Quantile® Measures in North Carolina

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?Scale from EM 300 Q to 700 Q with arrows on both ends

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 understand 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. 

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
An Introduction to the Quantile® Framework This video introduces the Quantile Framework for Mathematics, how the Framework and Quantile measures can be used, and shows free tools and research-based resources for utilizing the Quantile measures. 
The Lexile® & Quantile® Hub

The new Hub platform provides access to all of the free 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. 

NC Webinars on The Hub 

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® 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.
Introduction to the Quantile Framework for Mathematics for Teachers (Webinar)

This webinar for teachers explores:

What is The Quantile Framework for Mathematics? How can the Framework and Quantile measures be used? Free tools and research-based resources for utilizing the measures.

Quantile Educator Guide This is a two-page overview of the benefits and usefulness of the Quantile Framework for Mathematics for Educators.
Quantile Infographic Everything you need to know about the Quantile® Framework for Mathematics in one easy to understand graphic.
Quantile Map The Quantile Map provides a graphic representation of example mathematical skills and concepts and their Quantile measures.
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.
North Carolina Quantile Linking Report by MetaMetrics 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.

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