Idaho Quality Program Standards

Note: CTE Program IQPS Page

The Idaho Quality Program Standards is a program evaluation tool to help you assess the state of your program and develop an action plan to make program improvements. It can also be used for program advocacy to show administrators and advisory boards the state of your program. This page is dedicated to PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT, the IQPS Grant should be seen as a added benefit for your time spent evaluating and making program improvements. Note that steps 4-6 on this page are not required for the IQPS Grant but are critical steps for program improvement. For ease of application for the grant evidence sheets provided by the CTE office are used for the IQPS program review process below.

2018 IQPS Grant Application Page
2018 IQPS Start Up Grant Application Page

Step 1: Rate your program using the standard information sheets below. This should be done by the teacher and be a quick assessment of where your program is today. Take notes in the margin on supporting evidence you could provide.


IQPS Standard 1: Program Planning, Design & Curriculum
IQPS Standard 2: Instruction & Assessment
IQPS Standard 3: Facilities and Equipment
IQPS Standard 4: Experiential Learning
IQPS Standard 5: Leadership Development
IQPS Standard 6: Partnerships and Marketing
IQPS Standard 7: Certified Agricultural Education Instructor and Professional Growth

These are not electronic documents that are type-able they are reference sheets. If you find mistakes or discrepancies, please email me so we can get them fixed and edited in a timely manner.

Step 2: Collect evidence under each standard to support your rating levels. Collect all of the evidence in a single file, electronic and/or hard copy, that could be given to a local review team to evaluate your program. It is helpful if you organize it by standard. Required evidence documentation sheets for the IQPS Grant Process:

Advisory Committee Report
FFA Local Documentation Report
Instructor Information Sheet 2018
Marketing Plan
Program of Study Report 2018
Recruitment and Retention Plan
SAE Report 2018
IQPS Budget Request

Step 3: Give a local review team the information sheets and evidence to conduct an outside evaluation of your program. Have them take notes of comments and suggestions.

Example evaluation sheet (Note: Not required for the grant process. An option as a program evaluation tool.)
IQPS Rating Checklist-Required for the IQPS Grant Process

Step 4: Create a data summary sheet to make it easy for advisory board members, administrators and you to develop an improvement action plan.

Example data summary sheet (Note: Not required for the grant process. An option as a program evaluation tool.)
This can also be done using a State Review Sheet, if it is received back from the State.

Step 5: Meet with advisory board members, administrators and teacher(s) to develop an improvement action plan. This can be a 5 year plan or annual plan depending on program needs and assessment. 

Example 5 Year Plan (Note: These are not required for the grant process. An option as a program evaluation tool.)

Step 6: Implement the program improvement action plan utilizing your advisory board and alumni throughout the year as needed.