4 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
15 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Frontline Professional Growth

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

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
Saloni Hemani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Frontline Professional Growth
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Course authoring
Frontline Professional Growth
8.9
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
9.0
Course catalog or library
Frontline Professional Growth
8.8
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
6.9
Player/Portal
Frontline Professional Growth
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
9.0
Learning content
Frontline Professional Growth
9.1
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.1
Mobile friendly
Frontline Professional Growth
7.4
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
5.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Frontline Professional Growth
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.6
Assignments
Frontline Professional Growth
9.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
10.0
Compliance management
Frontline Professional Growth
9.5
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Learning administration
Frontline Professional Growth
9.1
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.1
Learning reporting & analytics
Frontline Professional Growth
9.1
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.6
Social learning
Frontline Professional Growth
8.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0

Pros

Frontline Professional Growth

  • 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.
Melissa Ferro | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • Hand in/Hand Out Assignments
  • Standards Based Assessments
Mike Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Frontline Professional Growth

  • Confusing sign-on processes.
  • AESOP (absence management) is not integrated with Professional Growth as advertised.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • The user interface is a little blocky and not entirely user-friendly.
  • It does take more training than we'd like with new staff.
Amy Westby | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Frontline Professional Growth

Frontline Professional Growth 8.9
Based on 2 answers
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.
Melissa Ferro | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

PowerSchool Unified Classroom 8.6
Based on 2 answers
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.
Mike Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Frontline Professional Growth

I have only used this and GCN trainings. I think it helps having more choices that hold value to your work day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

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.
Mark Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Frontline Professional Growth

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

  • 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
Saloni Hemani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Frontline Professional Growth

Pricing Details

Frontline Professional Growth

General

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Frontline Professional Growth
8.9
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.6

Support Rating

Frontline Professional Growth
8.9
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.6

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