Adult learners will have access to powerful data to develop their professional skills thanks to the new DRC and MetaMetrics partnership
With the addition of Lexile and Quantile measures and the link to the Lexile & Quantile Career Database, TABE will provide educators and learners with even more actionable data for planning future education as well as for charting paths to potential jobs.
DURHAM, North Carolina and MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (PRWEB)
November 16, 2021
Through an expanded partnership between Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) and MetaMetrics®, millions of adult learners will have access to powerful data to help them identify the math and reading skills needed to locate and prepare for the careers they they aspire to continue.
Starting in Spring 2022, when learners complete assessments in TABE®, the DRC’s comprehensive and trusted academic assessment product for adult education and career development, they will receive Lexile® and Quantile® measurements. from MetaMetrics. Using these metrics, learners can connect to a large collection of national career data and occupation-specific job descriptors in MetaMetrics’ Lexile & Quantile Career database. The database was developed based on years of research examining reading and math requirements for entry into more than 700 careers. By searching the database, learners will find Lexile and Quantile measures for careers and occupations. They can determine which careers fit their own metrics or learn more about the skills they need to acquire to prepare for the jobs they want. The database highlights O * Net’s brilliant jobs in the US Department of Labor – jobs that are expected to grow quickly or have a large number of openings.
“For an assessment to have real value, its results must provide the educator and the learner with the capacity to act,” said Marcus Ripp, product manager for adult assessments in the DRC. “With the addition of Lexile and Quantile metrics and the link to the Lexile & Quantile Career Database, TABE will provide educators and learners with even more actionable data for planning future education as well as for charting pathways to potential jobs. “
The Lexile® Framework for Reading and the Quantile® Framework for Mathematics measure student ability and difficulty in reading and math content on the same scale.
“As people strive to find jobs and careers that match their skills and interests, it is essential that they have access to the information they need to make a good match,” said Malbert Smith , CEO and co-founder of MetaMetrics. “As a leader in adult education assessment, DRC is the ideal partner in providing today’s adult learners with access to our reading and math metrics to inform their career preparation and taking. decision-making. “
About the data recognition company
For decades, DRC has maintained a tradition of excellence in the publication, administration, and educational evaluation reports. DRC offers assessments for the Kindergarten, Kindergarten to Grade 12, and Adult Education markets in the United States and internationally. DRC clients include state and national government agencies; public, private and charter schools and districts; and other educational organizations. DRC serves millions of students and education professionals across the country and provides assessments to more than 50,000 schools, districts, and testing centers in all 50 states, 3 U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and sites international.
For more information on the DRC, visit http://www.datarecognitioncorp.com.
MetaMetrics is an award-winning educational technology organization that offers the only scientifically valid universal scales for measuring silent and oral reading and listening (Lexile) and mathematics (Quantile) with plans to develop metrics for writing. Lexile and Quantile frameworks measure students’ abilities and the complexity of the content they encounter. Lexile and Quantile measures and associated technologies link assessment to instruction and provide next steps for students of all ages and abilities. The measurements also provide valuable information about the growth potential of students. MetaMetrics metrics, products and services are licensed to dozens of educational product companies to help achieve this growth. Over the past 35 years, MetaMetrics’ work has been increasingly recognized for its research-based approach to improving learning. For more information, visit metametricsinc.com
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