Packets with similar difficulty to NAQT IS-A/IS?

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Packets with similar difficulty to NAQT IS-A/IS?

Post by nrhsmrsleighton » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:34 pm

Hello! I am looking for packets of similar difficulty to NAQT IS-A and IS questions. Now that the VHSL is using NAQT questions, I want my team to practice with material closer in difficulty to what they're seeing in our matches. The old HSAPQ questions seem to be a lot harder than these new NAQT ones. I'd get practice packets from NAQT, but we have no money that I know of. Thanks!
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Re: Packets with similar difficulty to NAQT IS-A/IS?

Post by tksaleija » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:35 pm

WHAQ and LIST are of similar difficulty. The former is a little under the standard, while LIST is slightly above.
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Re: Packets with similar difficulty to NAQT IS-A/IS?

Post by El Salvadoreno » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:16 pm

The thing is that IS-A and IS sets are incredibly different.

A-set questions are much shorter and directed at novices. The best free novice sets are the SCOP Novice sets.

In contrast, IS sets are considered to be regular difficulty. Almost all the sets listed here are regular difficulty, with the exception of the nationals set (NSC, NASAT), and those labeled as novice.

It is also important to note that due to the VHSL's unique format, none of these sets will be in the VHSL format. That being said, they remain great practice material and I encourage you to use them.
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Re: Packets with similar difficulty to NAQT IS-A/IS?

Post by nrhsmrsleighton » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:45 pm

El Salvadoreno wrote:The thing is that IS-A and IS sets are incredibly different.

A-set questions are much shorter and directed at novices. The best free novice sets are the SCOP Novice sets.

In contrast, IS sets are considered to be regular difficulty. Almost all the sets listed here are regular difficulty, with the exception of the nationals set (NSC, NASAT), and those labeled as novice.

It is also important to note that due to the VHSL's unique format, none of these sets will be in the VHSL format. That being said, they remain great practice material and I encourage you to use them.
Thank you! I think the SCOP Novice sets are what I'm looking for, at least for the time being. According to NAQT's website, the IS-A questions are being used for regular-season district play, which is going on right now. Would you say the IS sets are closer in difficulty to the old VHSL HSAPQ sets?
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Re: Packets with similar difficulty to NAQT IS-A/IS?

Post by El Salvadoreno » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:20 pm

nrhsmrsleighton wrote:
El Salvadoreno wrote:The thing is that IS-A and IS sets are incredibly different.

A-set questions are much shorter and directed at novices. The best free novice sets are the SCOP Novice sets.

In contrast, IS sets are considered to be regular difficulty. Almost all the sets listed here are regular difficulty, with the exception of the nationals set (NSC, NASAT), and those labeled as novice.

It is also important to note that due to the VHSL's unique format, none of these sets will be in the VHSL format. That being said, they remain great practice material and I encourage you to use them.
Thank you! I think the SCOP Novice sets are what I'm looking for, at least for the time being. According to NAQT's website, the IS-A questions are being used for regular-season district play, which is going on right now. Would you say the IS sets are closer in difficulty to the old VHSL HSAPQ sets?
Yes I would, especially as one moves up to higher levels (some of the regular season ones are definitely easier than IS difficulty, but some are not).
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Re: Packets with similar difficulty to NAQT IS-A/IS?

Post by UlyssesInvictus » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:55 pm

The tournaments on QuizDB with a difficulty of 2 (Easy HS) and 3 (Regular HS) are probably what you're looking for for IS-A and IS, respectively.

(You can find a link to them in the admin portal here, or just filter for them on the main site.)

Which tournaments are 2 and 3 were subjective decisions by me, so I guess continue to voice opinions in this thread if you'd like me to change it/update it in QuizDB.
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