TechTest Jr.

On March 5th and 6th, over 100 of the top 5th through 8th graders from 15 area schools gathered at three locations to participate in the eighth annual TechTestJr math competition, sponsored by the Sierra Economics and Science Foundation (SESF) and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools office. The 5th and 6th grade test was hosted by AJA Video Systems in Grass Valley and the 7th and 8th grade test was hosted by Telestream in Nevada City. Due to a growth in popularity of the event, a third site was added in order to accommodate the overflow of students participating. The third site is the Nevada County Tech Connection, which is part of the ERC and consists of a consortium of small tech companies, including GSS (Gyro-Stabilized-Systems), Augmntr (Virtual and Augmented Reality), NCTV and Traitware, and was hosted by Shavati Karki-Pearl from Autometrix and the NC Tech Connection.

The winners will be announced at the 2019 STEAM Expo on April 6th, at the Fairgrounds.

TechTestJr 2019 Exams

The tests that were given at the 2019 TechTest Jr. events are attached here. There are four documents:

•  The 5th/6th grade test without answers. This was given to the 5th and 6th grade students: TechTestJr 2019 – with answers – 5th-6th final version

•  The 7th/8th grade test without answers. This was given to the 7th and 8th grade students: TechTestJr 2019 – without answers – 7th-8th final version

•  The 5th/6th grade test with answers: TechTestJr 2019 – with answers – 5th-6th final version

• The 7th/8th grade test with answers: TechTestJr 2019 – with answers – 7th-8th final version

After the winners are announced at the 2019 STEAM Expo on April 6th the results will posted above.

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TechTest Jr 2018 Exams

The tests that were given at the 2018 TechTest Jr. events are attached here. There are four documents:
•  The 5th/6th grade test without answers. This was given to the 5th and 6th grade students: TechTest 2018 – 5th-6th Grade
•  The 7th/8th grade test without answers. This was given to the 7th and 8th grade students: TechTest 2018 – 7th-8th Grade
•  The 5th/6th grade test with answers. This is for use in verifying students’ work: TechTest 2018 5th-6th grade test with detailed answers
•  The 7th/8th grade test with answers. This is for use in verifying students’ work: TechTest 2018 7th-8th grade test with detailed answers

The documents without answers can be used by students to prepare for upcoming TechTest Jr. events, or to just hone their problem solving skills. The documents with answers contain detailed solution methodologies. These can be used by students and teachers alike to not only verify answers, but to help understand how to go about developing solutions to these types of problems.

Many thanks go out to Peter Murphy of Nevada City for taking the time to create the detailed solutions. Many thanks also go out to Telestream and AJA Video for hosting the event each year and exposing these talented students to what a career in the technology sector is like.

The 2017 Winners:

Overall 5th/6th:

  • 1st: Alexa Lattyak (Union Hill)

  • 2nd: Ben Brott (Seven Hills)

  • 3rd: Logan Connors (Union Hill)

Overall 7th/8th:

  • Evelyn Grandfield (7-Hills)

  • Cade Torgerson (Magnolia)

  • Jake VanBourgondien (Magnolia)

The Updated Test with Answers is here:  TechTest 2017 – with answers

 The 2016 Winners:

•  1st: Joelle Lindbloom ( Weimar Middle School)
•  2nd: Jacob Knox (Magnolia Middle School)
•  3rd: Alex Zetterberg (Grass Valley Charter)
•  4th: Madeline Cramer (Weimar Middle School)
•  5th: Evelyn Grandfield (Seven Hills )

Honorable Mention:
•  Grace Billingsley (Mount St. Mary’s)
•  Taryn Ryan (Weimar Middle School)
•  Alex McKenzie (Seven Hills)
•  Ivy Brott (Mount St. Mary’s)
•  Ali McDaniel (Mount St. Mary’s)

The TechTestJr 2016 Merit Scholarship Exam with Answer Key is HERE:TechTest Jr – 2016 – with answer key

The 2015 Winners:

  • 1st: Linn Tjornhom (Weimar Middle School)
  • 2nd: Kelly Muir (Grass Valley Charter)
  • 3rd: Connor Ryan (Weimar Middle School)
  • Honorable Mention: Calder Wilson (Magnolia Middle School)
  • Honorable Mention: Brooke Gianopulos (Weimar Middle School)
  • Honorable Mention: Grace Billingsley (Mount St Mary Academy)
  • Honorable Mention: Julia Kringle (Magnolia Middle School

This year Magnolia won the participation prize again.

The TechTestJr 2015 Merit Scholarship Exam with Answer Key is HERE: TechTest Jr – 2015 – with answer key

The 2014 Winners:

  • 1st: Ryan Brott (Seven Hills)
  • 2nd: Gracie Suenram (Gilmore)
  • 3rd: Nikolas Matiska (Magnolia)
  • Honorable Mention: Duncan Hendrickson (Gilmore)
  • Honorable Mention: Hunter Prince (Magnolia)
  • Honorable mention: Sierra Raskie Jeska (Seven Hills)
  • Honorable Mention: Ocean Tober (Magnolia)

The TechTestJr 2014  Merit Scholarship Exam with Answer Key  is  HERE:TechTest Jr – 2014 with answer key

2013 Tech Test Jr Results

Top three  schools, note the tie

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Schools by Student

2012 TechTest Jr. Results

Rank By School

Article in the Union on TechTestJr Results:

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