MetaMetrics and ERB (Educational Records Bureau) Expand Their Partnership to Provide More Students With Lexile and Quantile

MetaMetrics and ERB (Educational Records Bureau) Expand Their Partnership to 
Provide More Students With Lexile and Quantile
Measures as Part of ERB's Comprehensive Testing Program 
DURHAM, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/13 --  MetaMetrics(R), developer
of the widely adopted Lexile(R) Framework for Reading and Quantile(R)
Framework for Mathematics, and ERB (Educational Records Bureau),
premier provider of state-of-the-art assessment and learning
solutions, announced today that they have expanded their partnership
to deliver Lexile and Quantile measures for nearly 290,000 students
participating in ERB's Comprehensive Testing Program. ERB has been
partners with MetaMetrics for over 4 years and provides the first
test used in both private and public schools around the world that is
linked to both the Lexile Framework and Quantile Framework.  
ERB's Comprehensive Testing Program, 4th Edition (CTP 4) and CTP
Online (CTP), is a rigorously designed series of assessments in
reading, writing and mathematics. The assessment provides data and
trends that help teachers, parents and administrators gain insights
to maximize student achievement, provide differentiated instruction
and adapt curriculum.  
"The inclusion of Lexile and Quantile measures has significantly
enhanced our testing program," said David Clune, Chief Executive
Officer of ERB. "The metrics facilitate differentiated instruction
and promote growth in students' reading and math abilities. More ERB
member schools and families will now have the power to engage in
targeted instruction and have a wealth of new resources available to
them." 
The Lexile Framework is an innovative tool for accurately matching
readers with text. Unlike other measurement systems, the Lexile
Framework evaluates reading ability and growth based on actual
assessment results, rather than generalized age or grade levels. The
Lexile scale is a developmental scale for measuring reader ability
and text complexity, ranging from below 200L for emergent readers and
emergent-reader materials to above 1600L for advanced readers and
materials. Tens of millions of Lexile(R) measures are reported
annually from reading assessments and programs. Lexile measures help
teachers, librarians and parents find books, articles and other
resources within a reader's recommen
ded Lexile range. Reading
materials within a student's optimal Lexile range will challenge the
individual's reading ability, while still maintaining interest and
learning. 
Quantile(R) measures improve mathematics teaching and learning by
targeting instruction and monitoring student growth toward
proficiency standards and the mathematical demands of college and
careers. The Quantile Framework for Mathematics (Quantiles.com) is a
unique measurement system that uses a common scale and metric to
assess a student's mathematical achievement level and the difficulty
of specific skills and concepts. The Quantile Framework describes a
student's ability to solve mathematical problems and the demand of
the skills and concepts typically taught in kindergarten mathematics
through Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Pre-calculus. Quantile
measures take the guesswork out of instruction by describing which
mathematical skills and concepts the student has learned and is ready
to learn.  
"We are thrilled to partner with such an established and respected
organization like ERB," said Malbert Smith, III, Ph.D, President and
co-founder of MetaMetrics. "ERB provides a valuable and trusted
testing program for thousands of schools. We applaud ERB for
recognizing the important value our metrics add to their program. We
are excited that our metrics will reach more students and make an
impact in both private and public school markets through this
partnership." 
Students receiving Lexile and Quanitle measures from their ERB
assessments can use these measures to utilize numerous free resources
including the popular "Find a Book" and "Math@Home(R)." Math@Home
provides access to a growing number of family-friendly mathematical
resources that support the textbook lesson a child is studying in
school. "Find a Book" enables users to build custom reading lists
based on Lexile range and personal interests and to check the
availability of books at their local library. With more than 135,000
fiction and nonfiction titles and hundreds of publishers, "Find a
Book" enables educators and families to utilize the Lexile Framework
and match readers with appropriate text. 
About MetaMetrics
 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(R) Framework for Reading, El Sistema Lexile(R) para Leer),
mathematics (The Quantile(R) Framework for Mathematics), and writing
(The Lexile(R) 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. 
About ERB
 ERB is a not-for-profit membership association providing
admissions, achievement and support services for PreK-Grade 12
independent, public, faith-based, and boarding schools worldwide. ERB
has been lighting the pathway to student learning in the 21st century
by teaming up with ERB member school teachers to develop admission
and achievement services that are delivered in a user-friendly online
format, providing robust feedback and immediate score reporting for
actionable, differentiated instruction. For over 85 years, and nearly
3,000 member schools and districts, ERB has provided quality services
to schools around the world. For more information, please visit
www.erblearn.org. 
For more information:
Elizabeth Lattanzio
919-354-3482
elattanzio@Lexile.com 
 
 
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