14 October 2003
THE TEST MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
800. Purpose. CNATRA's Test Management System (TMS) is a means
to standardize and track the myriad of academic tests across the
NATRACOM. To that end, CNATRA requires that all academic tests
comply with both the Student Naval Aviator Training and
Administration Manual (TA Manual), CNATRAINST 1500.4F, and with
the guidelines set forth in this section. All existing curricula
and those under development will use test question banks, and
will test under TMS or TIMS as appropriate. T-45 curricula will
use the Training Integrated System (TIS) for on-line testing
until replaced by TIMS.
801. Background. TMS is a system approved by CNATRA, which
maintains test question banks for each test within a curriculum
and generates tests for local use. The system is run at every
CNATRA TRAWING instructional site by personnel assigned TMS
802. TMS Operator. The activity hosting the TMS on-line testing
system must provide an operator to properly administer the tests.
All tests will reside on the unit's server and it is the
responsibility of the operator to assure proper log into the on-
line testing and availability of tests.
803. Course Curriculum Model Manager Responsibilities. Course
Curriculum Model Managers (CCMMs) are responsible, along with the
applicable SM/CMs for generating, reviewing, and maintaining
their respective question banks. Questions should be reviewed
annually for accuracy and pertinence. Each curriculum objective
should be supported by several questions. At a minimum, there
will be three questions for each specific objective. This
requirement could be significantly greater for objectives which
represent several detailed items. The SM/CMs and Course
Curriculum Coordinator (CCC) should coordinate a review schedule
for test question banks. The question banks should not be handed
out; however, they are not considered confidential. They should
be comprehensive enough to ensure that if a student takes the
time to learn every possible question within a question bank,
that student has mastered and understands the testable material
within the curriculum.
804. Test handling. Tests generated through the TMS will be
handled in accordance with CNATRAINST 1500.4F, TA Manual. The
security of on-line tests and individual paper tests is still the
responsibility of the units administering the curricula.
805. Security. Hardware and software security and maintenance
is the responsibility of the custodian of the ADP equipment.