Human Centered Performance Assessment Tools

Period of Performance: 03/10/2003 - 09/10/2003

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Micro Analysis and Design, Inc.
4949 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80301
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Micro Analysis & Design, Inc (MA&D) proposes to apply our expertise and technology to demonstrate integrated methods and tools for creating, assessing and analyzing measures of team performance and effectiveness during training events. The proposed approach will build on and adapt software products developed over a number of previous efforts to (1) develop a prototype for an integrated software tool that will support the training cycle from the development of diagnostic measures through adapting the training strategy to exercise assessed competencies, and (2) develop an online diagnostic assessment capability for team performance. The proposed software tools will allow the training community to construct performance measures, collect performance information from various sources, evaluate performance, analyze performance to assess essential competencies, recommend and support development of training interventions such as feedback delivery and scenario events/conditions to exercise specific competencies. Key elements of our proposed approach include mapping performance requirements to the associated knowledge and skill competencies necessary for effective performance and the development of human performance models operating as expert models to support online performance assessment. Real-time performance measurement and diagnosis will be an essential component of effective simulation-based training environments developed for government and commercial applications.