Are there any additional articles to study for the national competition in Current Events?

No, there are no additional articles.


I have some basic questions in regards to the Current Events section. I have been downloading each of the study guides as we prepare.

1.) I noticed on quizlet that a lot of attention is paid to the vocabulary within each article. Is vocabulary a major component of the test or is knowledge in the article more relevant?

2.) Are most of the questions multiple choice, short answer, or both? And do you know how many questions there are?

3.) Are you able to provide any sample test questions? Or are the multiple choice questions provided in the study guides similar to questions on the test?

I think these first 3 questions can be answered by the coaches handbook pg 14, am I correct that all individual test will follow that same format?

4.) When will the last study guide be given for current events or how many total guides will be given by the end? We are currently on the 6th installment.

Thank you for your questions. Here are some answers to help your students prepare for the tests.
1. Vocabulary is included to help the students understand the current events articles. We often use the vocabulary in the phrasing of questions on the tests. Knowledge of the articles is more relevant than vocabulary.
2. All the questions on the subject tests (except for Logic) are multiple choice questions on the diocesan-level tests. We sometimes use short-answer and fill-in questions for tie-breakers, but only on the national-level tests.
3. A sample test will be included in the final current events study guide from Education Test Creators (#8) and will cover articles from all the current events study guides. It will consist of a 50-question multiple choice test, in the same format as the actual test. Multiple choice quizzes included in the study guides are also a good source to study.
4. We plan to issue two additional sets of articles and study guides (#7 and #8) for current events before the end of January. No additional materials will be added after the end of January.

The first list of articles for the Current Events Subject Test are available. Check back every two weeks for more articles.

There have been several problems with accessing links for articles listed in the 2017 IT Current Events News Stories - summer recap pdf. Because of this, we have posted a complementary issue of the Current Events Study Guide #1 that is produced by Education Test Creators as a supplemental study aid for the Current Events articles. This guide covers the relevant information from the articles listed in the summer recap pdf. You will only be responsible for the information covered in the Current Events Study Guide #1, instead of all the information in the original articles.


In future postings, we will have the articles in pdf format. Study guides from Education Test Creators with study aids for the Current Events articles will be available for $2.00 per issue from the Education Test Creators store at
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Education-Test-Creators. (We are not able to bundle the study guides into a subscription, so each issue is being sold separately.)

The second installment of the 2017 Current Events news articles is now available. Download the PDF file listed below.


The third installment of the 2017 Current Events news articles is now available. Download the PDF file listed below. Decathletes should also be able to identify the countries of Central and South America.
The Current Events Study Guide Issue #3 is now available from Education Test Creators for $2.00 at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Education-Test-Creators.

Happy Thanksgiving! The fourth installment of the 2017 Current Events news articles is now available. Download the PDF file listed below.
The Current Events Study Guide Issue #4 is now available from Education Test Creators for $2.00 at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Education-Test-Creators.


The fifth installment of the 2017 Current Events news articles is now available. Decathletes should also be able to identify the countries of Africa that have been mentioned in the current events news articles. Download the PDF file listed below for copies of the news articles. The Current Events Study Guide issue #5 is now available from Education Test Creators for $2.00 at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Education-Test-Creators.


The sixth installment of the 2017 Current Events news articles is now available. Download the PDF file listed below for copies of the news articles. Please note, the decathletes only need to study the articles in the packet. They do not need to study any links included in the articles. The Current Events Study Guide issue #6 is now available for $2.00 at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Education-Test-Creators. Note - The article on the death of Fidel Castro was missing from the original file. A revised file has been uploaded that includes the missing article!


The seventh installment of the 2017 Current Events news articles is now available. Decathletes should be able to identify the countries of Europe that have been mentioned in current events news articles. Download the PDF file listed below for copies of the news articles. The Current Events Study Guide #7 is now available from Education Test Creators for $2.00 at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Education-Test-Creators.


The eighth and final installment of the 2017 Current Events news articles is now available.
Download the PDF file listed below for copies of the news articles. The Current Events Study Guide #8 is now available from Education Test Creators for $2.00 at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Education-Test-Creators. Current Events Study Guide #8 includes a 50-question practice test.