FACTS Student Information System vs. IXL Learning

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FACTS Student Information System
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
FACTS Student Information System (formerly RenWeb) is a Student Information System that handles admissions, student information, billing, report cards, grading, attendance, and parent access, among others. FACTS is a property of Nelnet Business Solutions.N/A
IXL
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
IXL Learning is an educational technology company headquartered in San Mateo, that delivers an immersive e-learning content and digital curricula for students in all grades, in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. Boasting over 12 million students already using IXL in the U.S., and over 100 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL is helps schools use technology to improve teaching and learning. From algebra to adverbs, molecules to maps, IXL’s content and…
$299
per year
Pricing
FACTS Student Information SystemIXL Learning
Editions & Modules
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Math Pre-K to 12
$299
per year 25 students
Language Arts Pre-K to 12
$299
per year 25 students
Science Grades 2 to 8
$299
per year 25 students
Social Studies Grades 2 to 8
$299
per year 25 students
Spanish Level 1
$299
per year 25 students
Schools & Districts level plan
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FACTS Student Information SystemIXL
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts available for bundled curricula and per student cost for larger student bodies / classroom sizes.
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Community Pulse
FACTS Student Information SystemIXL Learning
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Features
FACTS Student Information SystemIXL Learning
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
FACTS Student Information System
9.3
5 Ratings
11% above category average
IXL Learning
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Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Registration Management9.74 Ratings00 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting9.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Roster Management9.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Customization6.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service9.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Student Data Security9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Community Support9.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Class Scheduling9.84 Ratings00 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance Support9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
FACTS Student Information SystemIXL Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(9 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FACTS Student Information SystemIXL Learning
Likelihood to Recommend
FACTS
We base our entire student data on the Student ID that is produced in FACTS. We create user accounts for technology and online textbooks as well as their lunch account, all based on the Student ID. We also can run many different reports using the SID as the data constant and all the other information variables are available as needed to report.
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IXL Learning
It is great for providing students extra resources and opportunities for practice. In this case, it is extremely well suited. Moreover, since every student is different, the dynamic adjustment allows students to work through more/less problems depending on their level of mastery which can help students pinpoint areas of issues to discuss in the class. It is less appropriate for settings where a student may struggle to teach themselves as this requires some level of independence on part of the user.
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Pros
FACTS
  • Easy to use grade book
  • Simple way to store and access health information, behavior reports, and family contact information.
  • We use FACTS in the residential aspect of our organization.
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IXL Learning
  • Aligned to standards
  • Progress monitoring
  • Rigorous practice
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Cons
FACTS
  • It could use more space for uploading classroom media.
  • It could lessen the number of new open windows or frames for various functions that can be done on the same screen.
  • It could incorporate more social-media like tools to make it more native for students and parents.
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IXL Learning
  • Clearer explanation of scores
  • When scoring - what are they comparing the range to?
  • Make the platform more entertaining for younger audiences.
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Likelihood to Renew
FACTS
It's user-friendly, the customer service is great, and we have a significant amount of time invested in training our faculty and staff to use many aspects of FACTS within their areas of responsibility. I really like the variety of reports I can generate which gives important data to our administration and Board.
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IXL Learning
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Alternatives Considered
FACTS
Switched from Blackbaud to RenWeb now FACTS. We made the change for affordability and because more software components were included. Blackbaud required the purchase of multiple additional modules.
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IXL Learning
IXL is the best for easy to find practice for math standards. Freckle has more in depth features and integrates with other Renaissance products well, but can be hard to learn or use. Prodigy is a fun math game platform that works well for extra student practice or learning, but isn't as targeted as IXL
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Return on Investment
FACTS
  • Has paid for itself many time over with the abilities it provides.
  • Can be managed by as few or as many as needed so per employee cost is great.
  • Reporting is great for almost any topic needed all the way to How many took the ACT in spring.
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IXL Learning
  • It has allowed our students to be remediated or enriched on a much easier basis without having to come up with ideas for them.
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