ACT, Inc. and MetaMetrics, Inc. are conducting an important research study this fall to link the Lexile and Quantile Frameworks with the ACT Reading and Mathematics scales. This linking study will enable ACT to offer Lexile and Quantile measures on reporting for future administrations of the ACT and PreACT in reading and mathematics.
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 each student’s ability level. When students receive Lexile and Quantile measures from an assessment, their test scores become more actionable, allowing the assessment to be linked to instruction and help students map a path to college and career.
School districts across the country who administer the ACT or PreACT assessments in Fall 2019 as part of the State and District Testing Program are invited to participate in this linking study with students in grades 9, 10, 11, and/or 12. There is no cost to participate in this linking study. Participating schools will receive $5 for each Lexile or Quantile test completed.