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NEPS technical report for mathematics : Scaling results of Starting Cohort 1 for eight-year-old children (wave 9). / Petersen, Lara Aylin; Beyer, Tessa; Bednorz, David.

Bamberg : Leibniz Institut für Bildungsverläufe, Nationales Bildungspanel, 2022. (NEPS Survey Paper; No. 97).

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Petersen, Lara Aylin ; Beyer, Tessa ; Bednorz, David. / NEPS technical report for mathematics : Scaling results of Starting Cohort 1 for eight-year-old children (wave 9). Bamberg : Leibniz Institut für Bildungsverläufe, Nationales Bildungspanel, 2022. (NEPS Survey Paper; 97).

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