Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Texas Future Problem Solving Problem has been chosen submit all evaluations through Google Drive this year and we understand that a few questions might arise when it comes to using the new system. We’ve put together this list of some areas where questions may arise so we can answer them.

I am a teacher or administrator in a school district without FPS but would love to start the program. How do I do this?

We are excited to have you in our FPS Family!  Contact Cyd at cyd.rogers@austinisd.org and she will get you started.  We will help you with getting the process started.  Ideally, you will join in time to take the summer training in July, however, if you are unable to, we will help you get the training you need.

I am a parent and would like my child to compete in FPS.  How do we join?

We have many students across the state of Texas that compete with without a school associated- both individuals and teams. Contact Cyd at cyd.rogers@austinisd.org and she will get you the tools you need to start FPS.

Does using Google Drive require me to have a Google Account?

Everyone will need a Gmail or district Google email account to make things run smoothly this year. If you do not have a Gmail account, please create a free one ASAP!

When should I register?

We recommend that you register as soon as possible in order to give your students time to practice so that they will be ready to compete with Practice Problem #1.

What are the safeguards to ensure competition honesty?

This is a trust issue. Just as in the past we trusted you to not open the sealed future scene in advance, we trusted that you would not allow your students to use notes, reference materials, etc during the competitions; we trust you to monitor your students to prevent them from not going to the Internet during an online competition. Students competing at the State and International Levels will be required to read and sign a document stating that they will adhere to these rules.