ERIC Number: EJ787165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Reference Count: 16
Enhancing Military Training through the Application of Maximum and Typical Performance Measurement Principles
Mangos, Phillip M.; Arnold, Richard D.
Performance Improvement, v47 n3 p29-35 Mar 2008
The study examined in this article casts the challenge of enhancing military training effectiveness as one of reducing the discrepancy between maximum and typical performance. Our principal assertion is that performance measurement focused on this discrepancy can enhance performance improvement initiatives because it gives the foundation for estimating trainees' true potential and, thus, helping them achieve it. We discuss applied measurement principles from a recently proposed framework for assessing, predicting, and enhancing maximum and typical performance. We then describe critical issues that must be addressed for effective application of the proposed framework, drawing particular attention to issues related to the accurate assessment of task priorities, situational constraints on performance, and identification of viable performance data sources.
Descriptors: Military Training, Measurement Techniques, Evaluation Methods, Military Personnel, Performance Based Assessment, Military Schools, Armed Forces, Task Analysis
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