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rank

(rank),
1. The ordinal position of an observation in the set of observations of which it is a member.
2. To order a set of observations according to their rank.

rank

the place in a series occupied by a value when the series has been set in order according to a particular trait, usually size. Called also order statistic.

rank sum test
nonparametrical statistical test used to compare two methods by seeing if one method contributes more to the higher ranked values.
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There are certain presuppositions in Breaking Ranks II in which the reader is invited to share: every student counts, every student can learn, and every student should be taught.
Some of the recommendations included in Breaking Ranks H reflect the recommendations of ACTE.
KnowledgeWorks Foundation is privileged to support the dissemination of Breaking Ranks in the Middle with its up-to-date, thorough vision, complete with implementation advice, of how middle school should be done," said Chad P.
The ultimate goal of Breaking Ranks in the Middle is to move from isolated, often profiled, model high-performing schools to an entire system of excellent schools benefiting all students.
SACRAMENTO - Breaking ranks with fellow Democrats, a top legislative leader on Wednesday urged at least a partial overhaul of Proposition 98, saying the voter-approved protection for school funding leaves the state short of cash for health care programs for the poor.
THE combined MMR vaccine yesterday received cross-party support in the Welsh Assembly with the Tories breaking ranks with their Westminster colleagues over the single jab.
Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, the House minority leader, joined other Democrats in breaking ranks and calling on party members to back a single candidate, according to The Associated Press.