aPlus+ Attendance vs. Schoolmint Hero

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
aPlus+ Attendance
Score 10.0 out of 10
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aPlus+ Attendance, from Cobek Software, offers a selection of attendance solutions from 'off the shelf' to more complex integrated systems. Options can be configured to integrate with an existing system.N/A
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Hero is student behavior management software for K-12 schools and districts, from Schoolmint. Hero's goal is to enable consistent redirection of negative behavior, reinforcement of positive behavior and communication between educators, students, parents, and administrators across classrooms school and district-wide. Features include positive behavior tracking tools, referral and tardy management, school event management, behavior analytics data, etc.N/A
Pricing
aPlus+ AttendanceSchoolmint Hero
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aPlus+ AttendanceSchoolmint Hero
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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aPlus+ AttendanceSchoolmint Hero
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
aPlus+ AttendanceSchoolmint Hero
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.7
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
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7.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
aPlus+ AttendanceSchoolmint Hero
Likelihood to Recommend
Cobek Software
We found that this works great when allowed to integrate with our LMS and our chat platform because it automates the login process, each time a student logs into the chat it automatically tells us and generates a report that goes to the provost. This is also great for test taking and it limits the need for a proctor, we use it for multiple elements within student attendance.
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Schoolmint (Hero K12)
Hero is a great time saver for any busy school administrator. Students are able to use technology to earn positive points and also track and manage their own discipline. It is user-friendly and adaptable to the specific needs of the school. I love writing my own tracking codes and setting the action thresholds.
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Pros
Cobek Software
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Schoolmint (Hero K12)
  • Allows ALL students to earn points at the push of a button.
  • Connects with infinite Campus so student schedules and info are always accurate on the Hero site.
  • Allows teachers to create their own groups for after school programs or even small groups in their classrooms.
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Cons
Cobek Software
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Schoolmint (Hero K12)
  • Hero had the Hero Homeroom where teachers could collaborate and receive rewards but that was discontinued. I think that a similar reward system for those who are supposed to be inputting information would be helpful, where consistency for the required input is rewarded. For example: teachers were to be recording points for all their students every period every day - if they received points for completing their input & could then choose to spend those points on rewards that would help encourage participation to make it more successful overall.
  • Too hands-off in making sure that implementation is as successful as possible.
  • Too techie for non-tech savvy people.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cobek Software
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Schoolmint (Hero K12)
It is a great product
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Usability
Cobek Software
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Schoolmint (Hero K12)
again. for the day to day usage, adding points is a bit of a chore but I keep doing it because the students respond
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Support Rating
Cobek Software
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Schoolmint (Hero K12)
Someone is always available. I like being able to call, chat, or email as needed. There are also a lot of tutorials and webinars provided. Hero does a good job of providing tools for onboarding new users and customers as well. It is easy to find whatever information you are looking for.
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Alternatives Considered
Cobek Software
We didn't evaluate other software, this came highly recommended to us by our sister school and we opted to utilize that same program, ultimately it was a smart choice because leadership ended up combining student attendance and this made it easier to keep track on students from both universities. This has been a great choice for us.
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Schoolmint (Hero K12)
We used a tardy tracking system a couple years ago but it wasn't as efficient as Hero. It did not keep track of any positive behaviors. I don't remember the name of the system but I know it only focused on the negative behaviors and giving out consequences for those negative behaviors.
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Return on Investment
Cobek Software
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Schoolmint (Hero K12)
  • Definitely worth the money. The kids are happy, they're using the program as often as they can, and they appreciate the opportunity to be rewarded for their good behavior.
  • We've been able to sustain a store, and that's super awesome. I know we wouldn't be able to without the help of Hero and the ways in which we keep the hype.
  • I think I need more help with teacher adoption. We have a lot of initiatives at our school, so we're trying to take on a little more than we can chew at this point. We're getting there though!
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