Qualters Culinary Arts Practical Assessment
OVERVIEW OF THE QUALTERS
The Qualters Culinary Arts Practical Assessment (the Qualters) is an on-demand performance assessment for high school students of food service/culinary arts. The Qualters is comprised of two two-hour sessions. Examinees are required to complete five distinct cooking tasks in each session (a total of 10 tasks) in a culinary arts kitchen. Each task assesses standards found in the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FACS). Examinees’ performance on these ten tasks and on three holistic tasks (Professionalism, Time Management and Mise En Place) are assessed by trained External Evaluators using a multi-part scoring rubric.
The Qualters has been approved as a practical examination that meets the technical assessment component required for NY CTE culinary arts programs by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). It has also been placed on the List of Approved Student Assessments for Use by School Districts and BOCES in Teacher and Principal Evaluations as a non-growth measure.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Qualters
What Is The Qualters?
The exact recipes on the Qualters are secure test materials, so they are only provided to schools who register and purchase the Qualters. They cannot be released as a public document. These recipes were designed with consultation and contributions from culinary educators across the state of New York.
For more information on the Qualters Culinary Arts Practical Assessment, contact Elizabeth Soscia, NYSRAEF Educational Director at 800.452.5522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.