2November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Quick synopsis… Things are the same as last year! If you’re returning as an RCM… –This should be a review –Hope you thought it worked well last year –If you’d like to suggest changes, now’s the time Please discuss here, or send to If you’re new to the role… –Welcome aboard!
3November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Purpose of this Presentation Discuss what’s new in Scoring –Improved deduction handling Review some points from last year –Deductions –Distribution of scores Outline the “contract” between the score room and the challenge rooms –How we will work together Go over special challenge items
4November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Marking Score Sheets Appraisers like to mark their score sheets, to indicate which items they are not scoring Please (PLEASE!) do not mark the sheets in the area used to record scores… Mark in the title area, on the left…
5November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Deductions Intended to make the competition fairer Allows appraisers to remove the unfair benefit gained by an infraction –Deduction may not be for more than the score received. –Two ways to do this: By percentage – No need to average. By points - Need to average appraisers’ scores for this Worksheets provided –To be used when needed. Must give the reason for the deduction.
6November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Deductions (cont) By Points: –Enter the deduction in the 1-30 range … We’ll scale it in the score room, just like scores Don’t need to scale or total By Percentage of the awarded score –Enter deduction as a percentage (up to 100%) No need to actually know the score Deductions for objective scores –Use with caution. Objectivity is… –Use scoring units (not 1-30) e.g. pounds for weight held
7November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Deductions Worksheet Do not bother scaling the deductions. We do that in the score room… This year’s sheet will (hopefully) have an indication for percentage or points
8November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation The Low End of the Score Range Subjective scores are scored 1-30 –With a range of 30 points, we don’t really need to award less than 1.00 Zero subjective score is special! –Can only be awarded if the item didn’t exist or was an invalid solution
9November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Distribution of Scores Work with the Rubrics! In past years we have seen some appraisers score all the teams as 29 or 30… –They’re not doing their job! –They could just as well have stayed home; they didn’t affect team placement! The whole range is available for your use. –If people use the entire ranges, there won’t be much need for fractional scores 1) Creativity of …… –But you can still use them… if you must!
10November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Score Room Liaison Ensures that –all forms are present –all (and only) the correct scores are filled in Prepares the scores for transmission to the score room Can manage your paperwork, if you choose –Talk with your liaison about your expectations / style; it makes both of your days easier and more fun
11November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Score Room Liaison All score calculations are done in the score room, except: –Averaging Appraiser scores when determining an appropriate deduction – unless using % The liaison handles ALL your paperwork at some point. Give him or her adequate s-p-a-c-e!
12November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Start of the Day Fill in the Appraiser Assignment form and send to the score room as soon as possible –Have the Liaison bring it down –before the start of the competition schedule Review the Printed Appraiser Assignment sheet that we return –Make sure that we got it right (yes, we make mistakes!) –Give to your Score Room Liaison. This is his/her primary guidance to check all needed scores are on appraiser forms!
13November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Appraiser Assignment Form
14November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Paper Flow Send all scores to the score room, as expeditiously as possible –We are aiming for a runner per room Scores computed, TM and HA score sheets are printed Entire paperwork packet returned to the challenge room for conversation with the TM –Return packet to the score room for filing when done with presentation to the TM
15November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Dave Barry View of the Process Packet comes in Papers from wrong team Packet goes back/comes back 1 st computer notices disagreeing 0 subj score Packet goes/comes 2 nd computer sees missing explanation of deduction Packet goes/comes Cross check fails Find mis-typed number Print/send scores for HA/TM HA changes score Reprint/send Finish challenge level Print scores for announcing HA comes in, asks for all scores Changes all scores Re-enter Reprint…
16November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Paper Flow Suggestion Appraising Teams like to hold the first three scores, but… We find that changes as a result of holding the scores are, in fact, rare… Give the scores to the Liaison after each team to check, sort and make ready for shipment… But hold them in your room! Enables expediting their processing when your Appraisers are comfortable. Otherwise, your Liaison is immediately behind the 8-ball after the third team…
17November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Most packets will have a GREEN hot-dot on them. –They’re good-to-go—present to the TM. Some will have a RED hot-dot! –We have detected an error in the scores –There will be a printed sheet inside, describing the problem –Please correct and return ASAP Your TM will be waiting for the results! Returning a Packet for Corrections
18November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Causes for Returns (examples) Missing paper Missing scores Illegible scores Extra scores! Zero subjective scores with no explanation Deductions with no explanation
19November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation To Inform the Score Room of a Change You will have a sheet of RED hot-dots If you want to correct a score after presenting to the TM –Put a note in the packet in front of the other papers describing the change you desire, and sign it –Cover the GREEN dot with a RED one –Return the whole packet to the score room –We’ll make the change, and return the whole packet again to the challenge room Complete with new TM and HA score sheets We will remove and destroy the previous sheets
20November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation What Does the Score Room Need? First thing in the morning Appraiser assignment sheets! (TC only) Throughout the day, for each team, in a timely manner… All their paperwork—in this order, please 1.Deductions worksheet (Only if needed!) 2.Prep area sheet 3.Extra score sheets Challenge A: Worksheet in the works. Stay tuned Challenge E: weigh in (one or more), weight held 4.Each appraiser’s score sheet, in order by name 5.Anything else (it isn’t used in scoring)
21November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation What Does the Score Room Need? (cont.) Throughout the day An empty packet for no-show teams, with a note Early notice of any score changing incidents that will be coming –e.g., probable DIalogue request we will hold off printing that challenge level’s results until you give us the go-ahead You MUST let us know about the resolution so we can print!
22November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation At the end of the day You must sign out with the score room before dismissing your appraising team! Makes sure all your scores have been processed with no issues –Get your appraisers’ cell phone numbers, just in case!
23November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation What the Score Room Can Do for You Come to your room on request to discuss any questions We try to track teams that have not arrived –If you wonder about a team, ask Print extra copies of tournament forms –Not IC, the village is on its own. Answer your questions –But we might have to make them up! Bring back score packets for teams that have competed, at your request
24November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Special Challenge Items Nothing major… Challenge A: No deductions on item 3, Order Completion due to side effects of multiplying item scores Score Sheets will have different wording than section D of the challenge description. Challenge E: A similar multiplier side effect exists for # of golf balls held, but deductions will not be disabled. Be very aware of the scaling consequences. Speak now…
25November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation What if ? I haven't seen a score runner in 45 minutes or more; I have lots of scores ready! What should I do? We need to discuss this team's score, and won't be sending the scores in until after lunch. What do I need to do? This team shouldn't go on. What deduction should be given to ensure that?
26November 26, 2011NH RCM Training Destination ImagiNation Questions???