Are the 60,000 equivalent scores comparable with the scores from the West? 188.8.131.52 20:32, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
No. Western ASL scores use a vastly different scoring system than Eastern PA does. Western PA counts 3 honors, scholastic, and varsity, instead of 2 for each. In addition, Western PA has Speech, Essay and Interview at every ASL meet.
Mathematically, assuming all events are equal, converting Western scores to 60,000 requires multiplying by 0.67 to reduce to six students, and dividing by 0.6 to account for the six events at their first ASL meet. The second and third ASL meets out West are only five events, so you have to divide by 0.5.
That said, the scores out West would be artificially inflated because of their scores being half determined by subjective events, and Eastern PA scores are deflated for that same reason.
I personally have a system for modifying the Western PA ASL scores and the Eastern PA scores to predict possible score ranges at the Decathlon out of 60,000, but that is a personal coaching tool that I don't wish to share. ~pjc5000 (Phil Cerami) 13:55, 27 October 2013
After reading this question, I realize how complicated this is. I will post an explanation to the main PA Regionals Page. ~pjc5000 (Phil Cerami) 14:15, 27 October 2013