GAD Interview Judges Volunteer Information

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Parkview High School, 998 Cole Dr SW, Lilburn GA 30047

Thank you for agreeing to be a judge for this year’s Interview competition for the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon. We will have 18 teams of judges with as many as 54 volunteers, therefore, it is crucial that we have consistency in judging for a fair competition. This video shows some examples of “good” and “bad” interview interactions and gives you an idea of what to expect.

A training session will be held just prior to the competition where you will get more detailed information and be able to ask questions.

We ask that you take a moment to look at the video sample (below) of an average interview for Academic Decathlon. Some of the interviews during competition will be better and some not as good as this one. A completed score sheet for the sample interview is also available by clicking on Sample Score Sheet (below the video).

Sample Interview Score Sheet

Important points for Interview judges:

  • Leave your emotions at the door. Their coaches will make them feel good, you judge them. Coaches need honest judging in order to help students improve.
  • Each student will provide copies of his or her resume for each of the judges.
  • You will get a list of sample questions that you may ask.
  • Begin scoring each interview as an average interview (5 or 6) and go up or down from there. Scores range from 1 to 10.

Jodi Murphy
GAD Interview Coordinator