In addition to bringing Quantile measures to Star Math, Spanish Lexile measures are planned for Renaissance’s reading assessments
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (Jan. 8, 2019) – Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, today announced that they have expanded their relationship with MetaMetrics® to add Quantile® measures to Renaissance Star Math®. MetaMetrics’ Lexile® measures are already available in Renaissance’s reading assessment, Renaissance Star Reading®, as well as its reading practice programs, Renaissance Accelerated Reader®, Renaissance myON® Reader, and Renaissance myON® News.
Star Math is an award-winning assessment solution that helps educators to quickly screen students, monitor progress, track growth over time, and even forecast future performance on state summative assessments. With Quantile measures—which measure the difficulty of mathematical skills and concepts as well as a student’s readiness to learn new skills and concepts—Star Math will provide educators with additional insights into students’ math progress.
“We put educators first, so when they asked us to add Quantile measures to our math solutions, we listened,” said Paula O’Gorman, senior VP of corporate affairs at Renaissance. “Star Math provides educators unparalleled insights into students’ math skills, to help them differentiate instruction and personalize practice, and the addition of Quantile data will provide new insights for meeting the unique needs of every student.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Renaissance in making their tests become even more actionable,” said Malbert Smith, CEO, president, and co-founder of MetaMetrics. “When students get Lexile or Quantile measures from assessments, educators get valuable information for differentiating instruction and accelerating achievement.”
Renaissance and MetaMetrics are working together on two additional projects. Spanish Lexile measures are planned for Renaissance Star Spanish®, the only interim assessment to provide side-by-side reporting of English and Spanish scores.
MetaMetrics is also contributing Lexile data to Renaissance’s What Kids Are Reading report, which is the world’s largest annual study of K–12 student reading habits. The 2019 edition of the report releases later this month, on Jan. 23, and offers unparalleled insights into what students read, along with data-driven tools for educators. The full report will be available free of charge at www.renaissance.com/wkar/.
Renaissance® is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters: creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey—from year to year and for a lifetime. Our data-driven, personalized solutions are currently used in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 80 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.renaissance.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 and mathematics 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 metametricsinc.com/blog.
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