Accession Number:

AD0260321

Title:

EVALUATION OF TWO PROTOTYPE SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS COVERING BASIC JOB KNOWLEDGE FOR SAGE TRACK MONITOR AND INTERCEPT DIRECTOR OPERATOR POSITIONS

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AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The Track Monitor TM and Intercept Director IND self-instructional programs and materials, covering basic job knowledges and skills, are investigated. Three groups of trainees completed each program 1 naive trainees who had no SAGE experience at all 2 cross-trainees who were proficient in other areas of SAGE but who had no TM or IND experience and 3 new trainees who had received TM or IND training but had very limited experience on the job. A fourth group of experienced TM and IND personnel were given the proficiency tests but did not participate in the training programs. All training groups averaged 83 on the proficiency tests. Training time averaged 15 hours for the TM program and 19 hours for the IND program. Experienced personnel scored an average of five percentage points lower on the proficiency tests than the new and cross-training groups in both programs they averaged five percentage points higher than the naive training groups for both programs. These results support the feasibility of using self-instructional materials of the type described for on-the-site initial training, crosstraining, and transition training purposes. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE