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1 National FFA Career Development Events Revision Highlights - Details Train-the-Trainer Workshop Friday, April 29, 2011

2 General CDE Revisions CDE handbook introduction chapter: –Event requirements chart – page iv –Online declaration deadline on June 1 – page v –Online certification deadline on September 15 – page v –Online add/delete deadline on the Tuesday before convention at noon (Eastern) – page v –Once original online certification has been completed (September 15), no member may be added without first deleting a member – page vi –Special needs requests due on September 15 – page viii Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards – all CDEs aligned with standards (see chart at the end of each handbook chapter)

3 General CDE Revisions (cont.) Team activity – evaluated all event team activities; increased overall impact on total score and added process/teamwork score, where appropriate –Rationale for change: emphasis on teamwork is added because it is an important skill for participants to master success in many career paths Four new events to use all four scores for total team score – added dairy cattle, milk quality and products (formerly dairy foods), forestry and livestock –Rationale for change: opportunity for increased participation; scholarships awarded to all winning team members and with all team members scores counting it is guaranteed that all members merit the scholarship. Most resource lists were edited to include more recent publications, websites, etc.

4 Agricultural Communications Number of team members will be decreased from five to three –Event Rules – page 1 –Rationale for change: by making the event more accessible to replicate on the local and state level that there will be more participation in the event overall; decreased demands for computer labs, judges, software and training participants at all levels of competition; both industry representatives and educators offered feedback that helped direct the reduction of participants. Changed the communications proposal to a media plan (media plan includes: cover page, table of contents, executive summary, introduction/overview, audience, strategic plan, timeline, evaluation, budget, conclusion and references) –Event Format – Team Activities – page 2 –Rationale for change: based on professional input and reflects industry trends

5 Agricultural Communications (cont.) Media plan submitted electronically as PDF –Event Format – Team Activities – page 2 & 3 –Rationale for change: based on professional input and reflects industry trends; saves paper and resources Practicums will be based on the main three areas of communication industry including: –Event Format – Practicums – page 4 & 5 –Designers (magazine page layout, web page layout, electronic publication layout, flier/poster) –Electronic media specialist (digital news broadcast, blog, social media, video) –Writers (press release, news story, feature story) –Rationale for change: new format allows event to keep up with current media practices; more flexibility to choose specific activity within each area of communication

6 Agricultural Communications (cont.) Actual activities in practicum areas will be rotated each year and teams will be informed of the specific activities by November after national FFA convention for the next years event –Event Format – Practicums – page 5 –Rationale for change: releasing the specific practicum activities in November will allow states to incorporate activity into qualifying event and help teams better prepare for high-quality outcomes Normalized scores are used to eliminate the inconsistency between practicum scores (i.e. electronic media judges could score much tougher than writing judges). –Scoring – page 6 Included more detailed descriptors in all scorecards –Scorecard – page 8-13 –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging

7 Agricultural Communications (cont.) Total possible event points – 775 points –Media plan score – 200 points (same as ) –Media plan presentation score – 125 points (-25 points from ) –Communications quiz (25 points X 3 members) – 75 team points (-50 points from ) –Editing exercise (25 points X 3 members) – 75 team points (-50 points from ) –Writer practicum – 100 points (same as ) –Electronic media practicum – 100 points (same as ) –Design practicum – 100 points (same as )

8 Agricultural Issues Forum Portfolio deadline moved from September 15 to August 15 (taking effect in 2011) State title of portfolio in the form of a question (not doing so results in loss of points) Portfolios will only be accepted with one staple or spiral binding (no binders, folders, sheet protectors, etc.)

