AGER, R., 1990. The development of an assessment framework for design and technology at Key Stage 3. DATER 1990 Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
Most of the recent work that has been undertaken on assessment strategies in Design and Technology
has concentrated on GCSE work (MEG 1990) (LEAEG 1989), and on the methods of external
assessment developed by the Assessment of Performance Unit (APU 1987) which are being utilised
during the development of Standard Assessment Tasks. It is in this context that this study was
undertaken, in order to develop an assessment framework for Design and Technology at Key Stage
Three. The framework was constructed around the following criteria.