ERIC Number: ED201316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Computer Aided Training Evaluation and Scheduling (CATES) System: Assessing Flight Task Proficiency. TAEG Report No. 94.
Rankin, William C.; McDaniel, William C.
This report proposes a method for achieving improvements in the precision of determining Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) student aviator proficiency. The proposed method, called the Computer Aided Training Evaluation and Scheduling (CATES) system, provides a computer managed, prescriptive training program based on individual student performance. Designed to formalize and quantify the parameters of the decision process used to determine proficiency, the CATES system (1) clearly defines the level of skills required of the FRS graduate; (2) adds precision to instructor pilot judgments by providing a more clearly defined comparison standard; (3) increases reliability of instructor pilot judgments by grading each task execution rather than using the instructor's subjective judgment; (4) lists tasks for individual students depending upon whether proficiency has been attained, has not been attained, or has not been determined; and (5) provides an acceptable and workable performance assessment schema for use in a computer-managed instruction system. Twelve references are listed, and a mathematical discussion of the Wald Binomial Probability Ratio Test is appended. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL. Training Analysis and Evaluation Group.