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This is Not an Evaluation: May 23-24

posted May 11, 2020, 12:03 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated May 18, 2020, 3:30 PM ]
Over Memorial Day Weekend, we were scheduled to host Minnesota's first ever Track & Sign Specialist Evaluation. With the eval postponed, we are running "This is Not an Evaluation" in it's place. Here is how it will work:

This is Not an Evaluation Overview

  • Over Memorial Day Weekend, questions will be set up in and around Ft. Snelling State Park in the style of a Track & Sign Evaluation.
  • A Google Form with photographs of the questions will be posted to the blog by early Saturday morning.
  • Everyone who registers here for the debrief will receive an email with a direct link to the This is Not an Evaluation Form.
  • Answer the questions by 2:00pm on Sunday, May 24.
  • Gather for a debrief on Zoom at 4:00pm on Sunday, May 24.

These are Not Evaluation Questions

  • The questions will be set up in the style of a Track & Sign evaluation. In the spirit of a Specialist Evaluation, most will be similar to "3-point" CyberTracker questions.
  • The number of questions will depend on conditions on the ground, but will likely be close to 30--similar to the number on a one-day evaluation.
  • I will strive to document each question so all the information you need to answer the question is in the photos. So you can participate in This is Not an Evaluation entirely online.
  • The questions will be marked in the field with circles, flags and/or popsicle sticks in the day or two before This is Not an Evaluation. The locations of the "Stations" will be posted with the form--but may get disturbed after they are marked.
  • You will be able to fill out answers on the survey. Please submit your answers by 2:00pm on Sunday, May 24.
  • You may participate in any you wish. If you want to practice as a mock eval, follow these guidelines:
    • Answer on your own without consulting guidebooks or taking measurements.
    • Do not use the "back" button on the form. Once you have "left" a "station," consider your answers final.
    • At the end, you can request to receive Not an Evaluation Score, based on the CyberTracker scoring system, during the debrief.

This is Not an Evaluation Debrief

  • We will gather on Zoom at 4:00pm on Sunday, May 24, to debrief.
  • You must register in advance for this Zoom gathering.
  • If you register before the weekend, you will receive reminder emails, and a direct link to the Google Form.
  • Register using this link