You may use the tests for classroom practice or for an invitational meet your school is hosting. The Detailed Solutions booklets are sold separately and do NOT include the respective test.
Please order in ample time as all materials are shipped by regular postal service. If expedited shipping is necessary, please e-mail me to make arrangements.
As explained in other articles on this website, the FRAMEWORK of the UIL Accounting Concept List 2017-18 remains essentially the same (there are additions). The importance of this statement is that prior year study materials written by LaVerne Funderburk continue to be useful for contest preparation for 2017-18 and beyond.
Detailed Solutions for Prior Year District Competition Tests
There are now "Detailed Solutions" written for FOUR prior year district tests that were used in competition. The "Detailed Solutions" show how to solve the test questions. These booklets may even be used by students for study on their own. The booklets will include solving strategies, warnings for common pitfalls, and detailed explanations using charts and T-accounts. They each are designed to be helpful educational tools and so much more than simply a column of numbers explaining how to arrive at the answer in the key. You will need to have your own copy of the actual test because the test questions are not repeated in the Detailed Solutions. Actual tests for years 2016 and earlier are available free on the UIL Accounting website in "Archived Exams." The tests for the most recent past year (2017) may be purchased at very low cost from UIL Academics in their online store.
Heads up: the 2017 District test may still be available on the UIL Academics website as a digital "presenter handout" (PDF) used at the Fall Student Activity Conferences (Academics/Conferences/StudentActivityConferences)
Detailed Solutions for UIL Accounting District 2017-D Released 1-12-18
Detailed Solutions for UIL Accounting District 2016-D1
Detailed Solutions for UIL Accounting District 2015-D2
Detailed Solutions for UIL Accounting District 2014-D1 (This test has been branded one of the most challenging district tests ever written because of the mammoth worksheet puzzle problem.)
2018 LFCPA District Practice Test Released 1-12-18 Full of puzzles that will keep your calculator humming! The majority of the answers are in the format "no-choice numeric," so once again, guessing is out the door, providing better feedback for coaches. Some standard question formats have had a face-lift, so get ready for a few new twists and turns on the oldies. One of my favorite tests so far!
2017 LFCPA District Practice Test Sharpen your pencil and charge your calculator battery! This test is a number-cruncher and full of fun mini-puzzles. With 14 groups of questions, the test covers a wide range of district concepts. Just over half of the answers are in the format "no-choice numeric," so set aside your guessing strategies. It really is a fun test.
2016 LFCPA District Practice Test This test has groups of problems that may help students see the big picture of how certain accounting "puzzles" fit together within the accounting cycle. Working and reviewing this test could bring a "light bulb shining" moment! This test is predominantly "no-choice-numeric." So you can use the score to assess the student's understanding of accounting theory rather than wonder if the student has super-powered guessing abilities for objective question formats.
2015 LFCPA District Practice Test You asked for it AGAIN...heavy focus on the end-of-fiscal-period worksheet and on payroll. This test includes a number-crunching payroll problem and the basic framework of the infamous worksheet puzzle problem. The worksheet problem has a lower difficultly level than the worksheet problem in last year's District-1 test used in competition. This practice test will challenge contestants to know the district level Accounting theory and to work quickly and efficiently.
2014 LFCPA District Practice Test This test includes payroll and a heavy focus on the end-of-fiscal-period. It has a challenging worksheet problem with most of the answers in the format of "no-choice-numeric," which makes for a strong assessment tool (no guessing). (Detailed Solutions available for novice contestants.)
Detailed Solutions for the 2014 LFCPA District Practice Test If worksheet puzzle problems have you puzzled, this solution booklet is for you! This solution includes narrative explanations, visual explanations (using charts, T-accounts, and spreadsheets), and of course a step-by-step listing of how to solve the big worksheet puzzle with an illustrated worksheet solution. This is a powerful learning tool for novice contestants and coaches. Please note: The Detailed Solutions booklet is sold separately and does NOT include the test itself.
2013 LFCPA District Practice Test "A fun number-cruncher!"
2012 LFCPA District Practice Test
2011 LFCPA District (See corresponding Detailed Solutions)
Detailed Solutions for the 2011 LFCPA District Practice Test--This is so much more than mathematical computations that show you how to arrive at each answer. It includes narrative explanations, pitfalls, shortcuts, and the theory behind the answer. It also explains how to use the given information AND provides ordered steps to solve each group of problems. This document is useful for novice students and teachers who need more than the printed key that comes with the test. There are as many pages in the Detailed Solutions as there are in the test itself! Please note: The Detailed Solutions booklet is sold separately and does NOT include the test itself.
2010 LFCPA District Practice Test
2010 LFCPA Regional Practice Test--This test provides intense coverage of regional level concepts. It could be used as an assessment tool to gauge a student's understanding of the regional level concepts. It will also serve as excellent contest preparation.
2010 LFCPA State Practice Test--This test is designed with 90% state level concepts and 10% regional level concepts. About 60% of the test uses the answer format of "no-choice numeric" which decreases the opportunity for guessing. So this test should prove to be a valuable tool in assessing a student's understanding of state level concepts and a strong review as students prepare for state meet!
Updated January 12, 2018