Pittsburgh — Think Through Learning, authors of Think Through Math (TTM), the award-winning web-based math instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced today that it 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 invaluable 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.
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.”
As the industry’s most respected and fastest growing supplemental math curriculum, Think Through Math provides engaging and rigorous adaptive lessons for grades 3 and above built upon both state-specific and Common Core standards. The program’s adaptive lessons are supported by the unique functionality of on-line math teachers to assist struggling students. The system’s multi-tiered motivation increases engagement, builds self-esteem and fosters deep conceptual understanding for sustainable improvements in outcomes. Think Through Math has received numerous awards since its introduction and established several statewide partnerships, including the departments of education in Texas and Oklahoma.
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About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math
At Think Through Learning, we know that success in mathematics transforms how students perform in school and beyond. Our vision of effective education: a motivating blend of adaptive instruction on higher order thinking skills and on-demand online instant 1:1 interventions from LIVE, state-certified U.S. math teachers wherever a student is – school, home or elsewhere – at the precise moment that they need assistance. In 2015, students on Think Through Math will complete approximately one billion complex math problems and receive millions of live personalized “just-in-time teaching” sessions. The 2014 and 2012 recipient of the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution, Think Through Math has been proven through multiple independent research studies to significantly improve student math performance. Since its launch in 2012, Think Through Math has become a critical part of the RTI, STEM, and 1:1 strategies of thousands of districts and schools across the country, including some of the largest districts in the United States.
MetaMetrics is focused on improving education for learners of all ages and ability levels. The organization develops scientific measures of academic achievement and complementary technologies that link assessment results with real-world instruction. MetaMetrics’ products and services for reading (The Lexile® Framework for Reading, El Sistema Lexile® para Leer), mathematics (The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics) and writing (The Lexile® Framework for Writing) provide unique insights about academic ability and the potential for growth, enabling individuals to achieve their goals at every stage of development. Connect with the organization at: http://blog.lexile.com.