CNATRAINST 1542.158B CH-1
31 AUG 2006
Grading Procedures (Aircraft and Training Devices)
(1) Absolute Maneuver Grading. Use the following grading
scale to document the student's characteristic performance on
maneuvers attempted during each event. This is an absolute
grading scale. Judge the student's proficiency only against the
item's CTS. (See Course Data, Student Performance
Measurement/Application of Standards, paragraph 21, page xiii.)
(a) Demonstrated (NG/1 Level).
Enter "No Grade
1. When the instructor demonstrates the
maneuver and the student does not subsequently perform it during
2. To indicate accomplishing all SSRs for that
event. Specify completed SSRs in the ATF's SSR comments
(b) 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
(c) Fair (F/3 Level). Performance is safe, but with
limited proficiency. Deviations exceed CTS, detracting from
performance. Corrections noticeably lag deviations, and may not
(d) 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.
(e) Excellent (E/5 Level). Greatly surpasses CTS.
Performance is correct, efficient, and skillful. Deviations are
very minor. Corrections, if required, are initiated by the
student and are appropriate, smooth, and rapid.
(2) Overall Event Grades. Overall event grades represent
the student's progression through the syllabus. Grade events
"Pass," "Marginal," or "Unsatisfactory." Use the following
definitions to characterize event grades.