9 Agricultural Issues Forum (cont.) Presentation scorecard – same point allocation, added descriptors –Scorecard – page 7 –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging Total possible event points – 150 points/round –Portfolio – 25 points (same as ) –Presentation – 125 points (same as )

10 Agricultural Sales New event will be composed of three parts (Event format – page 1): –Team Activity –Individual Sales Activity –Individual Written Exam Product(s) used in team activity and individual sales activity will be chosen by committee and released before convention in the team orientation packet and FFA website. Participants will not be selecting their own product for the individual sales call activity. –Event format – page 2 –Rationale for change: without the extreme disparity in participants products, judges will be more familiar with the product which allows for more interaction during the presentation and less subjectivity in scoring

11 Agricultural Sales (cont.) Team activity consists of composing a pre-call plan for a variety of customer types and present findings to judges. –Event format – page 2; Scorecard – page 4 –Each participant is allowed to bring a one-inch binder containing product information to team activity. –No laptops, flip charts, dry erase boards or other presentation equipment will be used. Information and product(s) from the team activity will be used in the individual sales activity. –Event format – page 3 –Participants will directly sell to the product(s) to the judge(s) who will fit one of the customer profiles identified in the team activity. –Not all individual sales calls will result in a closed sale. –Rationale for change: team activity and individual sales call provide participants with real-world situations to adapt sales call based on different types of clients

12 Agricultural Sales (cont.) Emphasis on rapport building and probing questions in individual sales activity. –Individual Sales Activity scorecard (new) – page 5 –Rationale for change: participants should increase emphasis on relationship building because not every call will result in a sale; based on industry feedback Total possible event points – 1,150 points –Individual written exam (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (same as ) –Team activity – 150 points (new in 2012) –Individual sales call (150 points x 4 members) – 600 points (new in 2012)

13 Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems Changed name from Agricultural Mechanics to Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems –Rationale for change: new event name more accurately represents the whole industry Omitted industry/marketing system practicum and added electrical systems practicum –Information and performance skills – page 3; Competencies – page 4 & 8 –Rationale for change: industry/marketing skills are already used within other practicums (i.e. interpreting instruction manuals); electrical wiring includes more practical, hands-on application for participants

14 Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems (cont.) Revised team activity rubric to include teamwork/process scores –Event rules and format – page 3; Team activity process rubric – page 17 –Rationale for change: encourages true cooperation between team members during team activity Total possible event points – 1,000 points –Written examination (50 points x 3 members) – 150 points (-150 points from ) –Individual activities 30 points x 3 members) – 450 points (same as ) –Team activity – 400 points (+150 points from )

15 Agronomy Updated regional crop list –Event format – page 3 –Rationale for change: ensure crop list is relevant; based on industry feedback Incorporated a yearly rotation in the grain grading practicum. –Event format – page 5 –Rationale for change: based on industry input and includes more diverse crops Grain grading scorecard will be crop specific and released before convention in team orientation packet. –Scorecard – page 19 –Rationale for change: by incorporating crop specific scorecard, participants are given real-world grading experiences.

16 Agronomy (cont.) Updated weeds, crops and machinery identification lists –Lists – page 9-13 –Rationale for change: industry input on proper terminology Total possible event points – 5,000 points –Examination (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (same as ) –Identification (150 points x 4 members) – 600 points (same as ) –Soils (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (same as ) –Commodity (250 points x 4 members) – 1,000 points (same as ) –Diagnostic (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (same as ) –Pest Management (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (same as ) –Insect Identification (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (same as ) –Equipment & Machinery Identification (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (same as ) –Team activity – 1,000 points (same as )

17 Creed Speaking Incorporated a consistent, detailed communication rubric for speaking events –Scorecard – page 4 –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging No major event changes Total possible event points – 1,000 points (same as ) –Oral communication – 200 points –Non-verbal communication – 400 points –Question/Answer – 400 points

18 Dairy Cattle Management and Evaluation Changed name from Dairy Cattle Evaluation to Dairy Cattle Management and Evaluation –Rationale for change: new name integrates dairy management team activity and application skills related to career opportunities in the management of dairy operations. All four scores will count for total team score. –Event rules – page 1 –Previously in this event, teams were allowed to bring 3 or 4 participants and only the top three scores counted toward the final team score.

