The primary purpose of Future Problem Solving (FPS) evaluation is to provide coaches and students with feedback that allows them to develop and improve their problem solving skills. GIPS, CmPS, and scenario writing are performance based. Because there is no single “right” answer, FPS employs a variety of strategies to review student work. Specific criteria evaluate performance in each step. Skill improvement remains the most important aspect of evaluation; however, FPS also involves competition. A secondary purpose of evaluation is to provide a fair and reliable method for comparing teams in a Future Problem Solving competition.
Our evaluators are adults, college students, high school FPSers (highly trained participants who are tasked to evaluate lower division packets), and alumni. We provide constant training to our evaluators to ensure that they are familiar with the FPS evaluation process. The recent onboarding of the online submission system and evaluation program was tackled by NYFPS evaluators. Training and cooperation between evaluators ensured the successful integration of online evaluation into NYFPS' process. NYFPS also was the first to have an alumni evaluator evaluate submissions in two foreign countries. This dedication is critical to the continuing success of the program. NYFPS evaluators are paving the way for utilization of state-of-the-art methods to evaluate and delivery of quality feedback.
Who can evaluate:
FPS Alumni (FPSers from other states or affiliate countries who now have a connection with New York are welcome)
High School FPSers (Senior Division participants)