Conduct the same discussion as required for a perform signature.
Observe an individual performing the specified task. Conduct the same
discussion as required for a perform signature.
Discuss the specified task using applicable procedures, piping and
instrumentation drawings, blueprints, etc., including the discussion as required
for a perform. Demonstrate knowledge of the task by describing the
manipulations required and the parameters that may be expected to change.
This method of accomplishment is the least desirable for performance testing.
Simulate, observe, and discuss should be used only when perform is not feasible, such as in
a high radiation area. The trainee should always demonstrate each of the critical task
elements by the designated method to successfully demonstrate the task. For example, if
the task MOA is "P," the trainee must actually perform each element designated as "critical."
The trainee cannot simulate nor discuss those items. The non-critical elements could have
a discuss MOA designation to save testing time and allow concentration on the critical
items. Non-critical elements need not be included if focus is required on the critical
elements to save time.
Construct the Performance Test
Based on the previous information the performance test can be constructed. A performance
test typically consists of major items which include:
A performance learning objective (task statement) indicating the action and the
Condition(s) under which the action is to be accomplished
Standard(s) against which performance is to be measured
Method of accomplishment (perform, simulate, observe, or discuss)
Elements (at least critical elements, and non-critical if desired) to be
accomplished with the MOA and references indicated