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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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BREAKING RANKS II: STRATEGIES FOR LEADING HIGH SCHOOL REFORM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE AUTHOR, 2004 $22.
In 2004, NASSP released Breaking Ranks II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform, a principal's handbook to high school improvement.
Charged with the task of presenting a paper loosely based on Wales and enterprise culture (or lack of it), he did not hold back from breaking ranks with his former party colleagues in the Assembly (some of whom were present
This was not some loud-mouthed but largely irrelevant backbencher breaking ranks on a point of principle.
Comparing Mr Morrison to other Government experts who broke ranks over the WMD claims, he said: "These are honest, hard-working servants of the state, well used to not breaking ranks and now they have.