ERIC Number: ED413492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
A Comparison of Student Performance in a National Restaurant Association Foodservice Sanitation Exam by Students Taking versus Those Not Taking a Review Seminar.
A practicum was conducted to examine and improve the performance of students enrolled in a college of culinary arts on the National Restaurant Association Foodservice (NRAF) sanitation certification examination. Because the pass rate among students retaking the examination was lower than that among students taking the examination for the first time, it was hypothesized that a review seminar might be needed to help increase the pass rate among students retaking the certification examination. A 90-minute review seminar was developed with information gathered during a review of the literature on food sanitation and food safety education. The seminar was offered to 39 of the 85 students who had failed the NRAF examination on their first attempt. Three days later, the certification examination was readministered to all 85 students. A chi-square analysis of the test scores established that the review seminar did increase the performance of students retaking the NRAF sanitation certification examination. It was recommended that a review seminar similar to the one developed during the study be implemented and provided to students taking the NRAF examination for the first time and to students retaking the examination. (Contains 12 references) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.