19 Dairy Cattle Management and Evaluation (cont.) Team activity – NEW –Event format – page 2 –Dairy farm management scenario with problem identification and solution recommendations given by participants in a presentation to judges. Rationale for change: incorporates vital knowledge application skills as well as communication and teamwork –Presentation content and communication are evaluated Scorecards – page 5, 6 –Team activity topic rotation (Event format – page 2) 2012 & 2016: Genetics/Reproduction 2013: Feeds/Nutrition 2014: Housing/Facilities 2015: Health/Diseases

20 Dairy Cattle Management and Evaluation (cont.) Incorporated linear evaluation, pedigree and sire selection practicums into team activity. –Rationale for change: integrated further application of these topics in the team activity Written test will have 50 questions: forty questions about dairy management and industry and ten questions utilize dairy herd record evaluation (Sample record evaluation sheet – page 7) –Event format – page 2 –Rationale for change: increased emphasis on herd record evaluation as an individual activity instead of the team activity Updated event-specific scan form to align with revisions.

21 Dairy Cattle Management and Evaluation (cont.) Total possible event points – 3,000 points –General Knowledge Exam (150 points x 4 members) – 600 points (same as ) –Evaluation (300 points x 4 members) – 1,200 points (same as ) –Oral Reasons (150 points x 4 members) – 600 points (same as ) –Dairy Management Team Activity – 600 points (+450 from )

22 Dairy Cattle Handlers Activity No activity revisions Total points possible – 100 points (same as )

23 Environmental Natural Resources Teams will be evaluated on their ability to work together in team activity. –Event format – page 2; Scorecards – page –Rationale for change: encourages true cooperation between team members during team activity Changed annual practicums to consist of a writing exercise and identification (omitted global issues interview). –Event format – page 3; Identification list – page 8; Writing exercise scorecard – page 15 Increased emphasis on writing exercise in the team activity as well as individual practicums. –Rationale for change: acknowledges that writing/communication is a vital skill no matter what career path participants pursue

24 Environmental Natural Resources (cont.) Soil analysis (replaced soil nutrient test) and soil profile practicums revised to include analysis of lab results and interpretation guides. –Event format – page 4; Scorecards – –Rationale for change: more focus on application of individual skills Revised all scorecards to include more description and detailed rubrics. –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging Total possible event points – 3,800 points –Written exam (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (same as ) –Writing exercise (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (new in 2012) –Identification (400 points x 4 members) – 400 points (new in 2012) –Rotational practicums 100 points x 4 members) – 1,600 points (same as ) –Team activity – 1,000 points (same as )

25 Extemporaneous Public Speaking Incorporated a consistent communication rubric for all speaking events –Scorecard – page 4, 5 –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging No major event changes Total possible event points – 1,000 points (same as ) –Oral communication – 600 points –Non-verbal communication – 400 points

26 Farm Business Management Incorporate more diverse farms (i.e. orchards, vineyards) in the event problem –Rationale for change: ensure event problem is relevant to all participants, not just certain regions Included team activity observers scoresheet to handbook. –Scorecard – page 8 –Rationale for handbook addition: training tool for local/state level No major event changes. Total possible event points – 1,200 points –Written exam (300 points x 3 members) – 900 points (same as ) –Team activity – 300 points (same as )

27 Floriculture Added equipment identification list. –Identification list – page 12 –Rationale for change: important for participants to know proper names of florist equipment; career preparation Incorporating computers into event as a whole instead of having just one specific computer skills practicum as a rotating option. –Rationale for change: acknowledges that computer skills are vital no matter what career path participants pursue Incorporated Potting of Plant Cuttings, Asexual Propagation of Plants and Pinching Plants from individual practicums to the Growing Procedures rotational practicum. –Event format – page 5 –Rationale for change: combine activities with similar knowledge and skills into one practicum; select which activity is done each year based on high- quality plant resources available

