How Ties Are Broken

Composition and FPS
We employ a concept known as "judges' preference." The essential question we ask is this: When we consider a minimum of two judges that looked at all of the tied booklets, did more of those judges prefer one booklet over the other?

Written Assessment
Governor's Cup, Elementary: 6 multiple choice tiebreakers
Governor's Cup, Middle Grades and High School District and Regional: 10 multiple choice tiebreakers
Governor's Cup, Middle Grades and High School State Finals: 20 multiple choice tiebreakers
Kentucky Colonels' Sixth Grade Academic Showcase: 5 multiple choice tiebreakers
JV Challenge: 10 multiple choice tiebreakers

In these events, when ties remain even after the tiebreaking methods above have been employed, ASAP divides the available points among the tied individuals or teams. For example: If Mary and John are both tied for first with a Mathematics score of 42 and a tiebreaker score of 8, they split the available points for first *and second* (5 + 4), earning 4.5 points each. The next place awarded is third place.

Overall School Points
ASAP considers first the number of first place points each team received. If that fails to break the tie, ASAP considers the number of second place points each team received. If that also fails to break the tie, ASAP calls it a tie.