21 May 2003
Mission Grading Procedures and Evaluation Policies
a. General Evaluation Policy. Course Training Standards
(CTS) listed in this instruction and the Maneuver Item Files
(MIF) are minimum stage/phase completion standards per maneuver.
CTS/MIF are designed to allow for minimum performance in a
specific area with the understanding that performance above the
minimum CTS/MIF will offset the weak area.
b. Grading Procedures (Aircraft and Training Devices). All
flights with the exception of the EOB flight will be graded on a
pass/fail criterion. For the EOB flight, use the following
grading scale to document the IUT's performance on maneuvers
attempted during the EOB sortie. This is an absolute grading
scale. Judge the IUT's proficiency only against the item's
course training standard.
(1) Demonstrated (NG/1 Level)
(a) When the SI demonstrates the maneuver and the
IUT does not subsequently perform it during the sortie.
(b) To indicate accomplishing SSRs. Specify the
completed SSRs in the ITF's SSR comments section.
(2) Unable (U/2 Level). Performance is unsafe or lacks
sufficient knowledge, skill, or ability. Deviations greatly
exceed CTS, significantly disrupting performance. Corrections
significantly lag deviations, or aggravate the deviation.
(3) Fair (F/3 Level). Performance is safe, but with
limited proficiency. Deviations exceed CTS, detracting from
performance. Corrections noticeably lag deviations, and may not
be appropriate. EXAMPLE: Using bank angle to compensate for
poor rudder trim would be an inappropriate correction for heading
(4) Good (G/4 Level). Characteristic performance is
within CTS. Deviations outside CTS are allowed, provided they
are brief, minor, and do not affect safety of flight.
Corrections must be appropriate and timely.
(5) Excellent (E/5 Level). Greatly surpasses CTS.
Performance is correct, efficient, and skillful. Deviations are
very minor. Corrections, if required, are initiated by the IUT
and are appropriate, smooth, and rapid.
c. Progression Rule. Performance must meet MIF by the end
of block. IUT shall maintain or exceed MIF performance from one
block, stage, or media to the next.