The Importance of Reports
Everyone who takes a Special Olympics sport quiz has the chance to register at the end. As a result, a Program or a games organizing committee can verify who has taken a quiz and who has not. To get information about the quiz reports, contact Will Schermerhorn
, Special Olympics web products director
How Can a Program Use the Quizzes?
One of the great things about the Special Olympics quizzes is the quiz report. Everyone who takes a quiz can fill out a form that proves they took the quiz. The form saves their personal information to a master list, and Programs and Special Olympics staff can review the report to see who has taken the quiz. Programs can make taking a quiz mandatory and verify that everyone has taken a quiz.
IOne way to use a sport-specific quiz is to ask new coaches in that sport to test their knowledge. The quiz will show the coach how much he or she knows and may inspire the coach to learn more. For coaches who have deep experience in a sport outside of Special Olympics, the answers to certain questions will highlight what makes our sports different.
In the same way, registered officials will find that they need to take a close look at Special Olympics rules. For example, in swimming competitions, athletes are allowed to touch the bottom of the pool as long as they do not use their feet to move forward. In most circumstances outside of Special Olympics, touching the bottom could lead to disqualification. This point is made in the Coaching Aquatics quiz.