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In Defense of Classroom Assessments

Classroom assessments are closely aligned to instructional programs. They serve a variety of purposes for teachers: grading, informing instruction, and for teacher collaboration.…
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Focus on Classroom Assessments

Aligning Classroom Practice with School-wide Systems School-wide systems exist first and foremost to support teachers to create effective classrooms. As we emerge from…
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Using Data for Racial Equity in Schools

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is highlighting injustice and racial discrimination in policing. Some districts are already taking strides to remove police…
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Software Updates for July 2020

Over the past year a lot has been happening at Forefront Education behind the scenes, and soon it will be on your screens!…
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6 Best Practices for Standards-Based Grading

Is your school or district making the shift to standards-based or standards-aligned grading? Standards-based grading goes well beyond a new report card and…
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An Opportunity in Canceled State Tests

  Last month, the White House gave blanket approval for states to cancel standardized tests. Next fall, teachers will adjust to students coming…
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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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