The National Recognized Standard Evaluator Program

The purpose of the Recognized Standard Evaluators Program is to provide access to subject matter experts who can help develop On-Water instruction that integrates the national On-Water skills-based standards. These Standard Evaluators are ready to use their unique understanding of and experience with the National On-Water Standards (NOWS) to review programs, identify potential gaps, and make recommendations for developing the full profile of skills contained in the National On-Water Standards.  Standard Evaluators are also able to advise on the level of recreational boating knowledge obtained as a result of your instructional programs based on the demonstration of skills on the water.

 

Click here for more information about Recognized Standard Evaluators program and how these subject matter experts can support your use of the NOWS to design and deliver powerboat, human-propelled craft and sailboat skills-based instruction.

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POWER Domain

The POWER domain On-Water skills standard was approved as an American National Standard on November 12, 2015.  Standard Evaluators from across the country were trained as part of the process of field-testing the standard and tools used to assess performance on the standard. Click the button below to access information about POWER domain National Standard Evaluators available to support your work with integrating the National On Water Skills POWER Standard within your instructional programming.

HUMAN Domain

The HUMAN-propelled domain National On-Water Skills Standard has been approved as an American National Standard on October 21, 2016.  Standard Evaluators were trained as part of field-testing the Standard and tools used to assess performance on the Standard. Click the button below to access information about HUMAN domain National Standard Evaluators who are available to support your work with integrating the National On-Water Skills HUMAN Standard within your instructional programming.

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SAIL Domain

The SAIL domain Standard is currently undergoing final review and approval as an American National Standard (ANS) as part of The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) ANSI-approved process and expected to be finalized over the next few months.  Standard Evaluators from across the country were trained as part of the process of field-testing the Standard and tools used to assess performance on the SAIL Standard. Click the button below to access information about SAIL domain National Standard Evaluators who are available to support your work with integrating the National On-Water skills SAIL Standard within your instructional programming.

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