Read It, Build It: Where is north?

Q: The sample vocabulary list includes cardinal directions (N,S,E,W). Will the students be expected to know which way is truely north, etc. in the testing room? Or if cardinal directions are needed, will they be told a reference direction, such as “the top of the paper is north”?

A: We encourage all coaches to instruct their teams that “north” is the top of the paper.  We will not be asking students to determine true north and it is not relevant to successfully completing the picture.