IHSAA Tournament Officials Rating System The ranking of contest officials applying for an IHSAA tournament series event shall have two components: 1. School vote - 50% of total rating The composite number calculated by this method will represent 50% of the officials overall score for tournament assignment and advancement. 2. Individual Vote - 50% of total rating Each official or crew that applies for the IHSAA tournament series must meet the minimum requirements for working in the tournament. Multiple individual criteria will total 50% of the officials overall score for tournament advancement.
School vote – 50% 1.Each school will be asked to rate an official or crew listed on the IHSAA Officials Voting Survey. 2.A rating scale will reflect a numerical rating system labeled as 5-4-3-2-1 with criteria established for each category.
School Rating Rubric 5 The official/crew exhibits excellent communication skills, NFHS adopted mechanics, arrives at the contest site mentally and physically prepared, demonstrates excellent game management, and has control of the contest by making consistent calls from beginning to the end, and can work the highest level in the tournament. 4 The official/crew displays very good communication skills, and is in position to make most calls. The official manages the game well and has control of the contest but not at the highest level. 3 The official/crew demonstrates adequate rules knowledge and acceptable game management. Communication with coaches and players is acceptable but needs more experience to work the higher levels of the tournament.
School Rating Rubric 2 The official/crew has the ability, rules knowledge and communication skills to work the lowest level of the tournament. Improvement in one or more of these areas is required for advancement. 1 The official/crew is unable to adequately demonstrate the skill level, communication, judgment, mechanics, and rules knowledge expected for the tournament. Game management needs improvement in order to officiate a tournament contest. Note: Schools that submit a rating of either 2 or 1 must provide specific feedback via a drop down menu.
Observer Votes In sports where an observer is utilized, the observer vote will be incorporated as a school vote, and will be calculated in the same manner. Associations are being asked to provide a list of prospective former officials in that sport to the IHSAA so the selection process can begin. Only observers who have witnessed an official in the current year or previous year may provide a rating for said official.
Individual Vote – 50% A. Previous Tournament Experience (10%) State5 points Semi-state4 points Regional3 points Sectional2 points Applicant1 point Previous tournament experience will be considered over the last six (6) years. In football, each crew member should verify their highest level of tournament advancement in Arbiter. The numbers for each of the 5 members will be added together and divided by 5, which will represent the previous tournament experience.
Individual Vote B. Years of Licensure in Respective Sport (5%) 12+5 points 10-114 points 8-93 points 5-72 points 0-41 point In football, each crew member should verify their years of licensure in Arbiter. The numbers for each of the 5 members will be added together and divided by 5, which will represent the average years of licensure.
Individual Vote C. Number of Contests Worked (20%) Minimum games required to work the tournament series: Basketball 10, Baseball 10, Softball 10, Volleyball 10, Soccer 10, Track 7, Gymnastics 6, Wrestling 5, Swimming 5, Cross Country 5, Football 4. Note: All regular season contests must be entered into the tournament application to be counted towards an official/crew number of games calculated.
Individual Vote D. Test Score - Part 2 (5%) 100-98 % 5 points 96-97% 4 points 94-95% 3 points 92-93% 2 points 90-91% 1 point < 90% fail to meet minimum tournament requirement
Individual Vote E. Association Meeting Attendance & Member in Good Standing (10%)
IHSAA Tournament Officials Rating System - Reminders A.In IHSAA team sports, member schools may only rate officials that have worked their contests in the most recent three year period. B.In IHSAA individual sports, member schools may rate any official listed on the document. C.All IHSAA member schools shall participate in the ratings of tournament officials in all sports. D.When computing the school ratings for contest officials, the following equalizer shall be used: 1.Officials receiving 12-29 votes shall have the top and bottom rating discarded. 2.Officials receiving 30 or more votes shall have the top two and the bottom two ratings discarded.