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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..

The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..

The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..

The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .

The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .

The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .

The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..

The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources.. provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..

MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .

Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .

The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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District V Message--Dean Dittmar--11/27/2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

05-06 Quality Indicators with total schools and percentages. Attached summary is in pdf format. See this link for all detailed list of schools for each indicator - or click on IFGA from the main page. Then view the publicly available reports.

311 schools
CategoryQuality Indicator% schools achieving# schools achieving
A1aTeacher is state certified88275
A1bProvisionally certified agricultural teacher working toward full certification with documentation620
A1b-2Provisionally certified agricultural teacher1133
A2Teacher possesses a minimum of 2000 hours of work experience98304
A3aIAVAT member (option 1)85265
A3bIAVAT member (option 2)2062
A4a9 month contract1960
A4b9.5 month contract2062
A4c10 month contract2681
A4d10.5 month contract1238
A4e11 month contract2063
A4f12 month contract310
A4gTwo full time agricultural education teachers825
A5aTeacher assumed a leadership role (IAVAT and/or FFA Bd of Directors)1340
A5b1Teacher assumed a leadership role (IAVAT Committee)2269
A5b2Teacher assumed a leadership role (IAVAT Section Office)33103
A5b3Hosted or Organized an IAVAT or FFA CDE55170
A6Professional Development Plan (PDP)88275
A7aTeacher participated in Annual IAVAT Conference76237
A7bTeacher participated in IAVAT In-service Workshops2578
A7cTeacher participated in Inservice (Miscellaneous)59182
A7dTeacher participated in an agricultural education course2784
A7eMFE Teacher Inservice participation40125
A8aTeacher is enrolled in AGED 6751133
A8bTeacher with a Masters Degree43134
A9aThe teacher is an official university cooperating teacher1237
A9bThe teacher is an official IAVAT mentor or mentee1959
A10"Highly qualified" teacher74229
B1Teacher advises students of career plans and career objectives99307
B2aStudent file or portfolio86267
B2bGraduate Survey88274
B3Special needs students - Individualized Education Program (IEP)98304
B4Students visited an ag college or hosted an ag college speaker79245
C1State approved sequential program99309
C2Academic Course Credit78244
C2aMath credit25
C2bScience credit75234
C2cSocial Studies credit12
C2dLanguage Arts credit13
C2eConsumer Education credit1548
C3aState recommended curriculum (specific stand-alone course(s)78243
C3aaBSAA (plant) approved course39120
C3abBSAA (animal) approved course44136
C3acPSAA (I) approved course1237
C3adPSAA (II) approved course928
C3aeAquaculture Science & Technology approved course38
C3afFood Technology approved course12
C3agApplied Environmental Science approved course928
C3ahAgricultural Biotechnology approved course14
C3aiAgricultural Mechanization & Technology approved course51159
CategoryQuality Indicator% schools achieving# schools achieving
C3baBSAA (plant) Integrated into Course2373
C3bState recommended curriculum (Integration of related course(s)68213
C3bbBSAA (animal) Integrated into Course1754
C3bcPSAA (I) Integrated into Course1031
C3bdPSAA (II) Integrated into Course723
C3beAqualcultural Science & Technology Integrated into Course1650
C3bfFood Technology Integrated into Course1030
C3bgApplied Environmental Science Integrated into Course2784
C3bhAgricultural Biotechnology Integrated into Course2061
C3biAgricultural Mechanization & Technology Integrated into Course1855
C3bjNational FFA Life Knowledge Curriculum1754
C4aArticulation Agreement63197
C4bAgricultural Academic Assessments are used and incorporated into the curriculum supporting the local School Improvement Plan82254
C5aInternet with e-mail99309
C5bDepartment Website48148
C5dDepartment owned and operated electronic data projection equipment88275
C6Recruitment Activities96298
C7Annual Department Report59184
C81x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 2-3 CDEs723
C82x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 4-5 CDEs1445
C83x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 6-7 CDEs2577
C84x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 8-9 CDEs1444