28 Floriculture (cont.) Total possible event points – 5,700 points –Identification of plant material (200 points x 4 members) – 800 points (same as ) –General knowledge exam (250 points x 4 members) – 1,000 points (same as ) –Problem solving (200 points x 4 members) – 800 points (same as ) –Practicums (525 points x 4 members) – 2,100 points (same as ) –Team activity – 1,000 points (+800 points from )

29 Food Science and Technology Customer inquiry activity will be replacing customer complaint letter activity. –Event format – page 3; Scorecard – page 9 –Rationale for change: based on professional input and reflects industry trends Food safety/sanitation practicum to include more than just photos in the situations (e.g. videos, written scenarios, etc.) –Event format – page 3; Scorecard – page 10 –Rationale for change: opportunity for participants to observe more real-world safety/sanitation situations. Difference testing changed to flavor identification practicum; same activity, different name –Event format – page 4 –Rationale for change: based on professional input and reflects industry trends

30 Food Science and Technology (cont.) Updated list of aromas (deleted peanut butter and almond) –Event format – page 4 –Rationale for change: based on professional input and reflects industry trends Included more detailed descriptors in the team product development scorecard –Scorecard – page 7, 8 –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging

31 Food Science and Technology (cont.) Total possible event points – 1,050 points –Written exam (50 points x 4 members) – 200 points (-1000 points from ) –Food safety and quality practicum (50 points x 4 members) – 200 points (-400 points from ) –Sensory evaluation (50 points x 4 members) – 200 points (-400 points from ) –Team activity – 400 points (+50 points from ) Handbook typo: scorecard on page 8 states team activity is worth 450 points instead of 400 points

32 Forestry All four scores will count for total team score. –Previously in this event, teams were allowed to bring 3 or 4 participants and only the top three scores counted toward the final team score. Timber cruising changed from a rotational individual practicum to an annual individual activity –Event format – page 2 –Rationale for change: incorporates important knowledge application skills on a yearly basis instead of rotationally Equipment identification changed from an annual individual activity to a rotational individual practicum. –Event format – page 3 –Rationale for change: increased focus on knowledge application skills rather

33 Forestry (cont.) Updated tree identification specimen list (added 14 specimens to list). –List – page 7 –Rationale for change: based on professional input and reflects industry trends Updated equipment identification list (added 4 items to list). –List – page 7 –Rationale for change: based on professional input and reflects industry trends Updated tree disorders identification list (added 2 items and deleted 4 items on list). –List – page 8 –Rationale for change: based on professional input and reflects industry trends

34 Forestry (cont.) Total possible event points – 3,050 points –General knowledge exam (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (+100 points from ) –Tree Identification (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (+130 points from ) –Issues interview (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (+100 points from ) –Timber cruising (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (+100 points from ) –Two forestry practicums (200 points x 4 members) – 800 points (+200 points from ) –Team activity – 450 points (+200 point from )

35 Horse Evaluation Identification classes changed from team activity to individual activity –Event format – page 2 –Colors and markings included in breed identification class –Rationale for change: increased emphasis of individual identification skills Team activity – NEW (Event format – page 2) –Part 1: Practical Application Activities –Part 2: Team Scenario and Presentation –Rationale for change: added knowledge application in addition to communication and identification skills Updated event-specific scan form to align with revisions.

36 Horse Evaluation (cont.) Total possible event points – 2,170 points –Breed identification class (20 points x 3 members) – 60 points (new in 2012) –Tack and equipment identification class (20 points x 3 members) – 60 points (new in 2012) –Two halter and one reason class (300 points x 3 members) – 900 points (same as ) –Two performance and one reason class (300 points x 3 members) – 900 points (same as ) –Team activity – 250 points (+150 points from )

37 Job Interview Utilize electronic/online job application instead of paper forms. –Event format – page 2 –Rationale for change: based on professional input and reflects industry trends The telephone interview has been changed to an initial telephone contact where the participant will be contacted by the companys human resources department to set up interview time, ask clarifying questions, etc. –Event format – page 2 –Rationale for change: provides opportunity for informal communication with judge

