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Evaluating Family and Consumer Sciences Programs (K-12):
Data, Documentation, and Decision-Making
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Meeting Accountability Requirements + Measuring Student Achievement + Maximizing Results = A Formula for Success 

In the current educational environment, accountability is more than a buzz word. What can you be doing to ensure that your FCS program meets accountability measures?  Furthermore, the ability to provide reportable outcomes can assist with program visibility in your district and state.

Don’t wait for accountability data to be requested by your administration.  Be proactive and find out what you can do now to not only make your Family and Consumer Sciences program effective but also to prove it!

Would you like to be able to gather data that can support your educational efforts?

Whether data is used to facilitate program or teacher accountability, to enhance student and program recognition, or to promote program improvement and effectiveness, it needs to be a core component of the FCS program—not an afterthought!  As an FCS educator, you need to understand why program evaluation is so critical right now and what you can do with the results!

Learn how to evaluate your FCS program now and how to integrate assessment components for the future.  Find out from a state level FCS program specialist, what characterizes a quality program, what might save it, or make it even more valuable. Hear from an FCS teacher who experienced success in demonstrating program effectiveness.         

Discover dozens of ways to reach out and share data and successes with your key stakeholders and decision-makers—parents, communities, school boards, guidance counselors, administrators.  After the webinar, you will know how evaluation feedback and results can be maximized to advocate at the local and state levels and to guide decisions regarding funding, curriculum and instructional improvements, and overall program effectiveness.

Program evaluation is relevant for educators in all states, regardless of varying district and state requirements.

Learn how to provide evidence of a quality FCS program.   Identify strategies for documenting effectiveness, and discuss ways to share evaluation data to sustain FCS programs at this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs).


Evaluating Family and Consumer Sciences programs (K-12):
Data, Documentation, and Decision-Making 

Presented by Lois Lewis, CFCS, Helen Fuqua and Lori Myers, PhD, CFCS

Archived Recording:  90-minute program

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 for non-members)

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In 90 minutes, you will learn about and discuss: 

  • The critical need to start now to evaluate K-12 FCS programs, even if your administration hasn’t requested it – yet. It’s coming soon!  
  • Components of and considerations for a quality FCS program.
  • Strategies, ideas, suggestions, and tools for appropriate and effective evaluation.
  • How assessment data and documentation are key to decision-making.
  • How to use data to improve your students’ achievement and your FCS program.
  • Tips on how to approach stakeholders and decision-makers with data to prove your program’s success.
  • Specific examples of FCS assessment tools and how to choose which ones work for your programs, such as:  Pre-tests, post-tests, surveys, self-reflection and reporting, hands-on projects (demos, labs), interviews, games or work products, student practicum.

Learn strategies that you can put into action right after the webinar

You will be able to…

  • Be proactive: Include evaluation and assessment tools in the curriculum planning stage, so that you build assessment into ongoing programs, as well as into post-program evaluation. 
  • Implement a checklist to determine what you should do now to create an effective evaluation strategy. (Sample checklist provided) 
  • Utilize suggestions, and assessment tools for evaluating your FCS program. (Handouts provided) 
  • Share appropriate evaluation results with various stakeholders and decision-makers.

 It is time to shed more light on our programs by providing the data that is needed in today’s culture of accountability and student achievement.  If we don’t define and justify our own programs, who will?

About the Presenters:

Lois photoLois Lewis, CFCS, 2012 AAFCS Teacher of the Year, is a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Indus School in Minnesota





Helen photoHelen Fuqua serves as the Family and Consumer Sciences Program Specialist at the Virginia Department of Education


Lori photoLori Myers, PhD, CFCS is the Director of Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification (Pre-PAC) and Managing Director of the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Center at AAFCS





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