Accession Number : ADA132200

Title :   Evaluator Bias in the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System (MCCRES) Its Identification and Control.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Wheeler,George M

PDF Url : ADA132200

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System (MCCRES) was designed to provide timely and accurate information concerning the ability of active and reserve forces to carry out assigned combat missions. To provide this information, units are subjected to simulated combat problems and their performance is obs erved by expert evaluators from within the Marine Corps. Though these evaluators are considered experts in their fields, they may inject bias into their evaluations causing an inaccurate combat readiness rating for the unit observed. Analysis of the MCCRES reveals three main areas where evaluator bias may appear; senior evaluator influence, other evaluator bias and interpretation of the mission performance standards used to conduct the evaluation. To alleviate these problems, three actions are explored; evaluator training, evaluator testing and quantification of the mission performance standards.

Descriptors :   *Performance tests, *Combat readiness, *Marine Corps personnel, *Bias, Test and evaluation, Test methods, Simulation, War games, Performance(Human), Ratings, Analysts, Discrimination, Missions, Standards, Active duty, Military reserves, Control, Problem solving, Training, Theses

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE