Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Richard W. Malott

Second Advisor

Dr. Alyce M. Dickinson

Third Advisor

Dr. William K. Redmon

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent the job aid developed by Brethower (1968) controlled instructional designers’ behavior so that they effectively and efficiently produced performance-based learning programs. This study consisted of developing and testing two iterations of the Analysis-Design Instructional Guide (job aid). Instructional designers who used either version of the job aid were able to meet a higher percentage of general criteria for performance-based learning programs than designers who did not. In addition, they took less time to develop programs than industry norms suggest. Even though the behavior of the designers was not completely controlled by the worksheets, all the worksheets were used to some degree. These results suggest that the Analysis-Design Instructional Guide may enable instructional designers to produce performance-based instruction; and it may enable them to do it in a timely manner.