeeper should hold the “stop” card (preferably a red card) above the head, or otherwise indicate that the total allotted time has been consumed. An interpretative contestant who is still speaking as the “stop” card is raised is deemed to have gone over seven minutes. Prose and poetry contestants may not go over seven minutes without disqualification.In informative and persuasive speaking, the speaker may complete only the sentence in progress without disqualification. T he following hand signals (signal with fingers) are recommended if tidemarks are not used: (I) After three minutes have elapsed, give a signal of four fingers.
(it) After five minutes have elapsed, give a signal of two fingers. (iii) After six minutes have elapsed, give a signal of one finger. (v) After seven minutes have elapsed, the timekeeper may stand or otherwise indicate that the total time has elapsed.
Designing a Plan for Outcome Evaluation
Social workers can apply knowledge and skills learned from conducting one type of evaluation to others. Moreover, evaluations themselves can inform and com`plement each other throughout the life of a program. This week, you apply all that you have learned about program evaluation throughout this course to aid you in program evaluation.
To prepare for this Assignment, review “Basic Guide to Program Evaluation (Including Outcomes Evaluation)” from this week’s resources, Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S.,