TIMING:In an effort to be fair yet streamline the response time following the second reading of the questions in the testing process we have made the following changes to the response time.
Previously, following the second reading of the testing question, the teams were given 10 seconds to determine the answer to the question.
Next the scribe was given 10 seconds to write down the answer, for a total time of 20 seconds. The scribe would then give the answer sheet to the grader who would write down the score based on the answer shown on the screen or send the answer sheet to the judges. If the question required additional time to answer the question, the team would raise their hand or a flag was raised to indicate more time was necessary. The answer was given from the front when all hands or flags were lowered.
Beginning this year, 2014-2015, at all levels, the following timing procedure will be implemented:
Following the second reading of the question, the teams will be given a specified amount of time, depending on the point value of the question, without regard to whether the time is for discussion or writing. A 10 second warning will be given prior to expiration of time. At the end of the expired time, time will be called and the scribe will hand their written answer sheet to the grader to determine points awarded. No additional time will be granted.
Example:For a one point question, the point value and response time allowed will be noted on the projected slide… (1pt, 25 seconds of time). After the expiration of 15 seconds a 10 second warning will be given. At the end of the 25 seconds, time will be called and the scribe will hand their answer sheet to the grader.
For a two point question, the point value and response time allowed will be noted on the projected slide… (2pts, 30 seconds of time). After the expiration of 20 seconds a 10 second warning will be given. At the end of the 30 seconds, time will be called and the scribe will hand their answer sheet to the grader.
1 pt = 25 seconds
2 pts = 30 seconds
3 pts = 35 seconds
4 pts = 40 seconds
5 pts = 45 seconds
6 pts = 50 seconds
7 pts = 55 seconds
8 pts = 60 seconds
SCRIBE:The scribe is whomever is writing the answer to the question. Because there will be team members who are most knowledgeable over a specific segments of the Bible Study Book, the pen/pencil and answer sheet may be passed to that person on the team to write the answer. It is not necessary that the scribe be only one designated person on the team.
TEAM MEMBERS:Each team will be made up of the same members who began the PBE testing at the Area/District Level. If a club has multiple teams and at one of the levels of testing a club team does not advance, no member of that team may be added to or replace any team member of the team that does advance. No team member from any source may be added to or replace anyone on the team roster after the first level of official testing, except in rare or extreme circumstances. The Conference PBE Director must be consulted and will be the final arbiter in those situations