The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics. By adding Quantile measures to our online fractions lessons, we are providing teachers with important information about the difficulty of particular skills and concepts so that they can best connect students with instructional exercises at an appropriate readiness level.

What's a Quantile Measure?

The Quantile Framework for Mathematics is a unique measurement system that uses a common scale and metric to assess both a child's mathematical achievement level and the difficulty of the skills and concepts being taught. It spans kindergarten mathematics through Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Pre-calculus.

When a child takes a mathematics test that is linked with the Quantile Framework, he or she receives a Quantile measure in addition to a standard mathematics scale score. This Quantile measure describes which mathematical skills and concepts the child has learned, new concepts he or she is ready to learn with some instruction, and those that will require learning prerequisite skills first.

Mathematics textbooks and other instructional resources also receive Quantile measures. This allows educators and parents to match the child with appropriate materials that can support his or her unique learning needs. The child should practice mathematics within a recommended Quantile range of 50Q above and 50Q below his or her Quantile measure.

The Quantile Framework takes the guesswork out of instruction by offering valuable insight into the child's readiness to learn more advanced mathematical skills and concepts - and how well the child is likely to solve more complex problems with targeted instruction. Quantile measures also help educators and parents evaluate if the child is on track to pass year-end tests and succeed in college and careers.

Quantile Measures for Conceptua Fractions curriculum >

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