CCTC Accreditation 2022
Fresno Assessment of Student Teachers
The Fresno Assessment of Student Teachers (FAST) is a Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) system designed for exclusive use at California
State University, Fresno. FAST assesses the pedagogical competence of teacher candidates,
including interns, with respect to the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). FAST
consists of two projects. Single Subject and Multiple Subject candidates complete
the Site Visitation Project during their initial student teaching placements. Candidates
and interns complete the Teaching Sample Project during final student teaching (including
Each assessment evaluates multiple TPEs using a task-specific rubric for each section of the task. The tasks are scored by trained faculty and supervisors. To pass, each section of the project must earn a score of a 2 on a 4-point scale. Scores are reported to the candidate by task section. This disaggregated reporting provides useful feedback to candidates, to induction programs, and to university personnel.
FAST is completely embedded into the credential programs, with formative assessments included as part of course work, and the summative assessments required as part of the field work.
- FAST Manual
- FAST Overview presented to the CCTC
- Data: Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
- Data: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
- Data: Fall 2020 - Spring 2021
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: