Applied Sciences, Vol. 13, Pages 6346: Behavioral Indicator-Based Initial Flight Training Competency Assessment Model

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Applied Sciences, Vol. 13, Pages 6346: Behavioral Indicator-Based Initial Flight Training Competency Assessment Model

Applied Sciences doi: 10.3390/app13106346

Authors:
Hong Sun
Fangquan Yang
Peiwen Zhang
Qingqing Hu

Ensuring training safety is paramount to flight schools. In response to the inadequacy of traditional flight training assessment for comprehensive quantitative evaluation of cadet competency, an initial flight training competency assessment standard based on behavioral indicators was developed and optimized using the VENN model. Firstly, the Assessor Score Measurement Form (ASMF) was constructed according to the requirements of the Training Evaluation Worksheet specification, such as typical subjects, observations, and completion criteria. Secondly, based on the basic principles of the experience of the flight expert and the Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA), a matrix of correlations between the observations and each competency-based behavioral indicator was created to construct a competency assessment matrix. In addition, a two-dimensional model for representing competency items characterized by behavioral indicators was established and an optimization model for competency assessment criteria was constructed. Finally, through combining actual flight training data, the proposed method was validated in the flight screening check phase. The results show that the optimized flight training competency assessment scheme can be well quantified and matched to real instructor ratings with an accuracy of 84%. The assessment worksheet, the assessment matrix, and the VENN competency rating model can be adapted to the different teaching requirements of each flight phase, achieving a perfect match between the behavioral indicators and the competency items, which is highly versatile. The proposed model can more accurately reflect the core competencies of flight trainees, enable quantitative assessment of behavioral indicators and competency items, and provide support for subsequent training of trainees.

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