Freckle by Renaissance vs. Synergy Education Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Freckle by Renaissance
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Freckle’s differentiation platform is designed to makes it easy for teachers to reach each student at their own individual level—without having to spend extra time preparing many different lessons every day. The Freckle platform was designed by Freckle Education in San Francisco, and was acquired and is now supported by Renaissance Learning (acquired May 2019).N/A
Synergy Education Platform
Score 6.7 out of 10
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Edupoint Educational Systems offers the Synergy Education Platform, a K-12 integrated student information management and LMS, featuring grade and attendance management, RTI and special education, mobile app and parent engagement, and other features.N/A
Pricing
Freckle by RenaissanceSynergy Education Platform
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Offerings
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Freckle by RenaissanceSynergy Education Platform
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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Features
Freckle by RenaissanceSynergy Education Platform
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
Freckle by Renaissance
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Ratings
Synergy Education Platform
8.9
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Online Registration Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Roster Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Platform Customization00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Student Data Security00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Community Support00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Class Scheduling00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Compliance Support00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
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User Ratings
Freckle by RenaissanceSynergy Education Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(14 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
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Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
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Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
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Implementation Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
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Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Freckle by RenaissanceSynergy Education Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Renaissance Learning
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.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
Synergy is well-suited for seamlessly bridging enrollment and student information. Other organizations I have worked at used two separate platforms for this purpose. Synergy also merges, seamlessly, parent contact functions, using one platform.
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Pros
Renaissance Learning
  • 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.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
  • IEP and 504 are accessible
  • student information is easily found in one place for teachers and administration
  • Please update this process it is very slow
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Cons
Renaissance Learning
  • 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.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
  • More education tools
  • Improve and cleaner design
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Likelihood to Renew
Renaissance Learning
Freckle is an excellent educational tool. The platform supports students and provides them with the opportunity to be successful in mathematics.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
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Usability
Renaissance Learning
user friendly
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Edupoint Educational Systems
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Support Rating
Renaissance Learning
Such an excellent program that is a hidden gem at no cost for teachers to use with students.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
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Alternatives Considered
Renaissance Learning
We have used IXL for many years at our school and always liked it and the kids enjoyed it. We used this program as it worked with the testing results we would get from MAPS testing (our previous standardized testing platform). I would say Freckle by Renaissance has exceeded our expectations when we were relating it to IXL. Freckle by Renaissance is much more engaging and entertaining for the students and in turn they want to use it more and therefore learn more. IXL is very redundant and has the same layout and overall look for all questions and subjects. We have been greatly impressed with Freckle by Renaissance when comparing it to IXL.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
I like how synergy has everything in one place.
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Return on Investment
Renaissance Learning
  • I used Freckle in the free version and was very pleased with the opportunities it offered my students and the engagement is achieved.
  • I currently use Freckle premium and continue to enjoy the benefits that Freckle provides to my student's growth, more so it now provides weekly reports and other analytical reports to support students.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
  • it takes longer to do everything because it involves to many clicks to enter data and save it
  • longer time
  • because it does not autosave, you have to start from scratch if you hit the back button or change the screen
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