ERIC Number: ED077934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Developing Performance Tests for Training Evaluation.
Osborn, William C.
This paper describes the major action points in the course of developing a test for training evaluation. The author gives a brief summary of the 14 action points he considers basic for a test developer: (1) obtain list of terminal objectives with skill and knowledge requirements; (2) determine criticality of objectives to military mission; (3) determine adequacy of objective: presence of task behavior, conditions and standard; (4) review objective with job/training analyst; (5) determine feasibility of duplicating the objective's conditions and task behavior in a test situation; (6) develop a substitute method of testing: simulating conditions or task behavior; (7) determine number of replications or variations of test behavior necessary for reliable measurement; (8) determine controls on test conditions necessary to insure standardization over trainees; (9) develop objective pass-fail scoring procedure for trainee qualification; (10) develop diagnostic scoring procedures for training evaluation; (11) prepare detailed instructions for tester, trainee, and scorer; (12) determine feasibility of testing on all terminal objectives; (13) determine a relevant sample of test items (terminal objectives) for inclusion in test; and (14) prepare final specifications for test administration. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Research and Development (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Paper presented at U.S. Continental Army Command Training Workshop (Fort Gordon, Georgia, October 1971)