During the conduct of a performance test the instructor must also be a safety monitor in
addition to his/her role as evaluator. The instructor has the responsibility of stopping the
performance test whenever personnel injury or equipment damage can occur, public health
or safety is affected, or the trainee deviates from an approved procedure.
Evaluating the Performance Test
Scoring methods should be identified and should be closely related to the evaluation
standards. Trainees should be evaluated on how closely their performance meets the
standards. Some rating method examples are pass/fail, sat/unsat, yes/no, and 80% correct.
Debriefing the Trainee
At the completion of a performance test the instructor and the trainee should conduct a
detailed review of the trainee's performance. The instructor should tell the trainee if he/she
passed or failed the performance test. The review should be conducted immediately while
the events are fresh in the mind of both the instructor and the trainee. The instructor is
responsible to record the results accurately before, during, and after the performance test.
Accurate recording of results allows the testing process to be evaluated, ensures fair
grading, and allows for monitoring the results to ensure reliability.