Standard Historical Last Updated: Oct 16, 2023 Track Document
ASTM E3313-23

Standard Guide for Communication of Assessor and Panel Performance

Standard Guide for Communication of Assessor and Panel Performance E3313-23 ASTM|E3313-23|en-US Standard Guide for Communication of Assessor and Panel Performance Standard new BOS Vol. 14.03 Committee E18
$ 83.00 In stock
ASTM International

Significance and Use

4.1 The procedures recommended in this guide can be used by a panel leader to provide assessors and panels feedback: (1) on their data-based performance, (2) on any behavior changes that are needed to improve their performance, and (3) to motivate assessors to remain engaged with the panel tasks. The aim of all these types of feedback is to ensure the generation of repeatable and valid data.

4.2 This guide provides direction for how to achieve mutually beneficial feedback exchanges between assessors and panel leaders.


1.1 This guide provides guidance to sensory panel leaders on how to deliver performance feedback to trained sensory assessors and panels. This guide is not intended to be used by individual assessors or anyone unfamiliar with the panel.

1.2 This guide covers recommended feedback given throughout assessor training, panel development, and ongoing assessor and panel monitoring.

1.3 This guide examines aspects of feedback including: types, when to provide, effective delivery, and alignment to performance expectations for assessors.

1.4 Descriptive, discrimination, and quality panels are within the scope of this guide.

1.5 This guide does not cover consumer panels (qualitative or quantitative).

1.6 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Contact Sales
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Book of Standards Volume: 14.03
Developed by Subcommittee: E18.05
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.1520/E3313-23
ICS Code: 67.240