This article gives an overview of different ways for teachers to analyze student-level assessment data in Forefront.
The Proficiency Wheel
The proficiency wheel is an especially helpful tool for teachers to get a “snapshot of proficiency” on a single student. The wheel is based on the structure of the standards system, and shows the students’ current performance on increasingly-specific levels of standards.
Step 1: Access the student wheel by clicking on a students’ name when it is blue and hyperlinked.
This opens the proficiency wheel:
Step 2: Click on a standard to open the student’s body of evidence.
This body of evidence can be especially helpful when doing standards-based grading or meeting with student families. Clicking on each assessment shows individual questions and scores.
Step 3: Use the drop-down arrow to the left of the student’s name to switch between student proficiency wheels.
Helpful tip: Understanding and using the student info top menu.
- Standards overview: the proficiency wheel.
- Assessment history: all assessments a student has taken in Forefront, broken up by domain proficiency.
- Notes: any notes on student performance.
- Class history: past classes/teachers a student has been enrolled with in Forefront.
- Documents: any documents attached to the student.
Using “Add Student” in Reports
Reports that show a growth trend line can also show an individual student’s performance trend to provide context to performance.
Viewing a Student in the Series Report
Step 1: Create the relevant Series Report. (for help on that, read here.)
Step 2: Click “Growth” in the right-hand corner.
This will open the growth report of the series report. Any time there is a growth trend line, different cohorts, including a single student, can be added.
Step 3: Click the green plus-sign button to add a cohort.
Search for the student by name or student ID.
Troubleshooting tip: You must have access to that student to add them. Teachers cannot add students who have not been shared with them, or leaders cannot add students from other schools they’re not leading.
This will plot the student’s performance on the graph.
Helpful tip: Using the global cohort.
Need to compare a student to a larger group? Forefront data feeds into an anonymous cohort for data analysis. Add the Global cohort to see how all Forefront students did on an assessment. (Note: this is available on preconfigured assessments. If there are custom district assessments, the district cohort will be the top level available for those.)
Looking at a Single Student in Flexible Assessment Reports
Following the same steps, a single student trend line can be added to the Flexible Assessment Report.