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Updates to the Trainers Decision Aid: Developing the Electronic Scoring Tool

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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Effective performance requires Soldiers to maintain proficiency across multiple tasks. Training on collective or individual tasks is a time-consuming process, and readiness status is compromised when units are not able to train these skills at the necessary frequency. The Trainers Decision Aid TDA previously developed for the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI is designed to determine retention intervals of necessary skills in military populations. The TDA provides estimates of skill retention intervals based on the science of skill learning. However, to take full advantage of the tool requires consideration of decision-maker commanders, trainers preferences and updates to the TDAs format to enable use by trainers and decision-makers who may not experts in the learning sciences. This product describes the development of the TDA electronic scoring tool TDA-EST, including initial assumptions that influenced its development and instructions for using the tool in its current state.

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  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]