Accession Number : ADA322240

Title :   An Interactive Test of Mariner Competence.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Smith, M. W. ; Sandberg, G. R. ; McCallum, M. C. ; Stewart, R. D. ; Hard, D. A.

PDF Url : ADA322240

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : This exploratory study demonstrated the feasibility of interactive testing of mariner competence in the knowledge and application of the Rules of the Road. A desk-top simulator system provides an interactive test that is potentially more accessible and affordable than use of a full-mission simulator. The study also demonstrated the feasibility of automatic scoring of an interactive test. Computerized automatic scoring eliminates the need for an expert examiner and provides objective, repeatable scoring. Administration of the test to sample candidates and analysis of the results demonstrated that multiple-choice items assess classroom knowledge while interactive responses assess the mariner's competence for potential application to bridge operations. Further development of both the test and scoring approaches is required. Recommendations for further development based on experience during the study are provided.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE TESTS, *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), COLLISION AVOIDANCE, BOAT AND SHIP SAFETY, COAST GUARD OPERATIONS, SURFACE NAVIGATION, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE