Developing Performance-Based Assessments of Mariner Proficiency
Final rept. Feb 2001
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT
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The present study explored the requirements for developing and documenting performance-based assessments that would conform to the amended Seafarers Training, Certification and Watchkeeping STCW Code. The study had two major objectives 1 specify and refine a method for developing performance-based assessments of mariner proficiency and 2 develop an assessment for Automatic Radar Plotting Aid ARPA operator proficiency. A five-step method for developing performance-based assessments of mariner proficiency was created on the basis of a review of STCW requirements and the Instructional Systems Development literature, then applied in the development of an ARPA operator proficiency assessment. Overall, the proposed assessment development method was found to be useful in guiding the development of an objective and valid set of performance-based assessment procedures. It was recommended that future efforts be directed toward refinement of the method, development of additional assessment examples, and development of practical guidance and training for the maritime community.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Marine Engineering