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How to Universally Screen Students Efficiently

3 Minutes of Learning If you have about 3 and a half minutes, check out this math interview with a kindergartner and see…
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Assessment Data: How Much Do You Need?

Assessments and assessment data fulfill a wide variety of purposes. From informing instruction to staffing decisions, this valuable information is a school and…
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The Cost of Digital Assessments

Long before the pandemic, digital programs were becoming ubiquitous. With COVID, the frequency and adoption of digital curricula accelerated, and print-only programs began…
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Teaching for Number Sense

Forefront Education founder and lead author of the Universal Screeners for Number Sense (USNS) Project, David Woodward, presented with Pam Harris, founder of…
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USNS 2023 Updates

Thank You A very sincere thanks to the entire community of USNS educators and for your efforts to improve instruction and math learning…
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Math Screener Results 2020-23

In June 2023, lead author of the Universal Screeners for Number Sense (USNS) Project, David Woodward, took a deep dive into math screener…
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Beyond Standards: 5 Strategies for Enrichment and Extensions

When you are thinking of accelerating instruction, consider instead the possibility of going deeper into grade-level standards: provide students meaningful opportunities to extend…
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Educational Equity and Classroom Data

When state test results come in, your district leadership may be surprised by, or worse, nonplussed by differences in student learning outcomes across…
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9 Tips for Elementary Math Recovery

We can improve our youngest students' math learning next fall and set goals for a strong elementary math recovery. These nine tips will…
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Improve Standards-Based Assessment Practices

Standards-based assessment is the practice of assessing student learning relative to specific learning outcomes. To illustrate what it looks like in practice, let…
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