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The Quantile ® Framework for Mathematics (Quantiles.com) measures mathematics achievement and the difficulty of mathematical skills and concepts on the same scale.


What is a Quantile® measure?

The Quantile Framework  consists of a Quantile measure and the Quantile scale. A Quantile measure represents the difficulty of a mathematical skill, concept or application and a student’s understanding of these mathematical skills and concepts. Quantile measures are expressed as numeric measures followed by a “Q” (for example, 850Q), and represent a position on the Quantile scale.

The Quantile Framework spans the developmental continuum from Kindergarten mathematics through the content typically taught in Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-calculus, from below 0Q (Emerging Mathematician) to above 1600Q.

Quantile measures take the guesswork out of determining which mathematical skills a developing mathematician has learned and which ones require additional or future instruction. They improve mathematics teaching and learning by helping educators and parents target instruction and monitor student growth toward the mathematical demands of college and careers.

  • Benefits for Student: Learn how a student’s Quantile measure can help parents better understan d and communicate with their child’s teacher about which skills and concepts their child is ready to learn.
  • Benefits for Educators: Quantile measures empower educators in K-12 mathematics to prepare students for the introduction of new content. Learn how the Quantile Framework can help educators target instruction, track growth and identify appropriate resources.


Using Quantile Measures to Assess College and Career Readiness

The skills and concepts of the Quantile Framework are aligned to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Two free Quantile web tools, the Math Skills Database and the Quantile® Teacher Assistant, allow you to search the database of Quantile skills aligned to North Carolina Standard Course of Study Standards. Simply choose "North Carolina" from the drop-down menu to access the alignment. 

Click here to learn how Quantile measures support the standards and how you can use them to help monitor college and career readiness.


Quantile Tools and Resources

Link to Resource Description of Resource
Quantile Infographic Here is everything you need to know about the Quantile Framework for Mathematics in one easy-to-understand graphic.
A Parent’s Guide to the Quantile Framework for Mathematics This is a two-page overview of the benefits and usefulness of the Quantile Framework for Mathematics. It is also available as an  ADA accessible PDF.
Quantile Map The Quantile Map provides a graphic representation of example mathematical skills and concepts and their Quantile measures. The 11x17 Quantile Map is also available as an  ADA accessible PDF.
Math Skills Database Search the Math Skills Database for skills and concepts aligned to your state’s standards. The database contains targeted, free resources appropriately matched to students by Quantile measure and math content.
Quantile® Teacher Assistant Use the Quantile Teacher Assistant to differentiate math instruction by matching skills and their measures to the relevant standard educators are teaching. This tool has been aligned with North Carolina Standard Course of Study Standards.
Find Your Textbook This free search tool helps educators, parents and students find targeted resources to supplement textbook material. You can search over 600 textbooks by title, ISBN, publisher, state edition or course.
Math@Home® Math@Home provides access to a growing number of family-friendly mathematical resources that support the textbook lessons or math topics a student is studying in school.
Quantile Growth Planner™ Wondering if a student will be prepared for the mathematic requirements of college and the workplace upon graduation? The Quantile Growth Planner provides some insight. With the Quantile Growth Planner, you can chart a student’s growth across different annual state assessments, forecast future growth, compare that forecasted growth with the math demands of college and careers, and, if needed, identify a custom growth path to ensure the student graduates college- and career-ready.
Summer Math Challenge The Summer Math Challenge is a free math skills maintenance program based on grade-level standards that help prepare students for college and careers. The program is targeted to students who have just completed grades 1 through 8 and is designed to help them retain math skills learned during the previous school year. Parents will receive daily emails with fun activities and links to educational resources throughout the six-week program. When the program ends, parents can print an award certificate to celebrate their child's summer math accomplishment!
Edition 4 End-of-Grade Mathematics and End-of-Course Math 1 Performance Standards Reported in Quantile Measures (pdf, 107kb)

This document includes a chart which provides End-of-Grade Mathematics and End-of-Course Math 1 performance standards (achievement levels) in the Quantile measure.

Standard setting will occur during the summer of 2019 to determine new achievement levels for Edition 5 End-of-Grade and End-of-Course mathematics assessments.
Linking the NC READY EOG Math/EOC Algebra I/Integrated I with the Quantile® Framework (Updated April 2015) (pdf, 12.0mb)

Linking assessment results with the Quantile Framework provides a mechanism for matching each student with materials on a common scale. It serves as an anchor to which resources, concepts, skills, and assessments can be connected allowing parents, teachers, and administrators to speak the same language.

A new linking study will be conducted during the summer of 2019 for Edition 5 End-of-Grade and End-of-Course mathematics assessments .

To access free Quantile tools and resources, visit Quantiles.com.

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