Threshold Knowledge Testing
Start a Presentation of new material at the Student's Level of Understanding
Reason: If you begin your presentation at a level where your students do not understand, there will be confusion and time wasted. Little or no learning will take place.
How to determine the students' level of understanding:
- Before the instruction starts, conduct a Threshold Knowledge Test (T.K.T.) to determine what your students know, or do not know. A Threshold Knowledge Test is simply some form of examination, written or oral, of sufficient length to inform you as to the actual level of knowledge.
- During the course of instruction have periodic reviews.
- Conduct a review of previous lessons before starting each lesson. The review should consist of a series of questions. If your students answer correctly, proceed. If they do not, re-teach.
- Check with other instructors for the strengths and weaknesses of your students, and arrange your material to fit the students' needs.
Source: Flight Instructor Guide