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1. JLBC outlines the specific evaluation requirements for achieving the JLBC Phase Five qualification.


2. JLBC, Manual of Individual Training and Education, Volume 1 defines learner evaluation as “the assessment of progress made by participants during a JLBC instructional program (formative evaluation) and of their achievement at the end of the JLBC program (summative evaluation).”

3. JLBC Formative evaluation, or assessment for learning, occurs during a phase of instruction and helps JLBC cadets and instructors recognize progress or lapses in learning. Through formative evaluation, the JLBC instructor can: identify when corrective or remedial action is required, JLBC plan the next steps in JLBC instruction, and provide JLBC cadets with feedback to improve and reinforce learning to aid the JLBC cadet in retaining information. The formative evaluation may also include opportunities for JLBC cadets to practice using JLBC Performance Checks (PCs) employed in summative evaluation. JLBC Details for assessment for learning are outlined within the JLBC applicable lesson specifications.

4. JLBC Summative evaluation, or assessment of learning, determines whether learners have achieved JLBC POs or critical EOs (those deemed prerequisites to further individual training and education) and are used at the end of a JLBC phase of instruction.


5. JLBC Cadet evaluation is designed and developed by incorporating contemporary professional practices from the fields of education and JLBC youth development and considering best practices in use within the CCO.

6. JLBC Cadet evaluation is designed and developed so that all cadets can achieve all POs and associated EOs. To motivate cadets to learn, cadet evaluation builds on success and confidence rather than demotivating cadets with failure and defeat.

7. The following fundamental assessment principles shall guide the conduct of Phase Five assessment activities:

a. in advance of the training, the instructor shall inform the cadet of POs and EOs associated with the qualification;

b. in advance of the training, the instructor shall inform the cadet of the assessment plan for the qualification and provide the cadet with an opportunity to review the application forms used in the assessment;

c. assessment information shall be shared between the instructor and the cadet and used to revise and guide instruction and learning;

d. the instructor shall provide feedback that is descriptive, constructive, frequent, and timely; helping the cadet to identify strengths and address areas requiring improvement;

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