Bebras Challenge

 
 

National Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge 2019

The results and certificates are now available for download.

We hope your students enjoyed their participation in the Irish Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge 2019. This year 6,873 students in Ireland took part in the official competition. 

 
Go to: https://bebraschallenge.techweek.ie/admin/
Login with your administrator username and password
Click Export files on the bottom left

Download the scores
In the Export files window, beside Results Official Bebras Challenge 2019, click Export to Excel.

The button downloads a list of all the students that participated and shows you what their score was per question. Minus points mean they answered the Medium or Hard questions incorrectly as per the scoring rubric here: https://bebras.techweek.ie/#split  

Download the certificates
In the Export files window, beside Results Official Bebras Challenge 2019, click Download certificate

An Adobe PDF file containing the personal certificates for all your students will be downloaded which you can print for your class.

Statistics
You can also find statistics by pressing the Statistics button in the menu. It shows the average scores per age group for your school, county and the country.

Solutions Guide
The 2019 Solutions Guide for this challenge will be available soon and we encourage you to use this document in class and to walk through the tasks with your students. It explains the answers and shows you how the tasks are connected to computational thinking. We will email you when this document becomes available.

The challenge is currently in Review Mode: if students log on with their username and password, they can see what answer they gave and what the correct answer was.

The top achieving students in all age groups will be invited to attend a final round in Maynooth University on the 28th March 2020 as part of Tech Week. We will be in touch with the coordinators of such students over the coming weeks.  

We hope you enjoyed this challenge and hope to welcome you to the challenge again in 2020. If you have any questions please just let me know.

 

A note on scoring:

The problems come in three levels of difficulty: A, B and C. 
The "A"-level problems are intended to be easier than the "B"-level problems, which are intended to be easier than the "C"-level problems.
You can find a problem's difficulty in the problem overview before you click on it.  The difficulty of a problem determines how it will be scored. The scoring rules are as follows:  

Difficulty

Correct

Incorrect

Unanswered

A

+6 points

0 points

0 points

B

+9 points

-2 points

0 points

C

+12 points

-4 points

0 points

 

Remember: there are penalties for getting the wrong solutions in the more difficult questions.