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Government scrutiny and intensified oversight have dramatically changed the landscape of education in recent years. Observers want to know how schools compare, which district is best, which states are spending the most per student on education, whether reforms are making a difference, and why so many students are failing. Some of these questions require technical answers that educators historically redirected to outside experts, but the questions leveled at all educators have become so acute and persistent that they can no longer be outsourced. This text helps educators develop the tools and the conceptual understanding needed to provide definitive answers to difficult statistical questions facing education today.

Working with Ordinal, More-, or Less-Than Data
Working with ordinal, more-, or less-than data
The Problem: How to Work with Ordinal Scale Data

Ms. Riddle is the assistant principal at a high school that serves students from a very well-established part of the city. There the tradition is to rank students within their classes. As she reviews students' data, ...

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