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Now, whose schools are really better (or weaker) than Germany's? A multiple testing approach

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  • Hanck, Christoph

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Using PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) data, we investigate which countries' schools can be be classified as significantly better or weaker than Germany's as regards the reading literacy of primary school children. The `standard' approach is to conduct separate tests for each country relative to the reference country (Germany) and to reject the null of equally good schools for all those countries whose $p$-value satisfies p_i

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  • Hanck, Christoph, 2008. "Now, whose schools are really better (or weaker) than Germany's? A multiple testing approach," MPRA Paper 12008, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:12008
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    PIRLS; Multiple Testing; Multi-Country Comparisons;

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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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