Departments of Education

The Quantile Framework is a developmental scale that empowers educators to:

  • target instruction
  • forecast student understanding
  • improve mathematics instruction and achievement
  • forecast performance on high-stakes, end-of-year tests
  • identify appropriate resources to differentiate instruction

It demonstrates which mathematics skills a learner is ready for and which ones require further instruction. Teachers can determine a student’s readiness to learn more advanced skills. They can also determine how likely a student is to successfully solve more complex problems if provided with targeted instruction.

The Quantile Framework uses a common, developmental scale to describe a student’s mathematical achievement and the difficulty of specific mathematical skills and concepts from prekindergarten through precalculus.

Now the mathematics curriculum, the materials to teach mathematics, and the students themselves are all described with the same metric.

How Does It Work?

The process is simple. Once linked to a state end-of-grade assessment or norm-referenced test, the measures are made available to teachers in the form of a class roster from the student report. Then teachers can make educated decisions about mathematics instruction. We offer a suite of free on-line tools for teachers to differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of the diverse learners in their classroom.