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MetaMetrics Extends the Quantile Framework for Mathematics to Report Strand-Level Student Performance

Report six areas of student performance in mathematics. Quantile strand-level reporting is now available.

Enhanced reporting with more granular information about a student’s performance describes abilities in six areas of mathematics that span number sense through calculus and statistics.

ANAHEIM, CA (March 5, 2024)MetaMetrics® announces at The Association of Test Publishers (ATP) Global Conference, the expansion of the Quantile® Framework for Mathematics to provide strand-level reporting in six strands of mathematics. With additional, more granular insights into students’ understanding of mathematics, educators can better tailor instruction and close learning gaps. This comes at a time when national student math scores are at a historic low, according to recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data. MetaMetrics will feature the new math offering during a Pi Day webinar on 3.14 titled, “Offer More Diagnostic Data with Quantile Strand-Level Reporting” (registration required).

These mathematics strands are the building blocks of the well-known Quantile Framework and include Algebra & Algebraic Thinking, Number Sense, Numerical Operations, Measurement, Geometry, Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability. The Quantile scale is used to measure both student mathematics ability and the difficulty of mathematics materials on the same developmental scale, providing a means to match each student’s mathematics ability with appropriately challenging instructional tasks. This enables educators to tailor learning to each student and support individual growth. MetaMetrics is currently developing Lexile strand-level data for reading, which will be available next year.

“Extending the Framework to provide more specific information about student learning in mathematics empowers educators to tailor instruction for each learner. With NAEP math scores showing that we’ve lost ground–nearly two decades’ worth of progress–it is critical that we provide teachers and parents with the information they need to support students,” said Malbert Smith, Ph.D., Co-founder and CEO of MetaMetrics.

McGraw Hill, a longtime partner of MetaMetrics, will report Quantile strand-level data as domain strengths and weaknesses through the new McGraw Hill Plus Standards and Skills Graph. This tool, designed to simplify educators’ daily workflow, will be available in the fall of 2024, making McGraw Hill the first assessment provider to offer this new solution.

Quantile strand-level reporting is an available enhancement to custom Quantile assessments developed by MetaMetrics, can be aligned to preferred academic standards and leverages the MetaMetrics Scoring API. Add-ons are available to further extend value, such as the Quantile® Sequencing and Content Measurement Services, which match instructional materials to specific skills and concepts. Aligning assessment results with classroom learning makes measurement actionable and supports student growth.

Quantile strand-level reporting includes Number Sense, Algebra & Algebraic Thinking, Numerical Operations, Measurement, Geometry and Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability. This example shows a second grade mathematics skill and concept organized into the six strands.

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