CONTROLLING THE QUALITY OF TRAINING.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE
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The need for a quality control system in a military training program and methods of establishing such a unit are described and evaluated in this report, which is part of a research project in the technology for developing training. It is stated that the purpose of quality control is to ensure a satisfactory standard of competence among the students who graduate, to maintain this quality by a continuous monitoring process, and to improve training where it is found to be deficient. In order to function successfully, a quality control system should constitute a separate unit, independent of but cooperating with the instructional departments. Attention is given to proficiency testing as the chief means of measuring the success of the training program, with emphasis upon the importance of a uniform standard and consistent method in the preparation, administration, and scoring of tests. Author