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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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Leaders Analyzing Assessment Data

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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Best Practices for Continuous Improvement

Schools can genuinely impact student learning outcomes and commit to real, sustainable change by eliminating quick fixes, embracing incremental change, amplifying classroom assessment…
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Defining Student Proficiency

How do we know when a student is "proficient"? Measured judgment, supported by ample evidence, leads to the most accurate and meaningful grades.…
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Improve Student Outcomes

We recently conducted an impact analysis using statewide standardized assessments to compare the performance of Forefront schools and districts to their peers. We…
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Eliminate the Middle-Layer Assessments

As schools and districts put the Student Assessment Inventory to use, it will benefit them to carefully consider the systems that record…
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