Development of a Prototype Self-Assessment Program in Support of Soldier Competency Assessment
Final rept. Dec 2002-Dec 2004
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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Soldiers in the 21st century must possess the knowledge, skills, and other attributes to perform effectively in complex technical, information-rich environments. This study, Development of a Prototype Self-Assessment Program In Support of Soldier Competency Assessment, was conducted as a counterpart to the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI Performance Measures for 21st Century Soldier Assessment Perform M21. Perform M21 is a 3-year feasibility effort to identify viable approaches for an operational performance assessment system for Army enlisted personnel. In this study, the researchers identified the design and content of a self-assessment system SAS that would a help Soldiers feel confident about testing, b inform Soldiers about the junior noncommissioned officer NCO promotion system, and c familiarize Soldiers with the duties and responsibilities of NCOs. Information about best practices in the field of self-assessmenttest preparation including what is done in the other Armed Services, academia, and the test industry was used to develop a prototype SAS that would explore the realm of test preparation functions, actions, and items that a typical Soldier would encounter during this phase. The prototype SAS reflects Perform M21 test parameters it is web-based, targeted to E4 Soldiers, and focuses on the Army-wide core assessment.
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