Quantile Framework for Mathematics

The Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP), grades 3-8, has been linked with The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics. Students taking the end of grade Mathematics assessment will receive a Quantile measure on their individual student score report. Districts can also find students’ scores through reporting measures within the Measured Progress Portal.

What is the Quantile Framework for Mathematics?

The Quantile Framework for Mathematics is a scientific approach to measuring mathematics achievement and the difficulty of mathematical skills and concepts. 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 developing mathematician’s understanding of these mathematical skills and concepts in the areas of Geometry, Measurement, Number Sense, Numerical Operations, Algebra and Algebraic Thinking, and Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability. 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 - EM) to above 1600 Q.

Quantile measures provide a way to monitor a student’s progress towards career and college readiness as shown in Figure 2. The near upper right-hand corner are the range of mathematical demands of post-secondary pursuits, ranging from approximately 1220Q to 1440Q. We also see the individual grade level ranges for students’ mathematical skills, again forming the pathway toward college and career readiness. Students, their parents and their teachers can use this trajectory to monitor their growth and progress over time.

Mathematics Charting for new growth pathways

Source: Metametrics: Charting New Growth Pathways

Quantile Measures in Oklahoma

Students in grades 3-8 receive a Quantile measure from the Oklahoma State Testing Program (OSTP) Assessments for Math I. Click here to access a list of assessments, by assessment type, which provides student Quantile measures.

Using Quantile Measures to Assess College and Career Readiness

The skills and concepts of The Quantile Framework are aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Math. Two free Quantile web tools, Math Skills Database and the Quantile Teacher Assistant, allow you to search the database of Quantile skills aligned to Oklahoma’s standards. Simply choose "Oklahoma" 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 ensure college and career readiness.

Quantile Tools and Resources: The Lexile® & Quantile® Hub

The Hub platform provides access to all of the Lexile and Quantile tools that support student learning and growth in reading and math. Read tool descriptions below or visit the Hub at hub.lexile.com.

Quantile® Find Your Lesson
View math skills and concepts associated with classroom math lessons. Search over 600 lessons by title, ISBN, publisher, state edition or course. Find related skills, state standards and free, targeted resources. Save and share favorite resources.

Quantile® Math@Home
Access free math resources that support textbook lessons or topics a student is studying in school. Search for resources by Quantile measure, state, grade or keyword. Save and share favorite resources.

Quantile® Math Skills Database
View math skills and concepts associated with your state’s standards or search for math skills and free resources by keyword, Quantile measure or content strand. Save and share favorite resources.

Quantile® Teacher Assistant
Find free resources associated with state standards appropriate for students based on their Quantile measure. Save and share favorite resources.

Quantile® Career Database
Identify the Quantile level associated with the math demands of a particular career in this new tool.

Quantile® Resource Center
A place to save, sort, filter and share all of the Quantile resources you have found useful.

Quantile® Measures Manager
Determine a student's optimal math measure when two assessments have resulted in significantly differing Quantile measures.

Quantile® Growth Planner
Chart a student's math growth across different annual state assessments and forecast future growth. With the Growth Planners, you can:

  • Forecast college and career readiness with Quantile measures.
  • Compare individual student results to national student performance.
  • Explore career options along with expected math demands.
  • View national, state and regional career information.
  • Access resources to support growth in math.

Quantile® Grade Level Charts
View and print student Quantile measures by grade level. Filter your view by grade(s), time of year, and student population percentiles.

Quantile® 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 kids retain math skills learned during the previous school year.

Additional Resources

An Introduction to the Quantile Framework for Mathematics
This 20-minute recording on the basic concepts and uses of The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics is the perfect resource for educators who are new to Quantile measures.

Quantile Infographic
Everything you need to know about the Quantile® Framework for Mathematics in one easy to understand infographic.

Quantile Map
The Quantile Map provides a graphic representation of example mathematical skills and concepts and their Quantile measures.

Communication Resources
Access communications resources including the Quantile parent guide, educator guide, Quantile map and Quantile infographic at quantiles.com/educator-resources and quantiles.com/parent-resources.

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


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    Last updated on February 3, 2021