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Measuring and Tracking Skills in the Army Reconnaissance Course

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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This report describes follow-on research to Ratwani, Dean, Knott, Diedrich, Flanagan, Walker, and Tucker 2016 which developed an assessment toolkit for the Army Reconnaissance Course. The ARC-Field Tool ARC-FT includes measures of leader skillsattributes on a tablet allowing instructors to observe and assess classroom and field events in real time. The ARC-FT supports standardized training assessments and provides consistent, accurate ratings of attributes across students and instructors. Student data are stored and easily accessed to support instructor hand off or shift change within and across training days and can be exported to a server for aggregation and trend analysis over time. The ARC-FT also supports course management activities by allowing students and instructors to sign summative assessments and by saving printing the assessments to a final approved paper format. The first report Ratwani et al., 2016 focuses on the initial development and evaluation of the tool. The current research report describes the development of additional performance measures, the associated performance assessment software, and the toolkits subsequent use and evaluation. The results described in both reports point to good agreement across raters and demonstrated the usefulness of the tool for assessing and tracking student progress.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]