Allotment Process

The Allotment Process: Determining how many entries each school gets to send to a Regional contest

More than 25,000 students participate in History Day throughout the state, but each year, due to limits of event space, volunteer assistance, and staff capacity, about 4,500 students participate in the Regional events.

In January, each participating school is required to fill out a participation survey. The lead teacher from each school fills out one survey for the entire school, listing the total number of students completing projects in each of the five categories. When History Day staff receives all school surveys, each school is assigned a certain number of projects it may bring to its particular Regional event. Assignments are made on a proportional allotment basis; schools with larger participation are allowed to enter more students into the Regional competitions.

For example, if a school has six or seven students completing Junior Individual Exhibits, that school will be allowed to send about three projects to the Regional event. Other schools with substantially more participants would be allowed to send proportionally more projects to the Regional event, depending on event capacity and other schools' participation numbers. Each school is allotted a minimum of three projects per category.

 

The Allotment Process: Determining how many entries each school gets to send to a Regional contest

More than 25,000 students participate in History Day throughout the state, but each year, due to limits of event space, volunteer assistance, and staff capacity, about 4,500 students participate in the Regional events.

In January, each participating school is required to fill out a participation survey. The lead teacher from each school fills out one survey for the entire school, listing the total number of students completing projects in each of the five categories. When History Day staff receives all school surveys, each school is assigned a certain number of projects it may bring to its particular Regional event. Assignments are made on a proportional allotment basis; schools with larger participation are allowed to enter more students into the Regional competitions.

For example, if a school has six or seven students completing Junior Individual Exhibits, that school will be allowed to send about three projects to the Regional event. Other schools with substantially more participants would be allowed to send proportionally more projects to the Regional event, depending on event capacity and other schools' participation numbers. Each school is allotted a minimum of three projects per category.

 

National History Day in Minnesota is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, Department of History
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