2023 Chem 13 News Exam and Avogadro Exam Results

Exam Number of students Number of schools Average score Average score (percent)
Chem 13 News 1551 253 14.8 (out of 38 questions) 39.0
Avogadro 4741 373 16.0 (out of 40 questions) 40.0

Participating teachers can use our online testing platform (SciOn) to view the exam with results, access their students’ scores, and generate certificates of distinction or participation. The website is https://scion.uwaterloo.ca.

Access to SciOn: Participating teachers must use the login and password information they used to sign in to administer the exam. The information was sent by email from noreply-scion@uwaterloo.ca. If teachers no longer have this information, please contact Barbara Levai-Sharpe (blevaish@uwaterloo.ca) to reset their login and password. Please remember that if you ordered both exams, you received a separate login and password for each exam.

The administration of the exam is the responsibility of Dr. Laura Ingram of the University of Waterloo; her decision is final.

All correspondence about the exam, exam results and prizes should be addressed to Dr. Laura Ingram (laura.ingram@uwaterloo.ca), Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1.

Prizes and certificates

All students receive a certificate of participation. The top scoring students from Canada and the United States on the Chem 13 News Exam and Avogadro Exam each receive a limited-edition plaque featuring an element from our Timeline of Elements poster or Periodic Table Project.


If you have any questions, please let us know. Email Barbara Levai-Sharpe at blevaish@uwaterloo.ca.