FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do students work individually or in teams?

Students can either work by themselves or in a team of up to 4

 

Why do I need to collect parental consent forms for each student?

We need to ensure the safety of all children participating in the Bebras Australia Challenge. As Bebras is an international Challenge, your student’s information will be stored on its computer system in the Netherlands. At the end of each year, this information is completely deleted. Because the information is held overseas, all students must have parental permission to participate.

Why do we do this?
The information is stored for the school year so the Coordinator can log back in at any time to see their students results, compare them to the second round, or simply re-print a lost participation certificate.
Each student who receives full marks in the March round of Bebras will be placed on the online Honour Roll and will receive a special certificate. The parental consent form must be returned for your student to receive this.
All consent forms must be returned to CSIRO at: digitalcareers@csiro.au
CSIRO is committed to protecting your child’s privacy in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Action 1988 (Cth)

 

Some questions in the challenge aren’t loading for my students

We try to ensure that each challenge, and challenge question, is compatible on every device. However some school firewalls can block certain questions. We recommend talking to your IT department before the challenge just to be sure. You can also reach out to us with any concerns and we’ll do our best to support you.

Can students sit the challenge in multiple sittings?

As Bebras is a challenge, students have 45 minutes (or 60 minutes for year 3 & 4 students) to complete all the questions. This must be done in one sitting. Logging out does not stop the timer.

 

What is the achievement level breakdown?

Participation 0-59
Merit 60-68
Credit 69-101
Distinction 102-128
High Distinction 129-135