Accession Number : ADA114764

Title :   A Generic Model for Evaluation of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control Specialist Training Programs,


Personal Author(s) : Boone,James O

PDF Url : ADA114764

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The Systems Analysis Research Unit at the Civil Aeromedical Institute (CAMI) has developed a generic model for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Academy training program evaluation. The model will serve as a basis for integrating the total data base into a common format across all training programs. The model consists of four components: (1) design, (2) implementation, (3) formative, and (4) summative evaluation. Design evaluation is an assessment of the comprehensive implementation plan; implementation evaluation is a determination that the plan is completely and accurately implemented according to prescription; formative evaluation is a continual monitoring of the program to keep the process reliable, stable, and on track; and summative evaluation monitors the product of the training program. The design evaluation relies on the task, knowledge, and skills analysis and the documents in the implementation plan. The implementation evaluation makes use of the data from frequent status studies. Formative and summative evaluations make use of statistics amd mathematical modeling, primarily linear regression models, to monitor the process and products of the programs and to estimate and determine the impact of changes made to the programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air traffic controllers, *Training, Specialists, Reliability, Models, Test and evaluation, Statistical analysis, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE