POWER Standards Alignment Matrix Report (DISTRIBUTED 3.15)

 
This document describes the results of the analysis of the Knowledge and Skills-based standards for recreational POWER boat operation.

Standards Collaboration Initiative

The Standards Collaboration Initiative was begun by the US Coast Guard in June 2014.  It purpose is to stimulate greater collaboration among non-profit organizations who receive grant funding aimed at establishing national standards for recreational boating.  The four grantee organizations involved at the start of the initiative were US Sailing, National Association for State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The primary objective of the initiative is to help ensure the knowledge and skills-based standards developed or being developed are finished, organized and used throughout the country by organizations providing instruction in recreational POWER, SAIL and HUMAN-propelled boat operation.   

Kick-off Meeting Minutes (Updated)

 
FY14 RBS Non-profit Organization Grant Recipient Meeting. National On-The-Water Training Standards (June 23, 2014; USCG HQ Washington, D.C). This document contains the minutes from the original kick-off meeting of the US Coast Guard's Standards Collaboration Initiative, including the Coast Guard's vision for the outcome of the collaboration initiative. 

Standards Collaboration Leadership Team Meeting Presentation 

 
This document contains the presentation used during the September 2014 meeting of the Standards Collobration Leadership Team. In particular, it shared information about the Collaboration Projects that are being conducted by teams with members involved in both Knowledge and Skills-based standards development and application in the field. 

HUMAN Standards Alignment Matrix (DISTRIBUTED 3.15)

 
This document contains the analysis of the Knowledge and Skills-based standards for recreational HUMAN-propelled boat operation.  It identifies potential conflicts, gaps and overlaps between elenents within the two standards and can be used to help design the productive integration of knowledge and skills-based beginner-level instructional programming. 

HUMAN Standards Alignment Matrix Report (DISTRIBUTED 3.15)

 
This document describes the results of the analysis of the Knowledge and Skills-based standards for recreational HUMAN-propelled boat operation. 

POWER Standards Alignment Matrix (DISTRIBUTED 3.15)

 
This document contains the analysis of the Knowledge and Skills-based standards for recreational POWER boat operation.  It identifies potential conflicts, gaps and overlaps between elenents within the two standards and can be used to help design the productive integration of knowledge and skills based beginner-level instructional programming.
One of four Collaboration Projects involved the systematic comparison of the elements identified within Knowledge and Skills-based standards with the goal of understanding the level of alignment across both kinds of standards associated with POWER, SAIL, and HUMAN-propelled recreational boat operation. The hope is that the resulting alignment matrices will assist course developers and instructors with the effective integration of both kinds of standards within their instructional programming. Matricies for POWER and HUMAN domains have been completed.  The SAIL domain matrix will be completed once the SAIL Knowledge standard is completed.