4 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Freckle by Renaissance

The company name Freckle by Renaissance is representative of how diverse the program truly is. Before the program being called Freckle by Renaissance, it was known as FrontRow several years ago the company changed the name to Freckle to represent how individualized there mission was. Freckle by Renaissance was representative of how no one person has the same freckles, and from that, the program built their core around no two children are alike and allow for different paths for students based on their placement test inthe individual domains in ELA & math.
Alicia Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

PowerSchool Special Education is well suited in one specific area: special education in elementary, middle and high schools. It works here due to the nature of the platform, which focuses on meeting the needs of students with all disabilities. The software offers information on specific cases, students, as well as Academics. This supports the mission of supporting all students and making it easier for educators, parents, and administration to be more heavily involved in tracking, monitoring and supporting students. When using PowerSchool Special Education, it simplifies the IEP process. Collaboration is one of the best abilities the software provides. There is a need to track program eligibility, including 501 accommodations and Title 1, and in a school with such a large population, the functionality that this software offers to users is important.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Freckle by Renaissance
7.8
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs
Course authoring
Freckle by Renaissance
5.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs
Course catalog or library
Freckle by Renaissance
5.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs
Player/Portal
Freckle by Renaissance
5.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs
Learning content
Freckle by Renaissance
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs
Mobile friendly
Freckle by Renaissance
8.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs
Progress tracking & certifications
Freckle by Renaissance
9.5
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs
Assignments
Freckle by Renaissance
9.5
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs
Learning administration
Freckle by Renaissance
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs
Learning reporting & analytics
Freckle by Renaissance
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs
Social learning
Freckle by Renaissance
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

Pros

Freckle by Renaissance

  • Math is divided into different areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

  • It provides all the documents necessary for supporting federal and state laws in regards to the special education program.
  • Extremely effective in helping to meet reporting standards for students. Teachers that fall behind on deadlines or timelines are given reminders and provided with processes to monitor progress and reporting.
  • Case management is easy, which leads to 100% compliance. This is important because the best strength is that this platform helps to increase funding by meeting all requirements of the Fed and State.
  • An additional strength is the collaborative potential it offers. The platform offers student portals to let staff access all resources on demand.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freckle by Renaissance

  • Adding science games to coincide with science articles.
  • Adding social studies games to coincide with social studies article.
Alicia Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

  • In terms of improvement, the interface is extremely ugly and simple in design, color and icon design. The platform needs to have a much more interactive and appealing interface so that use is more comfortable.
  • For parents, their side of the platform has a lot of options. That needs to be simplified. I think less and more drop downs within the key menus would help.
  • The disability codes are very lengthy. Perhaps there are easier or faster ways to access subsections to select.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Freckle by Renaissance

Freckle by Renaissance 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have had all my questions answered each time I needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Freckle by Renaissance

Freckle by Renaissance by far out stacks any math program I have used. It is easily accessible, both student and teacher-friendly. I have only seen a positive return from consistently using the program and conferencing with students on their progress.
Alicia Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

There is no other software on the market that is specifically focused on improving the support of special education programs. PowerSchool Special Education system has a similar interface and structure that Moodle Rooms offer; however, Moodle Rooms is for content management and student management. PowerSchool Special Education is not related to course curriculum management, it is primarily focused on special education programs. Managing special education programs can be very difficult and stressful. It is impossible to successfully comply and healthily support a special education program without tools such as PowerSchool Special Education. Even more important than what other software does do for schools and educators, this platform makes it more convenient for families. Electronic forms and parent portals make processes easier.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freckle by Renaissance

  • Our teachers like it a lot.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

  • There is also a positive impact on ROI for the school. Utilizing this software provides the school with the ability to increase the potential it receives in Title 1 funding. Title 1 funding is a major source of funding for inner-city schools in particular.
  • Normally, the IEP and tracking process is lengthy, filled with paper, and often takes more time than necessary. Utilizing this software speeds up the process and provides clear requirements to be met, which reduces the number of questions and confusing meetings or papers left in teacher mailboxes.
  • I have not experienced a negative return on investment with the software, because, without it, the paper trail would be too lengthy and the process would be much more convoluted, with long meetings, long sheets of paperwork, and missed deadlines due to a lack of clear collaboration.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Freckle by Renaissance

Pricing Details

Freckle by Renaissance

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freckle by Renaissance
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs
9.0

Support Rating

Freckle by Renaissance
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

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