Benefits for Educators

The Quantile Framework is a developmental scale.


Quantile measures can empower educators in K-12 mathematics to prepare students for the introduction of new content. By pairing an evaluation of current student ability with the demands of skills and concepts, the Quantile Framework can help educators develop curriculum and predict success with individual lessons.

The Quantile Framework for Mathematics helps educators to:

Target Instruction

By measuring student readiness for learning on the same scale that measures the difficulty of individual mathematical skills and concepts, the Quantile Framework is a helpful tool for teachers to use when designing instruction.

Monitor Growth

The Quantile Framework enables educators to monitor student growth even when different mathematics assessments are used in different grades or in different parts of the school year. All mathematics assessments, even those within instructional programs, can report student results as Quantile measures if the assessments are linked to the Quantile Framework. As a result, schools, districts, and state departments of education are not limited to a single vendor for instructional and assessment needs.

Identify Appropriate Resources

The Quantile Framework is aligned with the mathematics content standards in all 50 states, including the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Using the Math Skills Database or the Quantile Teacher Assistant can help you find your standards and identify instructional resources targeted to your students’ level by Quantile measure.

By using both the students’ mathematical achievement levels and the relative difficulty of individual mathematical skills and concepts (both reported as a Quantile measure), educators can more effectively identify materials that best support instruction.