New Collaboration Will Support More Than 5,000 Educators With Data-Driven Instruction Tools
Durham, N.C. and Herndon, V.A.– March 9, 2021 – In communities across the nation, schools and districts are experiencing unprecedented challenges caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To strengthen their efforts, MetaMetrics®, Inc. and Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) today announced a new data-driven partnership that supports more than 5,000 educators across the country.
Whether it’s upfront testing or ongoing growth measures throughout the school year, data-driven instruction plays a key role in helping students succeed. As part of the partnership with MetaMetrics, Stride’s K12-powered teachers now have Premium membership access to the Lexile & Quantile Hub: data tools that help teachers more effectively and seamlessly connect students to key learning resources that supplement instruction.
“At Stride, we are focused on ensuring that students of all ages reach their full potential,” said Faith Shanholtzer, Stride’s Vice President of curriculum, instruction, and strategic programming. “Providing our teachers with targeted resources for using Lexile and Quantile measures to personalize instruction for students is one more way we are fulfilling this important mission.”
Stride K12-powered students already participate in various assessments that report Lexile and Quantile measures throughout the school year. However now, with access to the Lexile and Quantile Hub, their teachers have an extensive suite of tools and resources available at their fingertips—all from a single, easy-to-navigate platform.
“We are proud to partner with Stride as their teachers leverage Lexile and Quantile resources to help all learners grow,” said Malbert Smith, CEO and co-founder of MetaMetrics. “It will be exciting to hear about the many ways that they use the wealth of resources on the Hub to personalize reading and math learning for their students.”
On the Hub, Stride K12-powered teachers can use a number of innovative tools including:
- The Quantile Math Skills Database, which allows them to examine specific assessment measures and standards for each state;
- Teacher Assistant and Find Your Lesson, which gauges student readiness and differentiate instruction based on an individual student’s or a class performance;
- WordLists helps teachers create custom, targeted vocabulary lists separated by grade level; and
- Lexile and Quantile Career Databases provide real-time data on job growth, in-demand skills, and labor market trends and help teachers identify careers that may interest their students.
For more information about MetaMetrics, visit metametricsinc.com. For more information about Stride, visit stridelearning.com.
About Stride, Inc.
At Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) – formerly K12 Inc. – we are reimagining lifelong learning as a rich, deeply personal experience that prepares learners for tomorrow. Since its inception, Stride has been committed to removing barriers that impact academic equity and to providing high-quality education for anyone—particularly those in underserved communities. The company has transformed the teaching and learning experience for millions of people by providing innovative, high-quality, tech-enabled education solutions, curriculum, and programs directly to students, schools, the military, and enterprises in primary, secondary, and post-secondary settings. Stride is a premier provider of K-12 education for students, schools, and districts, including career learning services through the middle and high school curriculum. Providing a solution to the widening skills gap in the workplace and student loan crisis, Stride equips students with real-world skills for in-demand jobs with career learning. For adult learners, Stride delivers professional skills training in healthcare and technology, as well as staffing and talent development for Fortune 500 companies. Stride has delivered millions of courses over the past decade and serves learners in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The company is a proud sponsor of the Future of School, a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gap between the pace of technology and the pace of change in education. More information can be found at stridelearning.com, K12.com, destinationsacademy.com, galvanize.com, techelevator.com, and medcerts.com.
MetaMetrics is an award-winning education technology organization that offers the only scientifically valid, universal scales for measuring silent and oral reading and listening (Lexile) and math (Quantile) with plans to develop measures for writing. The Lexile and Quantile Frameworks measure student ability and the complexity of the content they encounter. Lexile and Quantile measures and related technologies link assessment to instruction and provide next steps for students of all ages and abilities. The measures also provide valuable insights about students’ potential for growth. MetaMetrics’ measures, products and services are licensed to dozens of education product companies to help achieve that growth. For 35 years, MetaMetrics’ work has been increasingly recognized for its research-based approach to improving learning. For more information, visit metametricsinc.com.