The Concepts of Performance-Oriented Instruction Used in Developing the Experimental Volunteer Army Training Program.
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The report describes the planning and implementing of the Experimental Volunteer Army Training Program EVATP at Fort Ord early in 1971. This was the Armys first effort to effect major training innovations in the conversion toward an all-volunteer Army. By the fall of 1971, this program was being used as a model for implementing the EVATP at other Army Training Centers. In developing the EVATP system, six established learning principles were applied to Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training to modify the conventional training system. Course objectives and performance tests used were developed jointly by Fort Ord and HumRRO. In a comparison with a conventionally trained group, independently conducted by the Infantry School at Fort Benning, EVATP graduates performed significantly better on five out of seven BCT subjects, and seven out of nine AIT subjects. In general, these gains were shown by men at all levels of aptitude. Author
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