As you may recall, students took the AMC 8 contest back in November, and we wanted to report on how they did!
The AMC 8 is a 25 question contest, and it's quite challenging. This year, 108,295 students nationwide took the contest. The median (middle) student scored 9 -- just over a third of the questions answered correctly! To score in the top 25% percentile, students had to score at least 12. Only 90 students across the world got a perfect score.
Of the 11 BEAM students who took the contest, seven scored above 9 questions correct, putting them above the nationwide average. Good work, everyone! We are particularly impressed by Agata, whose score of 20 puts her the top 5% nationwide, and one question away from making the honor roll. BEAM is sure this a sign of future success yet to come.