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9 Tips for Improved Math Instruction

Broad scale assessments of mathematics performance in the United States indicate declining overall performance in mathematics. While the COVID pandemic certainly played a…
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Embrace Slow, Human-Centered Assessment

In a world that is moving at hyper speed, "slow" movements embrace quality over speed. Slow foods, tourism, and other initiatives encourage slowing…
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End-of-Year Data Dive with Forefront

As the 2023-24 school year comes to a close, it's a perfect time to conduct an end-of-year data dive. Some needs are imminent:…
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3 Steps for Curriculum Implementation

Will 2024-25 be the first year of a new curriculum implementation for your school or district? New state policies, evidence-based curricula offerings, and…
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Bridges® in Mathematics: 3 Ways to Look at Student Growth

Our school district, Walpole Public Schools in Massachusetts, adopted Bridges in Mathematics in the 2022-23 school year. At the time of our adoption,…
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10 Tips for a USNS Implementation

As you begin to look to the fall to support your RtI/MTSS efforts to strengthen math instruction in your district, here are ten…
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Data-Driven Approach to Equity

So many of the words that we use in education can be charged. We can also use the same words, but mean very…
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Literacy Assessments for Instructional Coaching

Instructional coaching is a powerful and widely accepted tool for helping teachers improve their craft. Effective instructional coaches use a variety of strategies…
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Technology for Data to Drive Instruction

Data to drive instruction can be a powerful framework to improve teaching and learning, but only with the right tools. Technology is necessary…
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Data for Teacher Learning

For many teachers, data is considered a four-letter word. For these teachers, data may carry a negative connotation. They may even vocalize the…
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