TE21, Inc, an award-winning education company, and MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading and Quantile® Framework for Mathematics, are partnering to provide improved data on student assessment performance. Student ability in reading is now being reported as a Lexile® measure and mathematical ability as a Quantile® measure through the CASE Benchmark Assessments online package. Lexile and Quantile measures are available to CASE customers.
TE21’s CASE Benchmark Assessments are designed to gauge the academic progress of students and to provide timely feedback that can be used by teachers to guide instruction. CASE reports are highly predictable and provide rich data, which educators can trust to guide their instructional decisions and provide students with appropriate goals and resources. Along with the data delivered by TE21’s CASE Benchmark Assessments, TE21’s online customers can receive Lexile and Quantile measures through secure sub-tests powered by the Lexile and Quantile Frameworks. The addition of Lexile and Quantile measures helps educators connect students with ability appropriate materials and monitor student progress toward college and career readiness standards.
“It is critical for educators and parents to have the data they need to understand students’ individual learning needs,” Cindy Hollar, TE21 CEO. “The addition of Lexile and Quantile measures will provide our customers with actionable information on student performance.”
The Lexile and Quantile Frameworks place both the student and instructional materials on the same scale to match the learner with appropriate math and reading resources at each student’s ability level. A scientific approach to reading measurement, the Lexile Framework matches readers to text. The Lexile Framework involves a scale for measuring both the reading abilities of students and the text complexity of materials they encounter. Similar to the Lexile Framework, the Quantile Framework matches students with instructional materials by measuring the mathematical ability of a student and the complexity of mathematical skills and concepts on the same developmental scale.
“TE21’s CASE assessments are a proven solution for providing key information about student progress,” said Malbert Smith, Ph.D., CEO, president and co-founder of MetaMetrics. “Lexile and Quantile measures being used in a meaningful benchmark like the CASE assessment allow educators to identify any gaps in knowledge and connect students with resources that encourage student learning.”
MetaMetrics is focused on improving education for learners of all ages and ability levels. The organization develops scientific measures of academic achievement and complementary technologies that link assessment results with real-world instruction. MetaMetrics’ products and services for reading (The Lexile® Framework for Reading, El Sistema Lexile® para Leer), mathematics (The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics) and writing (The Lexile® Framework for Writing) provide unique insights about academic ability and the potential for growth, enabling individuals to achieve their goals at every stage of development. Connect with the organization at: metametricsinc.com/blog.
About TE21, Inc.
Headquartered in Charleston, TE21, Inc. is an education company that provides assessment, intervention, professional development, and education improvement services to K-12 schools. Using technology tools, world-class training, and educational consultants, we partner with our customers to advance the academic achievement of our most important responsibility – our students. Our dedicated team of educators and support staff is committed to delivering high-quality products and services to help schools improve the education experience for all students. For more details, visit http://www.te21.com.