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9 Tips for Improved Math Instruction

Broad scale assessments of mathematics performance in the United States indicate declining overall performance in mathematics. While the COVID pandemic certainly played a…
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10 Tips for a USNS Implementation

As you begin to look to the fall to support your RtI/MTSS efforts to strengthen math instruction in your district, here are ten…
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Teaching for Number Sense

Forefront Education founder and lead author of the Universal Screeners for Number Sense (USNS) Project, David Woodward, presented with Pam Harris, founder of…
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USNS 2023 Updates

Thank You A very sincere thanks to the entire community of USNS educators and for your efforts to improve instruction and math learning…
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Math Screener Results 2020-23

In June 2023, lead author of the Universal Screeners for Number Sense (USNS) Project, David Woodward, took a deep dive into math screener…
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About the USNS Project

Forefront Education, founded in 2009, provides an assessment data and standards-based reporting and grading solution called Forefront®. We support over 500 schools in…
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USNS Validity and Reliability

Forefront Education commissioned an external review of the Universal Screeners for Number Sense (USNS) by a team of researchers at Bowling Green State…
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The Number Sense Lens

Lenses are conceptual frameworks to organize ideas, skills, concepts, and developmental milestones. They provide educators with shared perspectives on expectations and outcomes, and…
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Social-Emotional Needs Before, During, and After USNS Interviews

The first weeks of school are an exciting time! Yet many students also feel anxious at the start of a new school year,…
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Screener Validity and Reliability

History and Background The Universal Screeners for Number Sense (USNS) released in three phases during the 2020-2021 school year are the result of…
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