As a parent or educator, you may wonder if a child will be prepared for the mathematics requirements of college and the workplace upon graduation. The Quantile Growth Planner provides some insight on this topic. With the Quantile Growth Planner, you can chart a child’s mathematics growth across different annual state assessments, forecast future mathematics growth, compare that forecasted growth with the mathematics demands of college and careers, and, if needed, identify a custom growth path to ensure the child graduates college and career ready.
How can the Quantile Growth Planner help me?
Simply enter the child’s Quantile measure reported from an annual state assessment and the date the test was taken. Annual state assessments, sometimes called “End of Grade (EOG)” or “End of Course (EOC)” tests, are assessments that are administered each year by your state department of education for school accountability purposes. If you are unsure of the exact date the test was taken, please just estimate it. The tool allows you to enter a Quantile measure for each grade beginning at 3rd grade, when state testing is often introduced.
Based on past mathematics performance described in Quantile measures, the Quantile Growth Planner forecasts future mathematics growth. You can use this projected growth path to determine if the child will graduate college and career ready. If the forecasted growth path falls short of college and career readiness, the tool presents a growth path of recommended yearly gains to close the gap. The Quantile Growth Planner selects the growth path that best matches the student's Quantile measures. Like any predictive algorithm, providing more data typically improves the accuracy of the projection.