Accession Number : ADA328136

Title :   The Utility of the Training and Evaluation Outline Data Base as a Performance Measurement System at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 95-Sep 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Fober, Gene W.

PDF Url : ADA328136

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The purpose of this examine the Training and Evaluation Outline (T&EO) data base for utility as a performance measurement system. Previous research bad determined that the data base was of limited value for making empirical analyses of the joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) performance data. Based on recommendations from the previous findings JRTC changed the performance measurement system. The changes included the introduction of a five-point rating scale and a reduction in the number of rated items. The current research was conducted to determine whether these additions increased the utility of the T&EO data base as a feedback and performance measurement system. T&EO data were analyzed at battalion task force company and platoon levels for nine rotations at the JRTC. It was found that the T&EO data base still lacks the reliability required to provide useful feedback to units or to provide researchers with useful information on unit trends, although tasks differed statistically the usefulness from a practical standpoint is limited because the range of scores is too narrow. Potential users of the data base are cautioned not to make conclusions based solely on statistical significance. Recommendations to improve the data include reducing the rating categories to more general levels and placing a greater emphasis on the importance of a qualify performance measurement system. A method to reduce the number of rating categories using subject mater experts was introduced as one way to improve the performance measurement system.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE TESTS, *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *TRAINING MANAGEMENT, DATA BASES, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, FEEDBACK, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE