Accession Number : ADA141694

Title :   Construction of a Criterion-Referenced, Diagnostic Test for Boiler Technicians.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Laabs,G J ; Panell,R C

PDF Url : ADA141694

Report Date : May 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The development of a criterion-referenced, diagnostic test for Boiler Technicians (BTs) was a necessary part of a diagnostic testing/shipboard training program, the Personnel Readiness Training Program. In the absence of a well-defined technology for the construction of criterion-referenced tests, a systematic and practical approach to the development and evaluation of the diagnostic test was needed. The purpose of this effort was to develop a methodology for use in constructing the Basic Mechanical Procedures Test, a criterion-referenced, diagnostic test for Boiler Technicians. Since the purpose of the test was to diagnose individual deficiencies, it was decided that it should be job related and keyed to the 14 BT training modules that had been adapted for shipboard use. The test was developed in two phases: an initial development phase followed by a refinement phase.

Descriptors :   *Technicians, *Naval personnel, *Boilers, *Shipboard, *Diagnosis(General), *Job training, Individualized training, Test methods, Skills, Instructions, Instructional materials, Manuals, Test sets, Scoring, Validation

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE