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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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Quality Indicator Reports for 2007 to 2008

Category Quality Indicator
D1 SAEP and Record Keeping are integrated into the program
G4 An administrator and/or school board member attended at least one formal advisory committee meeting.
A1a Teacher is state certified
A1b Provisionally Certified agricultural teacher working toward full certification with Documentation
A2 Teacher possesses a minimum of 2000 hours of work experience
A3a IAVAT member (option 1) - IAVAT, NAAE, and IACTE
A3b IAVAT member (option 2) – IAVAT, NAAE, IACTE, and ACTE
A4b 9.5 month contract
A4c 10 month contract
A4d 10.5 month contract
A4e 11 month contract
A4f 12 month contract
A5a Teacher assumed a leadership role (IAVAT and/or FFA Bd of Directors)
A4g Two or more full time agricultural teachers with two teachers employed more than 9 months
A5b1 Teacher assumed a leadership role (IAVAT Committee)
A5b2 Teacher assumed a leadership role (IAVAT Section Office)
A6 Professional Development Plan(PDP) submitted by September 30th
A7a Teacher participated in Annual IAVAT Conference
C8p Livestock CDE
A7c Teacher participated in Inservice (Miscellaneous)
A7d Teacher participated in an agricultural education course
A8a Teacher is enrolled in AGED WIU 500 Beginning Teacher Course or WIU 501 Experienced Teacher Course
B2a Student file or portfolio
B3 Special needs students - Individalized Education Program (IEP)
C1 State approved sequential program
C2 Agriculture Course(s) Fulfills One or More Graduation Requirements
C2a Math Requirement Fulfilled
C2b Science Requirement Fulfilled
C2c Social Studies Requirement Fulfilled
C2d Language Arts Requirement Fulfilled
C2e Consumer Education Requirement Fulfilled
C3a State recommended curriculum (specific stand-alone course(s)
C3b State recommended curriculum (Integration of related course(s)
C3aa BSAA (plant) approved course
C3ab BSAA (animal) approved course
C3ac PSAA ( I ) approved course
C3ad PSAA ( II ) approved course
C3ae Aquaculture Science & Technology approved course
C3af Food Technology approved course
C3ag Environmental Science approved course
C3ah Agricultural Biotechnology approved course
C3ai Agricultural Mechanization & Technology approved course
C3ba BSAA (plant) Intergrated into Course
C3bb BSAA (animal) Intergrated into Course
C3bc PSAA (I) Intergrated into Course
C3bd PSAA (II) Intergrated into Course
C3be Aqualcultural Science & Technology Intergrated into Course
C3bg Environmental Science Intergrated into Course
C3bh Agricultural Biotechnology Intergrated into Course
C3bi Agricultural Mechanization & Technology Intergrated into Course
C4a Articulation Agreement with post-secondary programs
C5a Internet with e-mail
C8f Dairy Foods CDE
C8g Envirothon CDE
C8h Floral Design CDE
C8i Food Science CDE
C8j Forestry CDE
C8k Horse CDE
C6 Recruitment Activities
C7 Annual Department Report
C8 1x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 2-3 CDEs
C8 2x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 4-5 CDEs
C8 3x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 6-7 CDEs
C8 4x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 8-9 CDEs
C8 5x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 10-11 CDEs
C8 6x District participated in Career Development Event(s) 12+ CDEs
D1a Instruction on conducting SAEP's and maintaining records is an integral curriculum component for all students.
D1b SAEP separate grade for credit
D3a Students conducted an agriscience SAEP and participated in an FFA Agricultural Science Fair
D4 SAEP visits - 1 per year per student
D5 Proficiency Awards Contest above the chapter level
D5a 1-5 students participated in Proficiency Awards Contest
D5b 6+ students participated in Proficiency Awards Contest
D6 3 or more students exhibited SAEPs at the Section Ag. Ed. Fair
E1 Preliminary program of activities and Form I submitted by Nov. 15th and April 15th respectively
E2 Completed POA and Form II submitted by April 15th.
E3 Leadership development instruction is provided to all students
E4 Advisor of FFA Chapter is currently employed as teacher of ag ed
E5a FFA Chapter participates in State FFA Convention
E5b FFA Chapter participated in National FFA Convention
C8q Meat Science CDE
E6 Active FFA Alumni Affiliate
E7 Activities are planned to coordinate between FFA and 4-H
C8t Poultry CDE
C8u Public Speaking CDE
E81 One or more FFA members represent chapter state/national FFA leadership at 1 activity
E82 One or more FFA members represent chapter state/national FFA leadership at 2 activities
E83 One or more FFA members represent chapter state/national FFA leadership at 3 or more activities
E8a Made for Excellence
E8b FFA Leadership Camp
E8e Washington Leadership Conference
D2b EZ Records Online are utilized by 10 or more students
C9 Teacher participated in an international institute
C8l Horticulture CDE
E8f FFA Government Awareness Day
C8r Mechanics CDE
C8s Parliamentary Procedure CDE
E8g STAR Conference
E9a FFA Foundation Collection Amount of $400 - 599
E9b FFA Foundation Collection Amount of $600-Fair Share
E9c FFA Foundation Collection Amount of Fair Share
F1 Classroom, lab facilities and equipment appropriate for program
A7e MFE Teacher Inservice participation
F2 Classroom is a minimum of 600 square feet and is adjacent to laboratory facilities
F3a Plant (land/crop)
F3b Animal (large)
F3c Mechanics
F3d Greenhouse
F3e Aquaculture
F3f Animal (small)
F3g Landscape
F3h Agriscience
C8m Job Interview CDE
C8n Land Use CDE
C8o Landscape Design CDE
F3i Computer
F3j Nursery
F3k Garden
F4 Separate office space is provided for the teacher and adjacent to classroom
F5 Space if available for the storage of instructional equipment
F6 Department Inventory
F7 Department Budget
G1 Advisory Committee with 1 meeting per year
G2 Advisory Committee with 2-3 meetings per year
A10 "Highly qualified" teacher
G3a Curriculum improvement/expansion discussed
G3b Professional development discussed
G3c Facilities, equipment and supplies discussed
G3d SAEPs and FFA POAs discussed
G3e Adult agricultural education discussed
G3f Agricultural awareness (literacy) pre-K/adult discussed
H1 A qualified agricultural education teacher assists in the coordination of agricultural education awareness activities.
H2a Organized Agricultural Career Fairs
H2b Conducted Job ShadowingExperiences
H2c Conducted Ag Day/Week Observances
H2d Demonstrated Agriscience Kits/mAGic Kits
H2e Conducted Ag Expos
H2f Conducted Food for America Activities
H2g Conducted Partners in Active Learning Support (PALS) Activities
H3a Ag teacher coordinated adult ag education activities.
H3b Adult ag education courses taught by the ag teacher.
H4a 7th and 8th grade agricultural courses taught by the agriculture teacher.
H4b Active and Paid Discovery FFA Membership for 7/8 grade students
A5b3 Hosted or Organized an IAVAT or FFA CDE
A9a The teacher is an official university cooperating teacher
A9b The teacher is an official IAVAT mentor or mentee
B4 Students visited an ag college or hosted an ag college speaker
C5b Department Website
C5c Department owned and operated electronic data projection equipment
E10a Cooperative Activities Participant
E10b Heritage Activities Participant
E11 Century Challenge Award (100% of Ag Ed Students are FFA Members)
F8 Successfully obtained grant resources exceeding $500 value, in addition to the Incentive Funding Grant
A8b Teacher with a Masters Degree
A4a 9 month contract
A1b-2 All Provisionally Certified Agricultural Teacher
C4b Agricultural Academic Assessments are used and incorporated into the curriculum supporting the local School Improvement Plan
D2a A 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.
D3b Students conducted an agriscience SAEP and participated in a Junior Academy of Science Fair
H2h Conducted Teaching Agricultural Safety to Kids (TASK) Activities or Farm Safety Just for Kids Activities
B2b Graduate Survey submitted by September 30th
C8a Ag Business Management CDE
C8b Ag Issues CDE
C8c Ag Sales CDE
C8d Crops CDE
C8e Dairy CDE