December 15, 2023
Quantile measures enable educators to tailor instruction to each student to support learning growth.
BLOOMINGTON, MN, & DURHAM, NC (Dec. 15, 2023) – Renaissance and MetaMetrics® announce the expansion of their partnership to link FastBridge aMath scores to the Quantile® Framework for Mathematics, providing powerful insight into student learning. The aMath assessment is part of FastBridge K–12 screening and progress monitoring assessments for academics and social-emotional behavior with intervention recommendations. Linking FastBridge aMath builds upon initial collaboration in 2021 to connect the Lexile Framework for Reading to FastBridge aReading.
The Quantile Framework for Mathematics evaluates mathematics ability and skills/concepts on the same developmental scale, providing a means to match each student’s mathematics ability with appropriately challenging instructional tasks. This enables educators to tailor learning to each student and support individual growth.
“Last fall, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reported that student math scores are at a multi-decade low,” said Malbert Smith, PhD, CEO and co-founder of MetaMetrics. “Partnering with Renaissance to align FastBridge aMath with the Quantile Framework for Mathematics provides high-quality, research-based tools for educators to meet this challenge.”
To link aMath scores with the Quantile scale, a field test was conducted using MetaMetrics’ test items and analyzing assessment results. The FastBridge team has updated their reports to include the new Quantile measures. FastBridge is one of Renaissance’s universal screening, diagnostic reporting, and progress monitoring solutions for reading, math, and social-emotional behavior. FastBridge annually supports 34.7 million screening and 9.9 million progress monitoring administrations across 48 states.
“We are excited to add even more capabilities to FastBridge aMath through our partnership with MetaMetrics,” said Todd Brekhus, Chief Product Officer at Renaissance and Nearpod General Manager. “By connecting aMath scores to Quantile measures, we provide educators with even deeper insights, allowing them to see every student for their unique abilities.”
To learn more about Renaissance’s FastBridge solution, visit https://www.renaissance.com/products/fastbridge/. To learn more about MetaMetrics’ Quantile Framework for Mathematics, visit https://metametricsinc.com/education-companies/quantile-for-math/.
As a leader in education technology, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success.
MetaMetrics is an award-winning education technology organization that offers the only scientifically valid, universal scales for measuring silent and oral reading and listening (Lexile) and math (Quantile), with plans to develop measures for writing. The Lexile and Quantile Frameworks measure student ability and the complexity of the content they encounter. Lexile and Quantile measures and related technologies link assessment to instruction and provide next steps for students of all ages and abilities. The measures also provide valuable insights about students’ potential for growth. MetaMetrics’ measures, products, and services are licensed to dozens of education product companies to help achieve that growth. For 35 years, MetaMetrics’ work has been increasingly recognized for its research-based approach to improving learning. For more information, visit www.metametricsinc.com.