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The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation. It offers more than any other UIL division in terms of activities, with 22 high school and 18 elementary and junior high contests. More than a half million students participate in UIL academic contests.

These activities, which exist to complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills.

Academics News & Updates

May 27, 2015
2015 Academic State Meet Results

1A     2A     3A     4A     5A     6A    

February 06, 2015
2015 UIL Academic State Meet Schedule

State Meet
The TENTATIVE (some rooms/times will likely change) State Meet Academic schedule is now posted. PLEASE NOTE: some coaches meetings are on Monday, May 25, most events will compete on Tuesday, May 26, with finals in speaking events on Wednesday, May 27. This is to accommodate schools with finals and graduation that week.

September 25, 2014
Change in High School Spelling and Vocabulary Contest

Beginning the 2014-15 school year, the UIL Spelling and Vocabulary contest will have a few changes.

During Part II and III, the pronouncer will define all words, not just the ones from outside of the list. The new instructions to the pronouncer will read:

Up to 20 percent of the words on the tests are "outside words”, words not included in this year's UIL Word Power, and they are noted on the Pronouncer's Copy with an asterisk. Please define not only the outside words, but also all words on the Pronouncer’s List. The part of speech has been provided for each word to assist you, if necessary, in formulating illustrative sentences.

We are also having a change in test writers this year. Linda Berrey will be writing all parts of the test and Marcia Hilsabeck will be serving as the proofreader. We do not anticipate significant changes, but there are always a few differences when we have a change in writers of any test.


August 25, 2014

September 13 - West Texas A&M University, Canyon  
Tentative Schedule  Updated 9/4/2014

September 27 - Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi
Tentative Schedule   Updated 9/24/2014

November 1 - University of Texas at Austin  
Tentative Schedule   Updated 10/27/2014

November 15 - University of Texas at Arlington  
Tentative Schedule   Updated 11/10/2014 4 pm

★ They're free! No pre-registration needed!

★ The Conferences begin at 9 a.m. and end by 1:30 p.m.

★ Designed for beginning students, advanced students and academic coordinators and coaches.

★ Lectures and demonstrations will be scheduled for all UIL academic contests, including One-Act Play.

★ Conferences feature lectures and presentations by UIL contest directors, college professors and high school teachers. Sessions will include discussions on contest preparation, demonstrations, performances and contest administration. Students may choose from novice and advanced sessions in some academic areas, as well as small-group sessions in specific UIL activities.

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