Virginia Adopts The Quantile Framework for Mathematics to Bring Meaning to Measurement
DURHAM, NC, Jan 16, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
MetaMetrics(R), developer of the widely adopted Lexile(R) Framework
for Reading, is pleased to announce that the 2012-2013 school year
marks Virginia's adoption of The Quantile(R) Framework for
Mathematics. Already utilizing The Lexile Framework for Reading, the
Virginia Standards of Learning tests (SOL) provide scores beneficial
to their students through these mathematics and reading frameworks.
Virginia is the seventh state to link their state assessments to both
the Lexile and Quantile frameworks.
The Quantile Framework, which measures mathematics skills and
concepts on a developmental scale, has been aligned to the Virginia
SOL tests. Beginning this spring, students in grades three through
eight will receive Quantile(R) measures from the SOL assessment.
Virginia first reported Quantile measures in the fall of 2012 for
high school students taking the following end-of-course assessments
-- Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. To learn more about
Virginia's focus on math achievement and The Quantile Framework
"I applaud Virginia's exceptional dedication to improving education,"
stated Malbert Smith III, Ph.D., President and co-founder of
MetaMetrics, "as they deliver measures to their students that
facilitate differentiated instruction and monitor growth. With their
adoption of The Quantile Framework and continued use of Lexile
measures, Virginia provides numerous means for math and reading
growth. By receiving Quantile and Lexile measures on their SOL score
reports, students can access a wealth of free, web-based tools such
as Math@Home and the popular 'Find a Book.'"
Virginia's state assessment program began reporting Lexile measures
during the 2008-2009 school year. The Lexile Framework, recognized
globally as the most widely used reading metric, evaluates reading
ability and growth based on actual assessment results, rather than
generalized age or grade levels. Lexile measures help teachers,
librarians and parents find books, articles and other resources
within a reader's recommended Lexile range: 100L below to 50L above
his or her Lexile measure. Reading materials within this optimal
Lexile range will challenge the individual's reading ability, while
still maintaining interest and supporting new learning.
The Quantile Framework for Mathematics is a unique measurement system
that uses a common scale and metric to assess a student's
mathematical achievement level and the difficulty of specific skills
and concepts. The Quantile Framework describes a student's ability to
solve mathematical problems and the demand of the skills and concepts
typically taught in kindergarten mathematics through Algebra II,
Geometry, Trigonometry and Pre-calculus. Quantile measures take the
guesswork out of instruction by describing which mathematical skills
and concepts the student has learned and is ready to learn. Quantile
measures improve mathematics teaching and learning by targeting
instruction and monitoring student growth toward proficiency
standards and the mathematical demands of college and careers.
For more information on the Lexile and Quantile Frameworks, visit
www.Lexile.com or www.Quantiles.com.
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(R) Framework for Reading, El Sistema Lexile(R) para Leer),
mathematics (The Quantile(R) Framework for Mathematics), and writing
(The Lexile(R) Framework for Writing) 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: http://blog.lexile.com.
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