Accession Number:

ADA207258

Title:

A Review and Annotated Bibliography of Training Performance Measurement and Assessment Literature

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1985-Feb 1987

Corporate Author:

HAY SYSTEMS INC ORLANDO FL

Report Date:

1988-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

The objective of this report is to provide a foundation for technical training performance measurement and assessment PMA research. This review was performed to support a specific research project that surveyed current methods of PMA in schools and units for six Military Occupational Specialists MOS. The authors reviewed research efforts that address training PMA concerns. Of the many documents reviewed, 173 are presented in annotated format as an appendix to this report. The review reveals the lack of an integrated system for measuring and assessing training performance. Several specific problems were indicated by the review. There is an over-reliance on subjective measures of performance, and a shortage of valid, reliable quantitative performance measures of training strategies and training effectiveness. Researchers should investigate means for developing more empirical data, better analytic methods, and standardized measurement. Increased emphasis should be placed on the application of learning principles such as knowledge of results and retention of learning in designing PMA systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE