Understanding the relative judging system

We original posted this item on how the scoring system works following the artistic competition on 21 October 2007 after questions from parents. We have brought it forward in time on the site because the same questions have arisen after the artistic competition on 31 October 2008.

The competition used the relative judging system (RJS), which is the old 0.0 to 6.0 scoring system. A brief guide to how the system works and results are calculated is available here: the_rjs_system.pdf

Please note that the system involves maths that may seem complicated. It’s why a computer is used to process the results. Your usual results monkey, Ian Marsh, can also work it out manually – but a computer is far faster!

We use the One By One comparison process of the RJS for artistic competitions to minimize the judging eccentricities of the two non-NISA judges, and to limit the impact of extravagant parental budgets on the Costume & Props mark (i.e. the ability to buy a 6.0 by lavish spending on costume).

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.