Accession Number:

ADA499492

Title:

Assessment Tools for Basic Army Noncommissioned Officer Training

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 2007-Jan 2009

Corporate Author:

APTIMA INC WOBURN MA

Report Date:

2009-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

The Army Research Institute Ft. Benning Research Unit and the Henry Caro Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Ft. Benning identified the need to create an objective assessment scheme for the Infantry Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course BNCOC. The intent was to produce an assessment instrument that could be used for formative and summative assessment both of different versions of BNCOC and also of different research interventions into BNCOC. Assessment instruments were developed for two major training modules small arms proficiency training SAPT and troop leading procedures TLP. During development of the assessment instruments, the Infantry BNCOC pedagogical model changed from direct, instructor-led training to outcome-based training and education OBTE and a corresponding emphasis on intangibles. With the change to OBTE, the SAPT and TLP instruments are now being used by BNCOC cadre as instructional job aids. Lessons learned from both instruments were incorporated into an outline for OBTE instructor preparation. Additionally, both instruments will serve as foundation for follow-on development of assessments of the effect of research interventions associated with OBTE upon BNCOC students.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE