responsibility for the evaluation of training. It is a joint effort that should be used as a tool to
improve the training provided. Evaluation is normally divided into internal evaluation and
Internal evaluation involves feedback on the course of instruction on a regularly scheduled
basis. This information is used to make improvements to training. Examples include the
n Reviews of safety, the course, and attrition or setback percentages
m Testing Programs, including test-item analysis
H Evaluation of instructors in both classroom and laboratory settings
~ Critiques of course and instructors by the students
External evaluation involves the gathering of feedback by individuals or groups of individuals
outside the course. Although this information is normally not gathered as frequently as the
internal feedback data, it is also used to make improvements to the training.
S U M M A RY
The Navy training system is extremely complex. It includes the preparation to train, delivery
of training, and evaluation of training.
Although it requires coordination at all levels of the
Navy organization, the most essential, single link in the training chain is the instructor. The
instructor is the one who must simplify the learning process for students of varied backgrounds
and experiences. The instructor is the one who must present the knowledge and skills required
to transform students into proficient and productive members of the operating forces.