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The Hidden Potential of Classroom Assessments

Of all the assessments teachers, schools, and districts use, classroom assessments provide the most detailed, precise, and timely information. These everyday quizzes, unit…
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Unlock the Potential of Classroom Assessments

Classroom assessments are at the heart of every classroom, yet when it comes to systematic work, classroom assessments are underutilized. When the right…
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4 Recommendations to Improve Your PLC Work

In recent years, so much of the work of interpreting student learning, setting goals, grouping students, and differentiating has been outsourced to publishers,…
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6 Criteria for Meaningful Student Learning Data

Data does not necessarily improve practice. It does not necessarily improve focus, communication, instruction, or other factors that lead to improved student learning.…
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Using ForefrontĀ® to Support RtI/MTSS

Forefront supports RtI/MTSS by helping teachers identify students who are in need of extra supports and pinpoint areas of need. Our program amplifies…
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Difficult Language in Math Word Problems

The issue of language in the math classroom is especially acute when it comes to word problems. When helping districts analyze their assessment…
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What is a Formative Assessment?

A piece of paper cannot assess. An assessment becomes formative when the information from that assessment is responded to. When a teacher uses…
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National Benchmarks (“Global Cohorts”) for Classroom Assessment Results

Forefront's "Global Cohorts" aggregate student performance data to create national benchmarks for math programs in our assessment catalog. We devote this post to…
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Online Assessment in the Wake of No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation marks a critical point, not just because it triggered the development of state assessments, but because…
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4 Characteristics of Intelligent Professional Communities

The core of the Professional Learning Community (PLC) premise is that education communities must also be learning communities. As leaders and instigators of…
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