ERIC Number: ED066893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Training Evaluation and Student Achievement Measurement: A Review of the Literature.
Bergman, Brian A.; Siegel, Arthur I.
Training evaluation and student achievement measurement literature is reviewed with primary emphasis placed on studies reported in the last 10 years. Recent trends in training evaluation and student achievement measurement are presented. Factors relating to this topic, such as statistical methods, course development methods, training techniques, learning styles, motivation, and moderator variables are also included. Where new methods of training evaluation and student achievement measurement appear in the literature, detailed presentations are given. Among these procedures were cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analysis, criterion-referenced testing, sequential testing, confidence testing, convergent and discriminant validity, and computer-assisted branched testing. Conclusions are that systematic approaches to evaluation and course development are receiving more and more attention. Most systems begin with a job analysis in order to derive a list of behaviorally-oriented job requirements from which training objectives can be formulated. The new techniques in evaluation and measurement have resulted from attempts to determine whether training objectives have been realized. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Achievement, Branching, Computer Assisted Instruction, Confidence Testing, Cost Effectiveness, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Learning Modalities, Literature Reviews, Measurement Techniques, Military Training, Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Systems Approach, Testing, Training Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lowry AFB, CO.
Authoring Institution: Applied Psychological Services, Inc., Wayne, PA.