2021 North Carolina Braille Challenge
Eye Shine Foundation is hosting the Braille Challenge for the 4th year and is serving the entire state this time. All braille reading participants from North Carolina are welcome to register and attend for our REMOTE Braille Challenge to be held during the week of February 22-26th. Please return the completed Braille Challenge Permission Form by January 22, 2021 by email or mail. No late registrations will be accepted.
Teachers of the Visually Impaired will administer the tests to their student/participant. If fully remote, the TVI can work with the parent over ZOOM to administer the Braille Challenge tests. Each test category is 25 minutes.
Beginning to advanced braille readers are welcome to participate in our Remote Braille Challenge in the following categories:
Apprentice (1st and 2nd grades): Categories: Proofreading, Reading Comprehension
Freshman (3rd and 4th grades): Categories: Proofreading, Reading Comprehension
Sophomore (5th and 6th grades): Categories: Reading Comprehension, Charts and Graphs, Proofreading, Speed and Accuracy
Junior Varsity (7th, 8th and 9th grades): Reading Comprehension, Charts and Graphs, Proofreading, Speed and Accuracy
Varsity (10th, 11th and 12th grades): Reading Comprehension, Charts and Graphs, Proofreading, Speed and Accuracy
DETERMINING GRADE LEVEL
All students at all academic levels are welcome to participate in the Preliminary Contest, both individually and at a regional event. Every student who completes a Preliminary Round Contest will be acknowledged with a certificate and a special prize, so everyone is a winner.
TAKING A CONTEST THAT IS BELOW A STUDENT’S GRADE LEVEL
Only students who take the preliminary contest in contracted braille that corresponds to their age-appropriate academic grade level will be eligible to be invited to the Finals. However, to encourage full inclusion and maximum participation in the preliminary round, a student may take any level of contest. Also, the Apprentice preliminary contest is offered in uncontracted braille and also can be taken by students of any age.
Please contact Jolie Lindley with any questions: EasternNCBrailleChallenge@gmail.com
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