FEMA IS 130.A: How to be an Exercise Evaluator

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Study guide to IS 130.a How to be an Exercise Evaluator, contains course notes and the fema is 130 answer key.

Course Date

2/12/2018

Course Overview

This Independent Study course is a new offering that introduces the basics of emergency management exercise evaluation and improvement planning. It also provides the foundation for exercise evaluation concepts and practices as identified in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.

Course Objectives:

  • Define roles and responsibilities of an exercise evaluator
  • Discover the tools necessary to support the exercise evaluator for a successful exercise evaluation
  • Identify the necessary tasks in conducting an exercise evaluation
  • Recognize methods of analyzing exercise data.

Primary Audience

Emergency management and homeland security professionals who require an introduction to exercises. EM, PIO, Fire, EMS, PH, LE, PW, VOAD, Private Industry.

Prerequisites

IS-120.c, An Introduction to Exercises

From IS-130.A: How to be an Exercise Evaluator

 

Example Questions

In addition to evaluators collecting observational data, they should also collect data from:
A. Event logs
B. Video or audio recordings
C. Player hot wash
D. A and B
E. All of the above

What is the purpose of the Controller/Evaluator (C/E) Handbook?
A. Provide instructions for controllers and evaluators
B. Provide a chronological timeline of expected actions and scripted events to be injected into exercise play
C. Guide exercise observation and data collection
D. Provide a timeline and location for all expected exercise events

 Evaluator selection criteria include:
A. Be from agencies not participating in the exercise
B. Have limited-to-no experience in the functional area that they will be assigned to evaluate, to maintain objectivity
C. Be from the jurisdiction(s) not participating in the exercise
D. A and C
E. B and C
F. All of the above

 You are an evaluator for a discussion-based exercise. What data would you record?
A. The participants’ actions
B. The participants’ discussions
C. The participants’ actions and discussions
D. None of the above

After an exercise, the lead evaluator is responsible for:
A. Assembling evaluator packets
B. Conducting an Evaluator Briefing
C. Identifying data collection methods
D. Overseeing the development of the After-Action Report (AAR)

All of the following are components of the Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) except:
A. Event synopses
B. Scenario time
C. Expected participant responses
D. Performance thresholds for each core capability being exercised

You are an evaluator for an operations-based exercise. What data would you record?
A. The participants’ actions
B. The participants’ discussions
C. The participants’ actions and discussions
D. None of the above

To maintain objectivity, exercise evaluators should have limited-to-no experience in the functional area that they are assigned to evaluate.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

All of the following are exercise-related data evaluators should record except:
A. The name and time of the exercise
B. Decision-making processes used
C. Target ratings
D. Controller actions

A challenge facing exercise evaluators is contamination. This occurs when evaluators:
A. Make errors that are traceable to characteristics of the evaluator
B. Believe it is their job to find something wrong, regardless of the players’ performance
C. Know how an activity was performed in earlier exercises and permit this knowledge to affect their expectations
D. Believe it is their job to find something wrong, regardless of the players’ performance

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