The Quantile Measure. Not just a test score. So much more!

Not just a test score!

The Quantile measure is much more than a test score.  The student Quantile measure describes a learner’s mathematics achievement.  This measure, a number followed by the letter Q, is provided when a student takes a test which is linked with the Quantile Framework.  Types of tests include state end-of-grade assessments and tests developed by instructional and assessment publishers.

A student Quantile measure can help you and your child’s teacher better understand which skills and concepts your child is ready to learn.  The Quantile Framework also measures skills and concepts. When your child’s measure matches the measure of a described skill, he or she is ready to learn that skill.  By tracking Quantile measures over time, you can monitor your child’s progress in mathematics, ensuring appropriate preparation for their college and career goals.

Be involved.

As a parent sometimes it can be challenging to know what is happening in your child’s math learning.  The Quantile Framework can help!  The student Quantile measure helps you know:

  • which skills and concepts your child is ready to learn
  • the difficulty of a skill compared to other skills
  • the level of success your child is expected to have with an upcoming skill or concept
  • how your child is growing in mathematics on a single scale across grade levels

Readiness to learn regardless of age.

Within any classroom, students have varying mathematical levels. The student Quantile measure tracks student growth in K-12 mathematics regardless of grade level or course which makes these measures unique.  Most classroom grades and tests just inform the teacher about how students are doing on the specific content being taught.  The Quantile scale spans mathematics difficulty from kindergarten to calculus!

Read our FAQ to find out more about student Quantile measures.