About Grade Levels and Quantile Measures

Quantile measures help educators and parents track student growth in mathematics over time, regardless of grade level. Within any classroom, students will have varying mathematical abilities.

Since growth is expected from one school year to the next, Quantile measures do not translate specifically to grade levels.   Based on research studies conducted by MetaMetrics, this chart provides ranges for typical student performance at a particular grade or math course.  The Quantile ranges at each grade level reflect the middle 50% of students based upon their performance on tests that report student Quantile measures. These Quantile measures do not imply grade level expectations.

NOTE: These bands do not represent performance levels or performance standards. They provide descriptive information and are appropriate for norm-referenced interpretations only.


*Measures below 0Q are reported as EM---Q where “EM” stands for “Emerging Mathematician”.


Grade / Course

Student Measures (25th to 75th percentile, Mid-Year)

K

EM270Q* to 10Q

1

15Q to 260Q

2

175Q to 405Q

3

375Q to 605Q

4

480Q to 720Q

5

550Q to 815Q

6

645Q to 895Q

7

665Q to 995Q

8

730Q to 1020Q

Algebra I

760Q to 1065Q

Geometry

810Q to 1115Q

Algebra II

890Q to 1240Q