PERFORMANCE TEST CODE GUIDELINES
The following questions may help determine the most applicable performance code for
a given performance test item. For each question, circle an "S" or a "P."
Can the task be performed under actual job
Is the task observable under actual job conditions?
Is the task hazardous or does it involve any
unnecessary exposure* to radiation or other
Is performing the task on the job costly?
If performed, could the task adversely affect
There may be cases where some exposure is necessary to gain the greatest
benefit from the training; however, ALARA concepts should always be
After the results have been determined, use the table below as an aid in determining
the performance code:
Ps and Ss
Perform or Simulate
For the cases where "Simulate" is indicated as the result of the table, but where
manipulative skill demonstration is important to the evaluation of adequate task
performance, a "Perform" may still be warranted. Conversely, if a "Simulate" is
indicated, but the cost, the effect on facility operations, or the risks involved due to
radiation exposure and/or other hazards are considered excessive, a "Discuss" may be
the recommended performance code. Additionally, if manipulative skills are not a factor
and group evaluation is considered adequate, "Observe" may be an acceptable
performance code recommendation.