The Lone Star Challenge (LSC) program is designed to enhance elementary students in their mastery of the STAAR testing program. The Lone Star Challenge program allows fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students to test in their home school or district, eliminating the need for travel accommodations with this younger age group. Teams are ranked statewide, and competitors can win team and individual medals for their efforts. Costs of this program are minimal, as this program is designed to serve as a learning experience and feeder program for the Pentathlon, Octathlon and Decathlon competitions. Study materials are purchased through the Decathlon state office.
Test items are based on STAAR reporting categories and enrichment content found in the two published guides. Both the LSC Study Guide and the LSC Workbooks are available from the Texas Academic Decathlon State Office.
Nine-member teams comprising fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders from Dallas ISD elementary schools competed in the Lone Star Challenge on Saturday, April 28.
We are very proud of our team's effort in securing a 6th place in the Overall Lone Star Challenge Super Quiz category.
The final event is the Super Quiz relay: All students assemble in a setting as each grade level collaboratively answers twelve multiple-choice questions from the objective portions of the competition (Varsity, then Scholastic, and then Honors). As answers are given and scores change, the students get excited and cheer for all out academic effort.