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Abstract

This study is based on effectiveness data collected from beginning or new vocational education teachers. The report illustrates multiattribute utility technology applied to 31 indicator items first reported in a publication of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Nineteen of the 31 items were aggregated into a teaching effectiveness component and 12 into a component for school effectiveness. The teaching and school effectiveness components then were aggregated into 5 educational effectiveness functions based on as many different weighings (0, 10. 0.25, 0.50, 0.75. and 0.90) of the teaching effectiveness component. Properties of the resulting distributions were presented. Finally, a more general model of educational effectiveness based on multiattribute utility technology was explored.

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