The Pentathlon program is designed for seventh- and eighth-grade students. Tests are written to assist students in their mastery of the STAAR tests. Teams are ranked statewide, and competitors can win team and individual medals for their efforts on a regional level.

The Pentathlon competition is comprised of five events: math, social studies, science, literature, fine arts, and Super Quiz. The Super Quiz event is an oral relay before a large audience in which students work collaboratively on grade-level to answer ten multiple-choice questions. Each year a new overlying theme or topic is selected for study in conjunction with the essential readiness skills of the STAAR tests.

This program is designed to serve as a learning experience and feeder program for the Octathlon and Decathlon competitions. Study materials are purchased through the Decathlon state office. Novels are available new (and in most cases used) through major book dealers.

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Address: Texas Academic Decathlon
 University of the Incarnate Word
 4301 Broadway, CPO 479
 San Antonio, Texas 78209
Telephone: (210) 241-8856