Accession Number : ADA263896
Title : Reliability of Mechanical Maintenance Performance Measures
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT DIV
Personal Author(s) : Mayberry, Paul W ; Wright, William H
Report Date : Feb 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 55
Abstract : A fundamental requirement in the development and administration of performance measures is that such assessments should result in reliable scores that accurately indicate a person's level of proficiency. This research memorandum examines the reliability of two performance measures of mechanical maintenance developed for the Marine Corps Job Performance Measurement Project: hands-on performance tests and job knowledge tests. Multiple estimates of reliability were computed, and the consistency of test administrators in scoring hands-on performance was specifically examined. The hands-on performance tests and the job knowledge tests were found to result in very reliable measurements. Properly trained and monitored test administrators were able to score hands-on performance consistently across examinees, over time, and for different test content. Implications for subsequent performance measurement are presented, and possible training implications based on mechanics who were retested are noted.
Descriptors : *JOBS , *MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE , CONSISTENCY , ESTIMATES , HANDS , JOB TRAINING , MAINTENANCE , MANAGEMENT , MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL , MEASUREMENT , MECHANICS , PERFORMANCE TESTS , PROFICIENCY , RELIABILITY , REQUIREMENTS , SCORING , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , TEST AND EVALUATION , TEST METHODS , TIME
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE