Frontline Professional Growth vs. PowerSchool Unified Classroom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Frontline Professional Growth
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Frontline Education offers a learning management system focusing on the development goals of teachers, in Frontline Professional Growth.N/A
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Score 6.2 out of 10
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PowerSchool Unified Classroom is a learning management and classroom collaboration solution suite. It aims to empower teachers with real-time student interaction inside and outside the classroom, bringing in more social and collaborative learning. Teachers can quickly create and deliver rich engaging lessons, electronically collect, annotate, and grade work, and easily collaborate and share with other educators. Unified Classroom includes PowerSchool solutions Assessment, Gradebook, Learning,…N/A
Pricing
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Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Frontline Professional Growth
9.0
4 Ratings
9% above category average
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.1
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Course authoring9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.04 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Player/Portal10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Learning content9.02 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.24 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications10.04 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Assignments9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Compliance management9.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.03 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.03 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Social learning8.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Frontline Professional GrowthPowerSchool Unified Classroom
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(4 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(2 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Frontline Professional GrowthPowerSchool Unified Classroom
Likelihood to Recommend
Frontline Education
This is perfect for the district looking to convert older physical forms to digital copies, and mitigate the tracking of forms from desk to desk. Frontline will do it all digitally. Those in the approval process can approve or deny, or even ask for more information, which sends the form back to the user who submitted it. This is also good for those looking for a way to manage professional development in their district and all that comes with it, including tracking workshops, awarding hours, etc. Most districts use Frontline programs somewhere, so this is another piece to that. However, this is cost-heavy.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
In the classroom it is very well suited. For classroom teachers, and for school systems in general. It is appropriate in this capacity because it creates a streamlined sense of communication for all stakeholders: teachers, parents, students, and administration. It makes parent meetings very easy, it makes interventions for students easy, and it helps administration keep tabs on overall progress
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Pros
Frontline Education
  • Frontline Professional Growth is set up to organize and document all aspects of a teacher's evaluation. Artifacts are archived and can be used in multiple areas.
  • SGOs, observations, PDPs, and documentation logs can all be shared between the staff member and the administration.
  • The forms are easy to fill out, can be saved as drafts in progress, and can be referred to from year to year.
  • The Professional Development Workshop section offers a calendar of workshops in catalog format as well as calendar format.
  • As a workshop presenter, enrollment tools are easy to use and offer multiple ways to access your roster.
  • As a workshop participant, workshops are listed as in progress and completed. Hours are tabulated and saved each year.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Hand in/Hand Out Assignments
  • Standards Based Assessments
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Cons
Frontline Education
  • Confusing sign-on processes.
  • AESOP (absence management) is not integrated with Professional Growth as advertised.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • The user interface is a little blocky and not entirely user-friendly.
  • It does take more training than we'd like with new staff.
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Support Rating
Frontline Education
Overall, Frontline Professional Growth manages observations, SGOs, documentation logs, and Professional Development Plans. In addition to these evaluation pieces, it allows our district to manage our Professional Development Workshops (in-house), Professional Development requests (for out-of-district), and many online request forms. The only real negative is that some of the menus are a bit cumbersome, and it takes several steps to get around the system.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
They are very responsive to the issues that we have and follow through with their assistance. Having a live assist that is available when our teachers need it is essential too. They also seem to listen to suggestions on making improvements and have been transparent with us when renovations are done.
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Alternatives Considered
Frontline Education
I have only used this and GCN trainings. I think it helps having more choices that hold value to your work day.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
I have used markbook and gradebook. Each system had good features that were slightly different but the fact that this one is web based and accessible makes it the best of the 3 I have used. The learning curve to using the program is similar to the other 2 and overall has allowed me to save time reporting to students and parents.
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Return on Investment
Frontline Education
  • We have used a lot less paper over the past few years which leads to cost savings.
  • The time it takes to submit a form and get approval has sped up since this is all digital.
  • The time it takes to track and award professional development hours has sped up.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Positive impact- i don't know how much it costs but every teacher spends probably 1-4 hours on powerschool every week but it streamlines communication
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