Improve standards-based grading

Forefront makes standards-based grading specific, detailed, and directly linked to instruction. Collect information in preconfigured grade book templates to capture and easily communicate student learning information.

There are 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 on their assignments and provide meaningful feedback.

focus on growth

The current evidence of learning is the most important. We put recent assessment results in the spotlight. This helps emphasize student growth and progress.

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

Download the Educator's Guide to Standards-Based Grading to access a roadmap to refine and strengthen standards-based grading practices in your district so that they are meaningful, detailed, and focused on student growth.

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.

Our Learning page has many on-demand videos about how Forefront can help teachers prepare for parent-teacher conferences or share standards-based progress reports with families.

Data Collection Tools

Standards-based gradebooks

Access grade book solutions for over a dozen K-8 math and English language arts (ELA) instructional programs to easily collect assessment results and report out about student learning across standards and tasks.

Interview-based assessment Tool

Collect results from interview or observation-based assessments while interviewing students. Access our web-based program on any mobile device to collect student responses and capture detailed notes.

custom assessment template builder

Build custom grade books and assessment trackers to distribute across your schools for consistent grading practices and data collection. Systematically collect results for common assessments.

Make grading practices systematic and consistent across classrooms

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


Provide your teachers with preconfigured grade book templates for data collection.


Grading practices across your classrooms become more uniform and reliable.


Improve the consistency of grading practices from classroom to classroom.

Our grade book template library includes preconfigured solutions for over a dozen K-8 curricular programs and interim assessment programs for math, reading, and writing.

Build custom grade book 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."