# The Quantile Framework^{®}

## About the Quantile Framework

SMI was developed in partnership with MetaMetrics, the creators of The Quantile Framework^{®} for Mathematics – a proven measure of math achievement and math concept difficulty.

### The Quantile Measure

The Quantile Framework for Mathematics uses the Quantile measure to evaluate both math achievement and the level of math skills and concepts. By placing both student and instruction on the same scale, the Quantile Framework allows educators to evaluate curriculum needs based on each student’s level of performance.

## The Power of the Quantile Framework

### Quantile Measure

The Quantile measure indicates both a student’s math performance and the difficulty of the math skill or concept. Students have a positive math experience when their instructional Quantile measure matches the Quantile measure of the skill or concept being introduced.

### Sample Skills and Concepts

Sample mathematical skills and concepts from across the five math strands show representative instructional objectives for each Quantile measure.

### Math Strands

The five math strands are the essential areas of math instruction and understanding identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Student test results are reported in a single unified measure that encompasses questions across these strands of mathematics.

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