The RAFT Scorecard Process
The RAFT Scorecard aims to help localities become proactive in increasing their resilience to coastal storm hazards. The Core Team developed the Scorecard through research and comparison to other scorecards, in order to build on what has already been accomplished. The Advisory Committee and the first focus group advised that the scale for scoring should be 0 to 4 points and they assisted in identifying categories to include in the Scorecard.
The RAFT Scorecard was revised numerous times to reduce the possibility for variable judgement and to increase objective scoring. Working with professors’ oversight, graduate student assessors from the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) and Institute for Engagement & Negotiation (IEN) completed the Scorecard assessment for the localities in question. Assessors provide citations for their sources and list their reasoning for how resulting scores were determined.
To learn more about The RAFT Scorecard, including how it was developed, how it is structured, and how it is used in the overall RAFT process, please see this video.