NAQT wrote:In this first year, NAQT will be producing one "Middle School Series" set of ten question packets, each of which contains 24 tossups and 24 bonus questions. This set will be ready by October 15, 2011, and can be used at any time after that.
I hope that date is incorrect.
I think this is a huge step for the growth and legitimacy of good middle school quizbowl. NAQT A-series length is short enough to not distract middle schoolers, but long enough to allow for a reasonable semblance of pyramidality (personally I think that the IS-set character limit is probably fine as well, given that we used that for CMST and it appeared to work well). Also, a huge plus is that NAQT's MSNCT is run as its own separate event
- it doesn't look like it's merely an afterthought run concurrently with a high school event. I worry a little about NAQT's ability to keep the difficulty down, but Jeff did great work on CMST and NAQT's A-series sets are already thousands of times better than any other middle school for-profit provider even with the difficulty caveat.