10. Best Instructional App and Best Instructional App – Second Place

A. Criteria (equally weighted):

(i) Quality of the idea (includes creativity and originality);

(ii) Quality of user experience (includes design, graphics, typography, and visual aesthetic);

(iii) Potential impact (includes the potential impact on student engagement, performance, and assessment);

(iv) Feasibility of use (includes teacher assessment of the feasibility and appeal of using or piloting the app); and

(v) Alignment with Common Core Standards (includes how well the app integrates the Common Core Standards).

B. The two (2) finalist Contestants whose Submissions are in the Instructional Category and earn the highest overall scores will become potential winners of the Prizes (Best Instruction App and Best Instruction App – Second Place, respectively) identified below in Section 14.

C. Tie Breakers. In the event of a tie between two or more Submissions, the tied Submission with the highest score in the first criterion listed above shall be deemed the higher scoring Submission. In the event any ties remain, this process will be repeated by comparing the tied Submissions’ scores on the second, third, fourth, and fifth criterion listed above, respectively. If two or more Submissions are tied on all five criteria, the panel of Judges will vote on the tied submissions.

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