College Board joins growing number of testing organizations linked to measures for connecting assessment to instruction
DURHAM, N.C. (PRWEB) MARCH 28, 2019
MetaMetrics® and College Board today announced a new partnership to link the SAT and PSAT-related assessments to the Lexile Framework® for Reading and the Quantile Framework® for Mathematics, beginning with the spring 2020 test administration window.
The Lexile and Quantile Frameworks place both the student and instructional material on the same scale to match the learner with reading and math resources at each student’s ability level. When students receive Lexile and Quantile measures from an assessment, their test scores become more actionable, allowing assessment to be linked to instruction.
“Our partnership with MetaMetrics furthers our efforts to ensure that the SAT and PSAT-related assessments provide students and educators with the information and opportunities to clear a path for students’ college and career success,” said Todd Huston, senior vice president, state and district partnerships at the College Board.
More than 2.1 million students in the class of 2018 took the redesigned SAT, an increase of 25 percent over the class of 2017, according to the 2018 SAT Suite of Assessments Annual Report. 4.3 million students took the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 in the 2017-18 school year, up from 2016-17. The SAT Suite of Assessments—the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9—allow educators and students nationwide to monitor progress over time and engage in productive practice to achieve college readiness.
“Over the last decade, the number of states, publishers and edtech companies that have linked their assessments and solutions to Lexile and Quantile measures has increased exponentially,” said Malbert Smith, CEO and co-founder of MetaMetrics. “As a next step in that continued growth, we are proud to collaborate with College Board to provide our instructional link to their SAT Suite of Assessments.”
About College Board
College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement® Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools. For further information, visit collegeboard.org.
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) and mathematics (The Quantile Framework® for Mathematics) 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.