Food Assessment Standardised Tasks (FAST)

Food Assessment Standardised Tasks (FAST)

Food Assessment Standardised Tasks (FAST) gives an overview of, and practical support for, assessment within food education at Key Stage 3. 

FAST not only explains the theory and practice of food education assessment, but comprises standardised tests and tasks for Years 7, 8 and 9 which can be immediately embedded into your curriculum. It combines teacher CPD with classroom resources. FAST is a new resource developed and written by Louise T Davies and Roy Ballam. 

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View sample resources – click here! 📎 FAST – Samples.pdf

FAST comprises two main elements:

1) Teacher CPD – training for your professional development, focusing on the theory and practice of food education assessment:

  • Assessment 101, types of assessment and theory of learning
  • Food and nutrition assessment principles and content
  • Food lesson assessment, including practical work
  • Developing good worksheets and tests

2) Assessment resources – resources for use in the classroom, the standardised tests and tasks for Years 7, 8 and 9 which can be embedded into your curriculum:

  • a differentiated ‘food’ learning framework for Key Stage 3, i.e. what will be taught at each Year
  • baseline tests for Y7, 8 and 9
  • differentiated standardised written tests for the end of Y7, 8 and 9
  • differentiated standardised practical tasks for the end of Year 7, 8 and 9
  • ‘Learning journals’ for Y7, 8 and 9
  • a ‘question and answer’ bank (multiple-choice and open questions)

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