Improve standards-based grading

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.

Data Collection Tools

Electronic Gradebook

Gather data from pencil and paper rubric-based or performance-based assessments to improve grading and transform results into powerful insights.

Interview Tool

Collect results from interview or observation-based assessments while on the move. Access our web-based program on any mobile device.

Digital Tasks

For select tasks in the midyear and spring Universal Screeners for Number Sense assessments, administer tasks online with Google Classroom.

Make grading practices systematic and consistent across classrooms

Grading practices can vary classroom to classroom. Forefront allows you to build your own gradebook templates and distribute them across your district to make grading easy and systematic.

Easy

Provide your teachers with preconfigured gradebook templates for data collection.

Equitable

Grading practices across your classrooms become more uniform and reliable.

Expected

Improve the consistency of grading practices from classroom to classroom.

Our gradebook template library includes preconfigured solutions for many common curricular programs and interim assessment programs for math, reading, and writing.

Build custom gradebook templates for standards and rubric-based assessments. Share templates across schools for convenient and consistent data collection.

Our customers

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Matthew Vilander
Second Grade Teacher
"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 parent communication about student progress and performance across standards in your district. Forefront gives you a variety of reports out-of-the-box to send home to families or create your own customized letters for parents and guardians.

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.

focus on growth

The most recent evidence of learning is the most accurate and most valuable. In contrast to traditional grading systems which allot weights by assessment type, Forefront algorithm applies greater weight to the most recent evidence and puts growth into focus.

Report card alignment

Align evidence of student learning directly with your standards-based grading system. Provide teachers with direct access to a full body of evidence as they make grading decisions. Enhance consistency and reliability while saving teachers time and helping them feel confident in their grading practices.

Specific

Align individual tasks with specific learning outcomes.
View evidence of student learning across assessments and over time.

Accurate

Align standards-based grading with classroom assessments.

See how Forefront can transform standards-based grading in your schools

Explore an interactive demo or request a free consultation with our team today!