DoE Guide to Good Practices Evaluation Instrument Examples

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Training evaluation instruments can take a variety of forms. Regardless of the material, process, or program being evaluated, general principles should be followed to construct an evaluation instrument. Common formats for many evaluation instruments include checklists, numerical rating scales, questionnaires, interviews, and direct observation. In the discussion that follows, guidance for developing evaluation instruments is presented and examples of evaluation instruments are provided. The examples provided do not encompass all training activities, and they should be revised to reflect individual training and facility organizational needs.

2.1 Numerical Rating Scale Format

A numerical rating scale can be used to evaluate a trainee's performance on many tasks, group interactions, or instructor performance, or to collect feedback from facility management on trainee performance. The use of this format helps to control the subjectivity of the evaluator and provides better feedback than a simple pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory format. The numerical rating scale chosen should be adequately anchored at all times to keep the results as objective as possible. Numerical scales can be used to collect post-training feedback from trainees and supervisors and to conduct instructional setting evaluations.

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1. This Department of Energy (DOE) Handbook is approved for use by all DOE Components and their contractors. The Handbook incorporates editorial changes to DOESTD- 1006-92, Guide to Good Practices: Evaluation Instrument Examples, and supersedes and replaces DOE-STD-1006-92. Technical content of this Handbook has not changed from the original technical standard. Changes are primarily editorial improvements, redesignation of the standard to a Handbook, and format changes to conform with current Technical Standards Program procedures.

2. This technical standard provides guidance to DOE staff and contractors that can be used by training staffs (e.g., instructors, designers, developers and managers) and others for developing evaluation instruments. Examples of various methods and techniques have been included. These instruments are not necessarily intended to be used "as is," but they provide guidance for training evaluation instrument development.

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