Construction of a Criterion-Referenced, Diagnostic Test for Boiler Technicians.
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The development of a criterion-referenced, diagnostic test for Boiler Technicians BTs was a necessary part of a diagnostic testingshipboard training program, the Personnel Readiness Training Program. In the absence of a well-defined technology for the construction of criterion-referenced tests, a systematic and practical approach to the development and evaluation of the diagnostic test was needed. The purpose of this effort was to develop a methodology for use in constructing the Basic Mechanical Procedures Test, a criterion-referenced, diagnostic test for Boiler Technicians. Since the purpose of the test was to diagnose individual deficiencies, it was decided that it should be job related and keyed to the 14 BT training modules that had been adapted for shipboard use. The test was developed in two phases an initial development phase followed by a refinement phase.
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