Alabama Department of Education to Report Lexile and Quantile Measures, Beginning in Spring 2021

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State’s nearly 40,000 teachers will now have access to the premium version of MetaMetrics’ Lexile & Quantile Hub, an online platform with resources for accelerating student achievement and career planning.

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This new partnership with Lexile and Quantile promises to be a valued resource in furthering student achievement and career-readiness. Alabama educators will now have access to additional data-driven resources, to further the overall effectiveness of classroom engagement and student learning.

The Alabama State Department of Education will report Lexile and Quantile student measures, beginning with the spring 2021 administration of the Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP).

MetaMetrics, developer of the Lexile Framework for Reading and the Quantile Framework for Mathematics, today announced Alabama joins a growing number of states providing teachers measures that link assessment to reading and math instruction.

The Lexile and Quantile Frameworks place both the student and instructional material on the same scale to match the learner with reading and math resources at his/her ability level. When students receive Lexile and Quantile measures from a state assessment, their test scores become more actionable, allowing teachers and parents to connect assessment to instruction.

“At the Alabama State Department of Education, we are committed to ensuring that all students not only graduate from high school but are also equipped for success during the next phase of their lifelong journey,” said Elisabeth Davis, Ed.D., Assistant State Superintendent of Education for Student Learning. “By reporting Lexile and Quantile measures from our new state assessment program (ACAP), we are providing all schools statewide with powerful tools and career planning resources to accelerate and individualize student achievement.”

Alabama educators will have free access to the premium version of the Lexile & Quantile Hub, an online platform that ties the student’s measures directly to learning and planning resources. Featured on the Hub are the Lexile and Quantile Growth Planners, tools to help Alabama meet its ambitious goal of ensuring all students graduate ready for success in college and careers.

“Our goal is to ensure every child in our state has every opportunity to thrive,” said State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey. “This new partnership with Lexile and Quantile promises to be a valued resource in furthering student achievement and career-readiness. Alabama educators will now have access to additional data-driven resources, to further the overall effectiveness of classroom engagement and student learning. Creating valuable partnerships like this, ensures Alabama achieves generations of student success.”

With the Growth Planners, students, teachers and parents can forecast growth toward college and career readiness, identify the reading and math demands needed for entry into hundreds of careers, and explore job market data at the national and regional levels.

The Growth Planners’ data-driven career planning features are powered by the world’s leading providers of job market data and analytics, Burning Glass and O*NET.

“It is exciting to collaborate with the Alabama Department of Education to help state educators leverage Lexile and Quantile measures to better understand students’ individual learning needs,” said Malbert Smith, CEO and co-founder of MetaMetrics. “Every year, more than half of all U.S. students receive Lexile and Quantile measures.”

MetaMetrics is an education technology organization that offers scientifically valid, universal scales for measuring reading and listening (Lexile) and math (Quantile) with plans to develop measures for oral reading fluency and writing. The Lexile and Quantile Frameworks measure student ability and the complexity of the content they encounter. For more information, visit metametricsinc.com.

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