This paper describes the analysis of learning curves as part of the evaluation of a competence-based assessment system designed for air traffic control (ATC) simulator and on-the-job training (OJT) at LVNL. This system should contribute to an increased output from training by making learning processes more effective and efficient. Learning curves were derived from assessment results obtained in training. Patterns and individual differences in learning should be recognized in these (recalibrated) learning curves if the assessment system is well-designed, needed for adequate feedback and interventions. We divided the trainees into three groups and we compared their learning curves with patterns of prototypical learning curves. Next, we analysed differences in development of competences. The results show that the assessment system represents patterns and individual differences in learning adequately.
& van Weerdenburg, H.
(2007). Analysis of Learning Curves: Evaluation of Assessment in Atc Training. 2007 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 498-504.