Case Studies of State Partnerships
We partner with state education agencies (SEAs) all over the country to link their summative assessments to the Lexile and Quantile scales, help them better serve educators and families and improve workflow.
Explore these case studies to learn more about how SEAs are using the measures.
Oklahoma Leverages Lexile & Quantile Measures to Measure Student Progress, Promote Career Planning Statewide
To promote assessment and data literacy, Oklahoma State Department of Education leaders recognize the importance of educating state teachers in understanding how Lexile and Quantile scores from state tests can be used to measure progress and support individual academic and career planning from year to year, as well as how to utilize the resources in the Lexile and Quantile Hub.
The Oklahoma case study is part of the MetaMetrics Field Trip Series to showcase how state education agencies use Lexile and Quantile measures to support student learning.
Alabama Successfully Implements Lexile & Quantile Measures: Provides Districts With Common Language, Access to Free Resources and Training
Beginning spring 2021, the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) provides Lexile and Quantile measures on Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP) student reports. ALSDE leaders knew prior to the statewide reporting of these measures that they had work ahead of them to ensure they are used effectively to help teachers, students and their families.
The Alabama case study is part of the MetaMetrics Field Trip Series to showcase how state education agencies use Lexile and Quantile measures to support student learning.
Vermont Summer Learning: A Community Partnership Featuring Lexile and Quantile Measures
Like every other state in the country, the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic presented the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) with unanticipated challenges when it came to ensuring its students stayed on track. However, through community partnerships and an investment of extra time and hard work, Green Mountain State education leaders leveraged available tools and resources to reach students and families at home with extended learning opportunities.
The Vermont case study is part of the MetaMetrics Field Trip Series to showcase how state education agencies use Lexile and Quantile measures to support student learning.
Connecticut Students Participate in Quantile® Summer Math Challenge
More than 23,000 students across Connecticut participated in MetaMetrics’ Quantile Summer Math Challenge, a free, online math program, in summer 2019. The program helped students retain the math skills taught during the school year. The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) chose to implement this program because it connected students to math activities and resources that were at their level and aligned with Connecticut’s Core Standards. The CSDE increased engagement through participation drives targeting math coordinators, principals and district superintendents.
West Virginia Takes Steps to Ensure All Students Are Prepared for Success in the Workforce
The West Virginia Department of Education leverages Lexile® and Quantile® measures to provide teachers, parents and students with important information for personalizing learning and charting growth toward college and career readiness. Lexile and Quantile student measures are reported from summative assessments in grades 3-8 and from SAT scores for grade 11.
State leaders collaborated with MetaMetrics to develop a Lexile and Quantile Parent Report that effectively communicates information about students’ Lexile and Quantile measures. The report features the Lexile and Quantile Growth Planners that help forecast student reading and math growth starting at third grade and compare that forecasted performance to text and math demands of college and careers. With the Growth Planners’ career exploration feature, students and parents can select from hundreds of careers to evaluate a career’s educational requirements, salary range, job demand and much more.
South Carolina School District Creates Personal Pathways to Prepare All Students for Future Careers
Berkeley County School District collaborated with the local business community to implement targeted strategies for supporting student growth as they plan for success in college and careers. In the words of Chief Academic Officer Kevin O’Gorman, “With Lexiles and Quantiles and the Growth Planners, we have tools for measuring ongoing student growth. It’s not just about any one test on any given day.”
Understanding that strong reading abilities are at the heart of college and career readiness, Berkeley County school district leadership turned to the Lexile Framework for Reading as well as the newly updated Growth Planners, to help students explore careers and map learning paths to meet their career goals.