Global Issue Problem Solving booklets are completed at school and emailed to the FPSP National Office. There is a deadline set for each problem by which the National Office must receive all booklets. From there, they are randomly distributed to trained evaluators around the country for assessment. Anonymity on the part of both evaluators and team booklets is a vital aspect of this process.
Scores, comments, and rankings are supplied to inform teams how they are progressing. The comprehensive written feedback, which is returned to the schools after each Problem, is one of the significant strengths of the FPS Program.
Evaluation is undertaken by FPSP Australia trained evaluators who either teach or study full-time. The evaluation processing schedule has been designed as the best compromise in respect of the variety of term dates around Australia and allows for peak periods in school or university activity, such as mid-year examinations, report writing, or examination marking.
Booklets that are received after the set deadline will be sent out to available evaluators (if any) if received within a week of the deadline. They will, however, have no set return date as this depends upon individual evaluators fitting in the extra work in-between their own work or study. Nevertheless, as a guide, you can expect them to be returned within 2 – 3 weeks of the official set return date. Booklets that are more than one week late will be evaluated when evaluators are available.