Degree Check

Online Degree Check Process for 2020

Texas FFA Scholarships, John Justin, Ryan Mott, Golden Horizons, Honorary Degrees, VATAT Awards, and Superior Form 1 will be registered on a Google form. Click here to complete the form. You can add information as many times as needed!

  • Teachers will submit all AET generated applications, through AET. You will not be able to submit unless all the computer-generated mets are MET, and all digital signatures have been received.
  • Ryan Mott and John Justin will be submitted through the TXFFA roster system.
  • DEADLINE for submission - May 11th:
    • Lone Stars - The list of computer-generated METS has been increased to 10, and the manual review reduced to 11 questions.
    • Americans - same process as last year.
    • As soon as these are submitted, Area reps can start manual checks. Notes will be added online and books "returned" for corrections. All of this will be accomplished online.
    • Proficiencies and All Star categories (including Star Americans) will be very similar. PDFs and probably interactive books will be used to score these. DISTRICTS will determine winners for contested categories i.e. Proficiencies or Stars.
    • Contested categories of Stars (except Americans), Ryan Mott, and John Justin should be prepared to interview. Those details will be determined on an as-needed basis.
  • DEADLINE for entry - May 11th - Speech manuscripts uploaded to judgingcard.com. No decisions have been made on when speaking events will take place. In the order of importance with Texas FFA, that "will be decided later."
  • DEADLINE for any corrections - May 20th - All returned applications must be corrected and RESUBMITTED by advisors. This will allow a few days for applications to be rechecked and submitted to the state. Applications not resubmitted will not advance.
  • DEADLINE for submission - May 25th - National Chapter and Golden Horizon will be submitted to State through the Texas FFA Roster system
  • More information will come soon specific to the submission and how to check on the status of applications that have been submitted.
  • Miscellaneous: Honorary Lone Star Non-Teacher - Area 6 has 23 spots. If more are submitted, we will need to vote. That can be done by Google if necessary. Make sure they are registered on the Area 6 Google Form to allow us to see numbers. The application is on the Texas FFA website, but names that do not come from an Area submission list will not be awarded.
  • VATAT Award Rules and VATAT Award Application - Make sure to register these on the Google Form as well. The Area can only send 1 for each category and these may need to be voted on at both the District and Area level.

Texas FFA Degree Check Policy

Area 6 Degree Check Policy

7.1 Advisor Responsibilities

  1. All award candidates will be submitted online to www.judgingcard.com prior to District Degree Check.
  2. All applications will be checked at the district degree check. If applications do not arrive at, and qualify from, district check then they will forfeit advancement to the Area Degree Check.
  3. Every advisor that has an application at degree check must be there to actively participate on a degree check committee. This includes Lone Star FFA degrees. Pre-check does not exempt a teacher from that responsibility.

7.2 Submission Requirements

  1. All applications approved and winners declared at the District Degree Check will be advanced on judgingcard.com to the Area Degree Check by the District President.
  2. All applications submitted to Area Degree Check should be complete.
  3. All applications submitted to Area Degree Check must include the applicable rubric. Rubrics will not be provided.
  4. Area Star Award candidates must submit 4 copies of the Star Battery, Application and applicable Rubric at the Area VI LSF pre-check. Star Rubrics
  5. Proficiency Awards submitted to Area Degree Check must be complete, and receive a minimum score of 80, when critiqued with applicable rubric, to advance to State Degree Check. Proficiency applications that are single entries or are 1st place in a category that didn’t meet the 80 point threshold will be reviewed by an appointed committee for consideration for advancement. If the committee deems the application can move forward with corrections, it will advance to state. Proficiency Rubrics

2019 Area Speaking Results here