Linking Assessment with Mathematics Instruction

The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics describes a student’s ability to solve mathematical problems and the demand of mathematical skills and concepts. It takes the guesswork out of instruction by describing which mathematical skills and concepts the student has learned and is ready to learn.

Like The Lexile® Framework for Reading, the Quantile Framework is a unique measurement system that uses a common scale to assess both a student’s mathematical achievement level and the difficulty of the skills and concepts being taught. It spans the developmental continuum from kindergarten mathematics through Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Pre-calculus.

Quantile measures offer valuable insight into a student’s readiness to learn more advanced mathematical skills and concepts—and how well that student is likely to solve more complex problems with targeted instruction.

Popular mathematics assessments and instructional programs, like TerraNova, HMH Math Inventory and Vmath, report Quantile measures. And with more state departments of education adopting the metrics, teachers and parents will have greater access to our measures to match student readiness with appropriate resources.

The Quantile Framework targets instruction, forecasts understanding and improves mathematics teaching and learning by placing the curriculum, the instructional materials and the students on the same scale. With Quantile measures, teachers can determine if students are on track to pass year-end assessments and succeed in college and careers.

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