Measuring progress in DT lessons

Assessments, worksheets and tests to understand how your DT classes are progressing.

Tes Resources Team

Design & Technology Tools For A Practical Assessment

Resources to test your students’ theoretical and practical knowledge 

As the midway point of the autumn term approaches, it is important to find out what your classes have grasped so far and where gaps are emerging. From explaining their theoretical knowledge to preparing for future examinations, we’ve selected some of the best DT resources that will challenge your students and help you to understand how they are progressing.

KS3 resources

Perform this baseline assessment, covering a range of DT topics, so that you can see what learners have understood this term. It could also be repeated during the academic year as a tool to track progress. Alternatively, use these assessment criteria worksheets to evaluate practical skills and techniques at the end of a project. 

Develop students’ literacy levels when writing about food technology by regularly using this spelling test pack, which will ensure that your class gain confidence in using the correct terminology. Completing these differentiated self-assessment worksheets at the end of practical food lessons supports students in effectively communicating the progress they’ve made  

KS3 Baseline Assesment: Design and Technology
killer12rm

KS3 Baseline Assesment: Design and Technology

(29)
Here is my Baseline assessment that I have introduced to KS3. I use the assessment with Y7 - Y9 and did give it to my Y11 to test it. The results where eye-opening just before the final exam!! I give this to the entire Y7 as soon as they enter school and then again at the end of the year to help gau...
Yr7 project assessment resources
OMG_Mr_T

Yr7 project assessment resources

(2)
During our 5 subject carousel of D&T in Yr7 I use these assessment criteria to promote progress with practical skills and techniques. I then focus more on the wider design cycle in addition to practical skills in more detail in Year 8. Making the criteria 'student-friendly&' and project-sp...
KS3 Spelling Test Pack for Cookery and Nutrition (Updated)
foodtechfanatics

KS3 Spelling Test Pack for Cookery and Nutrition (Updated)

(2)
Here is your complete spelling pack to improve students' literacy levels across KS3. This resource contains a range of differentiated spelling tests and practice materials that can be used in Y7, Y8, and Y9. Spellings have been grouped into adjectives and nouns, enabling students to implement key wo...
Practical Food Self Assessment Sheet
sarah_tapp

Practical Food Self Assessment Sheet

(29)
For student use at the end of a food practical session to record what has been cooked, skills, result etc. Take a photograph and staple to sheet so student can create a record of practical work. Differenciated sheets now added.

KS4 and post-16 resources

This comprehensive half-term textiles test is ideal for checking theoretical knowledge and makes sure that students are comfortable answering using diagrams, as well as written responses. Equally, these nutrition questions and answers can be used to examine what the class have learnt and where there are gaps in understanding. 

From drawing techniques to materials, help your GCSE graphic products class prepare for exam-style questions with this range of end-of-topic tests. For older learners, this selection of questions on fabric finishes can be used throughout the year to drive home these key concepts.   

AQA Graphic Products - End of Topic Tests
RASheard

AQA Graphic Products - End of Topic Tests

(3)
A range of end of topic tests designed for AQA Graphic Products, using past papers and revision guide questions. A resources I use to familiarise students with AQA style questions and to assess there knowledge of a unit of work. Some images and questions taken from Designandtechnologystudent.com