The Unit-Conduct of Fire Trainer (U-COFT) as a Medium for Assessing Gunner Proficiency: Test Reliability and Utility
Final rept. Jun-Dec 1985
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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A device-mediated M1 tank gunnery test was developed for administration on the Unit-Conduct of Fire Trainer U-COFT. The purpose of the research was to examine the reliability of the test, and to assess the utility of the test for estimating gunners proficiency independently of the Tank Commanders TC contribution. The reliability of six of nine U-COFT measures exceeded .70. The Gunners hit rates were found to be heavily influenced by the TCs performance, including the TCs ability to train. The results show that the TC performance must be stabilized if the U-COFT tests are to be used to assess Gunners performance alone. Recommendations were made as to how the U-COFT could be efficiently used in units as a training and testing device.
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