Accession Number:

ADA355986

Title:

Comparison of Proficiency Objectives, Performance Objectives, and Success at Follow-on Training

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center DLIFLC trains students in over 21 foreign languages for the Department of Defense DoD. The National Security Agency NSA and Defense Intelligence Agency DIA are responsible for setting the training objectives for students entering professional fields in intelligence. In the past, general proficiency in listening, reading, and speaking skills has been the focus of language learning and testing in the DoD. Certain minimum scores on the Defense Language Proficiency Test DLPT are required for certain training and operational positions within the DoD. DoD has not established applicable performance objective scores for training and operational positions. Individual service commanders at DLIFLC may exercise some discretion in borderline cases where general minimum DLPT requirements have not been met. They may take into account performance objective scores and grant waivers for attending Goodfellow Air Force Base GAFB follow-on training. The purpose of this study is to determine how the performance objective scores relate to success on the DLPT and how the combination of DLPT and performance objective tests might possibly relate to success on follow-on training at GAFB. Success at GAFB is defined by on-time graduation, number of required special-assistance hours, and performance on block tests.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE