16 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    8.0

    Freckle by Renaissance

    80%

    PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Freckle by Renaissance ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Course authoring

    7.3
    73%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    7.9
    79%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    8.2
    82%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    7.7
    77%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    8.9
    89%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    8.9
    89%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    7.5
    75%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    8.3
    83%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    8.3
    83%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    6.9
    69%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gamification

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

    8.6
    86%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.2

    Freckle by Renaissance

    82%
    10 Ratings
    9.0

    PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Freckle by Renaissance

    91%
    2 Ratings

    PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Freckle by Renaissance

    100%
    4 Ratings

    PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Freckle by Renaissance

    Freckle is a fantastic online learning platform. I think it works well in multiple learning environments. Last year I used Freckle in a distance learning model and this year on individual iPads in class. I love that it is a quick platform to assess student achievement. I haven't experienced a scenario where Freckle would fail however, lack of access to the internet is always a factor.
    Anonymous | 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

    Pros

    Freckle by Renaissance

    • Freckle does a great job adapting lessons.
    • Freckle does a great job motivating students and participation.
    • Freckle is very interactive with students and teachers to support continued participation.
    • Freckle provides DOK challenge questions that support students' understanding after standards are met.
    • Student inquiry and problem-based questions are also new additions to Freckle that help support led activities.
    Kristan Tyndall | 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

    • My students get bored with just answering questions the whole time. They complain about having to get on to Freckle.
    • I would like to see open ended or open response questions.
    • I would like for Freckle to be able to assess fluency.
    Lisa Sommer | 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

    Pricing Details

    Freckle by Renaissance

    General

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

    Starting Price

    PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Freckle by Renaissance

    Freckle by Renaissance 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    Freckle is an excellent educational tool. The platform supports students and provides them with the opportunity to be successful in mathematics.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Freckle by Renaissance

    Freckle by Renaissance 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Such an excellent program that is a hidden gem at no cost for teachers to use with students.
    Alicia Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerSchool Unified Classroom Special Programs

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Freckle by Renaissance

    I think that Freckle is a great supplemental support for students who are working at a K - 3 grade equivalency. The content is better than Moby Max, IXL, and FlashtoPass. However, freckle is very elementary with the look, sounds, incentives, and avatars. It is difficult to get many of our middle school students to "buy-in" to using the program. The content on the site is great. Teachers can pinpoint skills that students need to master. They can also assign problems by domain or specific standards.
    Kerri Ziegler | 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

    • High scores on state tests.
    • 100% of our students made a year's growth in a year's time in math.
    • Students enjoy Freckle math.
    Rita Platt | 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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