38 Job Interview (cont.) All scores from preliminary round will be carried over for participants advancing to the final round. –Event format – page 3 –Rationale for change: based on real-world interviews, first interview and resumes are used as a reference in conducting second interview and final candidate selection Incorporated a scenario-based, impromptu networking activity (i.e. career fair, mixer) for top eight participants in final round –Event format – page 3 –Replacing final round follow-up letter –Rationale for change: reflects industry trends; adds opportunity for final participants to think on their feet in front of judges Included more detailed descriptors in all event scorecards –Scorecards – pages 5-11 –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging

39 Job Interview (cont.) All scores from preliminary round will be carried over for participants advancing to the final round. –Event format – page 3 –Rationale for change: based on real-world interviews, first interview and resumes are used as a reference in conducting second interview and final candidate selection Incorporated a scenario-based, impromptu networking activity (i.e. career fair, mixer) for top eight participants in final round –Event format – page 3 –Replacing final round follow-up letter –Rationale for change: reflects industry trends; adds opportunity for final participants to think on their feet in front of judges Included more detailed descriptors in all event scorecards –Scorecards – pages 5-11 –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging

40 Job Interview (cont.) Total possible preliminary round points – 1,000 points –Cover letter – 100 points (same as ) –Resume – 200 points (+50 points from ) –Application – 100 points (+50 points from ) –Initial telephone contact – 50 points (new for 2012) –Personal interview – 500 points (+50 points from ) –Preliminary follow up letter – 50 points (-50 points from ) Total possible final round points – 1,600 points –Preliminary round points – 1,000 points (same as ) –Networking activity – 100 points (new in 2012) –Final round personal interview – 500 points (+50 points from )

41 Livestock Evaluation All four scores will count for total team score. –Previously in this event, teams were allowed to bring 3 or 4 participants and only the top three scores counted toward the final team score. Team activity – NEW –Assessment and solutions on a live animal class (all team members work together) –Market Scenario Activity – 2 team members work together (randomly selected at event) –Genetic Scenario Activity – 2 team members work together (randomly selected at event) –Scenario examples – page 5 –Rationale for change: more focus on knowledge application skills Updated event-specific scan form to align with revisions.

42 Livestock Evaluation (cont.) Total possible event points – 3,500 points –Eight evaluation classes (400 points x 4 members) – 1,600 points (+400 points from ) –Four reasons classes (200 points x 4 members)– 800 points (+200 points from ) –Three individual keep/cull classes (150 points x 4 members) – 600 points (new in 2012) –Written test (50 points x 4 members) – 200 points (-100 points from ) –Team activity – 300 points (+150 points from )

43 Marketing Plan Creating an event guidebook for the marketing principles that are essential to the event and industry. –Will be available on CDE webpage by 2011 convention. –Rationale for addition: this tool will consolidate different marketing resources into one easy-to-use guide for local teachers and states Additional 3-5 minutes (depending on round) of question and answer time about general marketing. –Event format – page 4 –Rationale: participants should have substantial knowledge about marketing principles and not just details about their own project

44 Marketing Plan (cont.) Separated written plan and presentation score cards; included more detailed descriptors in the scorecards –Scorecards – pages 6, 7 –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging Total possible event points – 300 points/round –Written plan – 100 points (+65 from ) –Presentation – 200 points (+135 points from )

45 Meats Evaluation and Technology Individual activities: –Beef quality and yield grading Change from 6 carcasses to 3-5 carcasses Answer to nearest 0.1 of the yield grade instead of answering to the nearest one-third of a grade. Scoring will be pro-rated closely to the old system. –Four to six placing classes instead of six standard placing classes Eliminated lamb carcasses as a placing class. Possible new classes (within the 4-6 placing classes): –Processed/cured ham or loin retail cut class –Keep/cull class (new in 2012) – Example – page 3 –Value-based pricing beef placing class (new in 2012) – Example–pages 3-5 –Question classes (same as )

