## Scoring and Awards

The maximum possible score for a student to earn is 219 points.

If there is a tie between individuals, the student with the higher Problem-Solving score will receive the higher rank. If a tie remains after this comparison, the ties are broken based on the following, in this order:

__For First round (Fall 2020):__- All registered students can download a certificate of participation that is printable after they completed the test.
- Students who are in the top 10% in their grade level and division will earn medals.
- Student who scores the highest overall in their grade level and division will earn a special prize as well.

__For Masters round (Spring 2021):__- All registered students will receive a certificate of participation.
- All students competing in grade level 2-5 will compete for the TOP 5 places.
- All students competing in grade level 6 will compete for the TOP 3 places

**Tie Breaker**If there is a tie between individuals, the student with the higher Problem-Solving score will receive the higher rank. If a tie remains after this comparison, the ties are broken based on the following, in this order:

- Number of problems answered correctly from the Problem-Solving Challenge questions 16-20, number of problems answered correctly from Problem-Solving Challenge questions 9-15, number of problems answered correctly from Problem Solving Challenge questions 1-8, highest numbered single problem answered correctly on the Problem Solving Challenge starting with question 20 and working backwards.
- Mental Math Challenge score, highest numbered single problem answered correctly on the Mental Math Challenge starting with question 40 working backwards.