About Quantile® Measures for Mathematics
Can a test score help educators and parents match students to the right math resources? It can if it’s linked to the Quantile Framework for Mathematics and reports a Quantile measure.
The Quantile Framework helps K–12 educators and parents measure student math ability and connects students with resources at their ability level. Matching students with the right instructional resources gives them the tools they need to learn and grow. With the Quantile Framework, educators can also explore the interconnectedness of mathematical skills and concepts and identify those elements that are critical to help student learning progress.
Education Companies Use Quantile Measures
Many instructional products and assessments use Quantile measures as a growth measure and to connect students with ability appropriate materials.
The Quantile Framework enables education companies to bring the power of personalized math instruction to their products and programs. It’s a thoroughly tested, scientific approach that measures both student math ability and mathematical learning materials on the same developmental scale.
- Students receive Quantile student measures from their school’s preferred assessment, math program and/or state assessment.
- Instructional resources are assigned Quantile skill and concept measures based on the difficulty of the content included in the resources.
When Quantile student measures are matched to Quantile skill and concept measures, educators and parents can find resources that match the student’s ability and needs. If the measures are not a good match, then the materials are either too hard or too easy.
Access a Mapped Network of Math Skills & Concepts
We’ve identified over 500 mathematical skills and concepts and mapped them to the Quantile® scale. The resulting Quantile map shows the difficulty level for each concept and skill and its relationship to the other math skills and concepts. This map helps inform instruction on how to best approach a skill or concept by pinpointing which skills build on each other. Educators can also use the map to identify gaps in math knowledge and to guide progress toward more advanced topics. Check out math mapping for content developers.