46 Meats Evaluation and Technology (cont.) Individual activities (cont.) –Retail meat cuts identification (change from 40 to 30 cuts; add cookery method; cuts list updated to reflect the current industry) Retail cut codes sheet with cookery – page –Meat formulation problem solving Example – pages –Written exam Example – page 11 Rationale for activity changes: based on professional input and reflects industry trends

47 Meats Evaluation and Technology (cont.) Team activity – NEW –Includes four scenario-based team practicums chosen from handbook examples each year. –Not every example will be used each year; an example could be used multiple times in one year. –Examples – page 7-9 –Rationale for change: more focus on knowledge application skills Updated event-specific scan form to align with revisions.

48 Meats Evaluation and Technology (cont.) Total possible (maximum) event points – 2,420 points –Written exam (80 points x 3 members)– 240 points (+5 points from ) –Meat formulation problem (50 points x 3 members) – 150 points (same as ) –Retail meat cut identification (180 points x 3 members) – 540 points (-180 points from ) –Beef quality and yield grading – points –Placing classes – points –Ten questions (50 points x 3 members members) – 150 points (same as ) –Team activity – 200 points (+160 points from )

49 Milk Quality and Products Name changed from Dairy Foods to Milk Quality and Products –Rationale for change: new event name emphasizes the focus on raw milk and products All four scores will count for total team score. –Previously in this event, teams were allowed to bring 3 or 4 participants and only the top three scores counted toward the final team score. Changed to positive scoring –Rationale for change: consistency with other national CDEs; ease of scoring at all levels Event flow/timing changed to incorporate all revised and remaining activities. –Event format – Flow of event – page 2

50 Milk Quality and Products (cont.) Team activity – NEW –Includes performance and/or analysis of acceptability tests on raw milk –Teams will also conduct a verbal presentation reporting their results, impacts and improvement methods. –Scoring includes accuracy of report, content of comments, presentation (written/oral) and teamwork Event format (and examples) – page 3; Scorecards – 8, 9 –Rationale for change: incorporates vital science skills as well as communication and teamwork Removed real vs. non-real activity and added fat content identification activity –Event format – page 4 –Rationale for change: real-world tasting skills used for fat content activity; based on industry input

51 Milk Quality and Products (cont.) Added cheese property characterization to the cheese identification activity –Event format – Cheese Characteristics Matrix – page 5 –Rationale for change: added knowledge application skills to an activity that previously only required identification skills Eliminated milker part identification activity –Rationale for change: more focus on application of individual skills Updated event-specific scan form to align with revisions.

52 Milk Quality and Products (cont.) Total possible event points – 2,400 points –Milk flavor identification and evaluation (110 points x 4 members) – 440 points (+80 points from ) –Fat identification (25 points x 4 members) – 100 points (new in 2012) –California mastitis test (65 points x 4 members) – 260 points (same as ) –Cheese type identification (15 points x 4 members) – 60 points (same as ) –Cheese characteristic identification (25 points x 4 members) – 100 points (new in 2012) –Problem solving (100 points x 4 members) – 400 points (+300 points from ) –Written exam (160 points x 4 members) – 640 points (+240 points from ) –Team activity – 400 points (+375 points from )

53 Nursery/Landscape Phase 1 – Team activity is the same (scenario and presentation), but has different general themes: –Promotions, start up business plan, consulting, customer service, service-learning or community involvement –Event format – page 2 Phase 2 – Team Skills Challenge – NEW –Includes more application/hands-on activities (Examples – page 3) –Teams will accomplish Challenge tasks individually, in pairs or more, as determined by team members according to skills, experience and preference –Scorecard – page 19 –Rationale for change: more focus on knowledge application

54 Nursery/Landscape (cont.) Eliminated landscape drawing activity and assessment/solution activity. –Rationale for change: Reading and interpreting a formal plan is more applicable for the age group of members participating; also more activities were added to assess participants knowledge application Increased overall event activity focus on commercial, residential, public and recreational use of nursery and landscape principles (including interiorscapes and turf grass) –Rationale for change: based on professional input and reflects industry trends

