Why Monitor and Evaluate?
Q) Explain why it is important to monitor and evaluate your progress (4).
Mark for explanation
‘A performer should monitor their progress because it lets them see if their development plan is working. This means they can see if they are meeting each short-term goal and adapt the approaches they are using if they find they are not meeting their targets to make it more relevant to their performance levels.’
‘A performer should also monitor their progress because it allows them to identify what approaches works for them. This means they can use these approaches again in future development plans should they be appropriate for developing that new weakness.’
‘Another reason why a performer should monitor their progress is because it will allow them to make comparisons between their initial data and re-tests. This means they can measure their progress and gain a confidence boost if they see improvements have been made which can lead to them setting more challenging goals to ensure they do not plateau.’
‘Finally, a performer should evaluate their progress because it can help them identify new areas for development. This means that rather than get complacent, they will focus on new weaknesses and develop other areas of their performance by taking it back through the cycle of analysis.’
Can you now:
1) Explain why it is important to monitor and evaluate your progress during and after your training programme. (4).