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Companies partner on math progress


Quantile measures enable educators to personalize instruction and track individual student progress throughout the year

math-quantileThink Through Learning, authors of Think Through Math (TTM), has entered into an agreement with MetaMetrics, the developer of The Quantile Framework for Mathematics.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Quantile Framework will now be integrated with the TTM supplemental math curriculum, providing insight into a student’s readiness and ability to learn more advanced mathematical skills and concepts.

This collaboration will impact more than 2.6 million students across the U.S. who currently use Think Through Math in their classrooms.

Next page: How Quantile measures will help teachers and students

Students will receive Quantile measures from the assessment component of TTM beginning in the 2015-16 school year. These student Quantile measures will provide guidance on which mathematical topics the students are ready to learn. Each lesson in the TTM adaptive curriculum will also receive Quantile measures that will indicate the difficulty of mathematical skills and concepts. With both the students and curriculum receiving Quantile measures, students will be assigned content that is tailored to their abilities and that can help improve their skills.

“We are delighted to be working with Think Through Math, which has quickly become the standard for supplemental math curriculum in schools throughout the nation,” said Malbert Smith, Ph.D., president and cofounder of MetaMetrics. “Quantile measures can provide a deeper level of insight for teachers by enabling a whole new level of personalization for the millions of students who use Think Through Math.”

A scientific scale that measures a student’s readiness in mathematics learning, the Quantile Framework for Mathematics describes a student’s mathematical achievement level as well as the difficulty of the skills and concepts being taught. By placing the curriculum, the instructional materials and the students on the same scale, Quantile measures allow teachers to determine if students are on track to pass year-end assessments and succeed in college and careers.

“Partnering with MetaMetrics is a natural evolution in our ongoing commitment to continually develop new ways to enhance and expand the capabilities of Think Through Math,” said Kevin McAliley, CEO of Think Through Math. “By integrating MetaMetrics’ Quantile Framework into the Think Through Math curriculum, we can provide empirical data about every student’s progress in terms of growth in their Quantile measure. By relating time using Think Through Math, number of lessons passed, and change in Quantile measure, we can help teachers know how to best use Think Through Math to help students achieve sustainable success with mathematics.”

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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