C85x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 10-11 CDEs1237
C86x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 12+ CDEs1753
C8aAg Business Management CDE2783
C8bAg Issues CDE514
C8cAg Sales CDE2371
C8dCrops CDE76237
C8eDairy CDE55170
C8fDairy Foods CDE32100
C8gEnvirothon CDE2474
C8hFloral Design CDE517
C8iFood Science CDE723
C8jForestry CDE2267
C8kHorse CDE51158
C8lHorticulture CDE2474
C8mJob Interview CDE1341
C8nLand Use CDE75234
C8oLandscape Design CDE310
C8pLivestock CDE79245
C8qMeat Science CDE2577
C8rMechanics CDE44138
C8sParliamentary Procedure CDE38117
C8tPoultry CDE2578
C8uPublic Speaking CDE63196
C9aTeacher participation in an international institute620
C9bStudent traveled outside the country2061
D1SAEP Record Keeping93289
D1aInstruction on conducting SAEP's and maintaining records is an integral curriculum component for all students60188
D1bSAE separate grade for credit32101
CategoryQuality Indicator% schools achieving# schools achieving
D2aA Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAEP) is established within the first semester of enrollment in agricultural education by all students and is maintained during each of the years the student continues in the program. The experiences are documented with accurate and up-to-date records.66206
D2bEZ Records33104
D3aStudents conducted an agriscience SAEP and participated in an FFA Agricultural Science Fair1651
D3bStudents conducted an agriscience SAEP and participated in a Junior Academy of Science Fair26
D4SAEP visits - 2 per year per student53166
D5Proficiency Awards Contest73226
D5a1-5 students participated in Proficiency Contest34107
D5b6+ students participated in Proficiency Contest38119
D63 or more students exhibited SAEPs at the Section Ag. Ed. Fair64200
E1Preliminary program of activities and Form I submitted by Nov. 15th and April 15th respectively70217
E2Completed POA and Form II submitted by April 15th55170
E3Leadership development instruction is provided to all students70217
E4Advisor of FFA Chapter is currently employed as teacher of ag ed85263
E5aFFA Chapter participates in State FFA Convention78242
E5bFFA Chapter participated in National FFA Convention75234
E6Active FFA Alumni Affiliate44136
E7Activities are planned to coordinate between FFA and 4-H57176
E81One or more FFA members represent chapter state/national FFA leadership at 1 activity42132
E82One or more FFA members represent chapter state/national FFA leadership at 2 activities37114
E83One or more FFA members represent chapter state/national FFA leadership at 3 or more activities64200
E8aMade for Excellence42132
E8bFFA Leadership Camp37114
E8cIFB Youth Institute64200
E8dEDGE Conference27
E8eWashington Leadership Conference1546
E8fFFA Government Awareness Day3195
E8gSTAR Conference2682
E9aFFA Foundation Collection Amount of $400-5992061
E9bFFA Foundation Collection Amount of $600-Fair Share1238
E9cFFA Foundation Collection Amount of Fair Share40123
E10aCooperative Activities Participant1754
E10bHeritage Activities Participant1857
E11Century Challenge Award2370
F1Classroom, lab facilities and equipment appropriate for program99309
F2Classroom is a minimum of 600 square feet94293
F3bAnimal (large)618
F3fAnimal (small)2579
F4Separate office space is provided for the teacher77239
F5Space is available for the storage of instructional equipment99307
F6Department Inventory91284
CategoryQuality Indicator% schools achieving# schools achieving
F7Department Budget87270
F8Successfully obtained grant resources exceeding $500 value, in addition to the Incentive Funding Grant2991
G1Advisory Committee with 1 meeting per year65202
G2Advisory Committee with 2-3 meetings per year57178
G3aCurriculum improvement/expansion55170
G3bProfessional Development41126
G3cFacilities, equipment, and supplies52161
G3dSAEPs and FFA POAs48150
G3eAdult agricultural education2371
G3fAgricultural awareness (literacy) pre-K/adult40125
G3gCompletion of the Incentive Funding Grant42131
G4An administrator and/or school board member attended at least one formal advisory committee meeting43134
H1Ag teacher serves as the district ag literacy coordinator88275
H2aAg teacher coordinated ag. literacy activities (Career Fairs)2061
H2bJob Shadowing based Experiences33104
H2c"Ag Day" Observances67209
H2dAgriscience Kits50155
H2eAg Expos2681
H2fFood for America2165
H2gPartners in Active Learning Support (PALS) Activities721
H2hTeaching Agricultural Safety to Kids (TASK) Activities2373
H3aAg teacher coordinated adult ag education activities928
H3bAdult ag education courses taught by the ag teacher1031
H4a7th and 8th grade agricultural courses taught by the agricultural teacher2373
H4bActive FFA Jr./High members825

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