Forefront makes standards-based grading specific, detailed, and directly linked to instruction. Collect information in preconfigured gradebook templates to capture and easily communicate student learning information.
"Forefront has provided me with meaningful data that allows me to effectively collaborate with fellow teachers in my building."
Make communication about student learning with parents clear and understandable
Improve how you communicate about standards based learning with parents. Forefront gives you powerful, intuitive visualizations directly linked to the unit quizzes and tests you send home with students. Use the variety of reporting tools out-of-the-box in Forefront or create your own custom reports to send home to parents.
The pandemic revealed the deeply entrenched inequities in our grading systems
Implement Equitable Grading Practices
Standards-based grading language describes learning as a process and that students are all growing. Grades should indicate student performance relative to learning expectations. Forefront helps you collect and visualize this evidence to describe a student's journey along learning progressions.
Focus on learning
Students need multiple opportunities to demonstrate understanding. Allow students to provide additional revisions and refinements on their assignments. Provide meaningful feedback. These strategies emphasize that learning is a process and promote growth mindsets. Forefront helps you collect and make sense of this information as student learning evolves over time.
Traditional grading paradigms use averaging techniques and weighted averages. These systems give more importance to some types of assignments and less importance to others. These weighing systems do not align with the ability for students to demonstrate understanding. Forefront emphasizes more recent evidence of student learning to highlight growth, rather than past performance.
Align standards-based learning information to your report cards. Teachers can use their own judgement to override performance information from Forefront, putting teachers at the center of efforts to understand and report out student learning information.
Align individual tasks with specific learning outcomes.
Forefront is the only solution designed to capture and analyze curriculum-embedded assessment data. Collect your assessment results and elevate them district-wide to transform standards-based grading and student learning across your schools.