Chapter Team MS
Shannon Harris, email@example.com
Valerie McCauley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Using leadership and 21st century skills, participants take a parliamentary procedures test in order to qualify for the semifinals. Semifinalist teams are challenged to complete an opening ceremony, items of business, parliamentary actions, and a closing ceremony within a specified time period.
Event Guidelines are located on the National TSA website under your chapter advisor login screen, select Total TSA tab.
Entries are limited to three teams of six per chapter. Teams do not have to be elected officers of the local TSA chapter.
EVENT UPDATES AND CLARIFICATIONS
The MS Chapter Team rubric, Parliamentary actions section, on page 72 should read:
Only one (1) of the required actions is completed correctly.
At least two (2) of the actions are completed correctly, with adequate effort.
All three (3) actions are completed correctly, with notable and inspiring effort.
LEAP requirements, page 61, have been updated to read as follows: A team LEAP Response is required for this event and must be submitted at event check-in (see LEAP Program).
EVALUATION, page 63, rule 1a has been eliminated. The new EVALUATION guidelines are as follows:
Evaluation is based on:
1. Written exam—Scores on a test of fifty (50) questions determine the semifinalist teams for the oral presentation
a. Each team’s average written test score is used to determine the twelve (12) semifinalist teams.
b. A team’s average test score is included in the final results.
2. The content and quality of the LEAP Response (semifinalist teams only). Refer to the official rating form for more information. Updated 11/27/17
For both the middle and high school Chapter Team events, each individual on the team will take the written test. All six (6) of the individual’s written test scores will be averaged together to determine the team’s score. Updated 2/28/18
The Official Rating Form (at the top) should read:
THEMES AND PROBLEMS
If the event has a theme or problem, to be posted before the conference, it will be located at the national website. Please click the button on the side under "Event Themes!" to get there.