# Exercise 4.163 introduces a study in which half of the kindergarten classes in a school district are randomly assigned to receive iPads. We learn that the results are significant at the 5% level (the mean for the iPad group is significantly higher than for the control group) for the results on the HRSIWsubtest. In fact, the HRSIWsubtest was one of

Exercise 4.163 introduces a study in which half of the kindergarten classes in a school district are randomly assigned to receive iPads. We learn that the results are significant at the 5% level (the mean for the iPad group is significantly higher than for the control group) for the results on the HRSIWsubtest. In fact, the HRSIWsubtest was one of 10 subtests and the results were not significant for the other 9 tests. Explain, using the problem of multiple tests, why we might want to hesitate before we run out to buy iPads for all kindergartners based on the results of this study.

**Exercise 4.163**

The Auburn, Maine, school district conducted an early literacy experiment in the fall of 2011. In September, half of the kindergarten classes were randomly assigned iPads (the intervention group) while the other half of the classes got them in December (the control group.) Kids were tested in September and December and the study measures the average difference in score gains between the control and intervention group. The experimenters tested whether the mean score for the intervention group was higher on the HRSIW subtest (Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words) than the mean score for the control group.

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