Research & Validation
SMI is developed on The Quantile Framework for Mathematics. Created and validated in 2004 by MetaMetrics, Inc., an educational measurement and research organization, the Quantile Framework is a scientifically based system that links assessment to instruction. Learn more about this developmental measure in the Scholastic Professional Paper.
SMI provides educators with Quantile measures for their students. The reliability and validity research on this math assessment is documented in the SMI Technical Guide.