55 Nursery/Landscape (cont.) Total possible event points – 2,000 points –Written exam (150 points x 3 members) – 450 points (same as ) –Identification (150 points x 3 members) – 450 points (same as ) –Landscape estimating (100 points x 3 members) – 300 points (same as ) –Verbal customer assistance (50 points x 3 members) –150 points (same as ) –Written customer assistance (50 points x 3 members) – 150 points (same as ) –Nursery Propagation/Potting (50 points x 3 members) – 150 points (same as ) –Team Activity (50 points x 3 members points) – 250 points (same as ) –Team Skills Challenge – 100 points (new in 2012)

56 Parliamentary Procedure Written exam will be changed to the Society of Agricultural Education Parliamentarians (SAEP) accreditation exam –Event format – page 2 –Part 1 of the exam will be five open book parliamentary procedure research questions using the current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised. –Part 2 of the exam will be forty-five (45) multiple-choice questions taken from Dunbars Manual of Parliamentary Procedure Test Questions and Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised. –All participants scoring a total exam score of at least 80% will be recognized as Accredited Parliamentarians by SAEP and receive a certificate at the award banquet. –Rationale for change: allows more participants to have the opportunity to become Accredited Parliamentarians; serve in their chapters and communities

57 Parliamentary Procedure (cont.) Teams advancing to the semifinal and final rounds will complete a short parliamentary procedure scenario outlining a practical problem instead of the secretarys minutes. Minutes will still be presented in the preliminary round. –Event format – page 5; Scorecard – page 13; Example – pages –Rationale for change: more focus on knowledge application in semifinal and final rounds instead of record keeping Updated Form 2 – Team Score Sheet –Scorecard – page 11 –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging

58 Parliamentary Procedure (cont.) Included more detailed descriptors in the minutes scorecard –Scorecard – page 12 –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging Total possible event points – 1,000 points –Written exam – 150 points (+50 from ) –Presentation – 670 points (-80 points from ) –Oral questions – 135 points (+35 from ) –Minutes (preliminary round) – 45 points (-5 points from ) –Team problem solving activity (semifinal and final rounds) – 45 points (new for 2012)

59 Poultry Evaluation Class name changes (Event format – pages 3, 4) –Class 1: Market Broilers (formerly eight meat-type cockerels or pullets for broiler breeding selection) –Class 2: Egg-type hens (formerly evaluating hens for production) –Class 5: Four RTC carcasses for placing (formerly four carcasses for grading) –Class 8: Fifteen chicken eggs for exterior quality grading (formerly ten chicken eggs for exterior quality grading) –Class 10: Boneless Further Processed Poultry Meat Products (formerly ten further-processed poultry meat products for evaluation) –Class 11: Bone-In Further Processed Poultry Meat Products (new for 2012) –Class 12: Ten chicken carcass parts for identification (formerly Class 11)

60 Poultry Evaluation (cont.) Expanded classes 8 and 9 to include 15 eggs for exterior quality grading and evaluation criteria. –Event format – page 3, 4 –Rationale for change: increased number eggs evaluated to be more consistent with other classes in event regarding time and difficulty Split further processed poultry meat products into two classes – boneless and bone-in classes. –Event format – page 4 –Rationale for change: based on professional input and reflects industry trends; boneless and bone-in product defects should be evaluated separately Total possible event points – 2,450 points –Twelve classes (600 points x 3 members) – 1,800 points (same as ) –Written exam (150 points x 3 members) – 450 points (same as ) –Team activity – 200 points (same as )

61 Prepared Public Speaking Incorporated a consistent communication rubric for all speaking events –Scorecard – page 5-8 –Rationale for change: better training tool for local/state level; less subjectivity in judging No major event changes Total possible event points – 1,000 points –Manuscript – 200 points (-100 points from ) –Presentation – 800 points (+100 points from )

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