cause of the problem. The program evaluation board should also provide recommendations
for corrective action, (e.g., reteaching the required material) that are based on the causal
factors. Program evaluation boards need not follow the guidelines for administering oral
boards. For example, the program evaluation board may be administered to several
trainees at the same time, and board membership should consist of personnel who are
responsible for the training program in question. Typically, membership should include line
organization and training organization personnel.
During the performance demonstration a trainee demonstrates mastery of a task (i.e., a Job
Performance Measure). The performance demonstration is an integral part of the on-the-job
training (OJT) program, and is the evaluation of a specific task on the qualification card.
Administration is accomplished by observing the trainee perform the task. Predetermined
questions (oral examination) on theory and principles of operation, interactions with other
systems or components, and normal and abnormal operations are asked as part of the
Whereas the performance demonstration is used to evaluate a specific task, the operational
evaluation is used to evaluate the trainee's overall job abilities. The operational evaluation
is an evaluation of the trainee's ability to perform a predetermined set of interrelated tasks
and explain the associated underlying principles of operation of the components and
systems that will be used in the performance of their job. The operational evaluation is a
facility walkthrough that includes system and/or component operation, or simulation of
operations, during which the trainee is observed and questioned regarding procedures,
safety implications, and technical safety requirements. Operational evaluations should be
designed such that when completed satisfactorily they provide reasonable assurance that
the trainee understands and is able to safely and correctly perform job functions.
Generally, it is sufficient to select the critical tasks associated with the position and
develop the operational evaluation so that these tasks are comprehensively evaluated.