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Utility Functions for Test Performance

May 1972

James S. Dyer, William Farrell, and Paul Bradley

This paper discusses a utility function estimate procedure developed to provide curriculum planning information to elementary school principals. Both theoretical and empirical studies were performed to evaluate the procedure. The results of the use of this approach to obtain data from a national sample of principals are presented.

Dyer, J. S., Farrell, W., & Bradley, P. (1972). Utility functions for test performance (CSE Report 78). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, Center for the Study of Evaluation.