The Shape of Achievement: Modeling the Functional Form of Mathematics, Reading, and Science

This post contains the information in a handout presented at a roundtable at the 2022 AERA Conference.

William Murrah, Svetlanna Chesser and Natalie Neugebauer www.statistical-thinking.com (QMER)aub.ie/qmer
2022-04-20

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