WHO: Teachers looking for skills practice for students K-8 in Math and English – Language Arts.
HOW: Teachers create an account of their own, add in classes and rosters, then direct students to log in. When creating accounts, teachers can identify if students are primarily English or Spanish speakers. Upon logging in and trying different domains, students will start with a diagnostic test. Front Row is adaptive, so it adjusts to the students level. This allows students to focus on what they need to learn first, in order to build upon previous skills to grow. There are over 20,000 questions aligned to Common Core State Standards, and when students need help, there are videos to help guide along. On the ELA side, the main focus appears to be comprehension, and the articles provided can be adjusted to a variety of grade levels. Front Row provides teachers with great data in order to drive instruction. Tracking mastery of content through standards are laid out in the reporting tool. Front Row also works science and social studies into the questions allowing for cross-curricular connections.
WHEN: Front Row is great for independent practice or as an exit ticket option at the end of class. Teachers may also find Front Row useful to assign as homework. Front Row is a great tool to allow for parent involvement in the educational process. Printable instructions for creating parent accounts connected to students are a simple click away for teachers.
Here is an introductory video from Front Row: