ERIC Number: ED339820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
The Development and Validation of a Performance Analysis for Training Model. Project Number Thirty-Nine.
Sleezer, Catherine M.
A Performance Analysis for Training (PAT) Model was developed and validated for use in analyzing an organization's performance needs that can be solved with training. The PAT Model incorporated the perspectives of both theorists and practitioners on training needs assessment. Three training needs assessment experts evaluated its content and face validity. The PAT Model was implemented in an organization to determine whether the actual outcomes resulting from the model were valid. Two decisionmakers used the information to make a decision about training. Both confirmed that the predicted outcomes from using the model had been achieved and reported that they had accomplished the following: (1) been involved in the training process; (2) obtained accurate and sufficient information for making decisions about the contributions that training should make to the performance needs of the company; and (3) obtained sufficient information for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating training. Four experts in training needs assessment rated the effectiveness of the PAT Model and found it useful in determining training needs. (Appendixes, amounting to about four-fifths of the report, include the first draft of the model, event descriptions that detail how the model was implemented, in-process and final reports, subject matter analysis, and project materials and information. There are 101 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.