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Score 7.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Kickboard, from PowerSchool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    Skyward Student Management System

    85%
    12 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Kickboard, from PowerSchool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Skyward Student Management System

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Kickboard, from PowerSchool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Skyward Student Management System

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Kickboard, from PowerSchool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Skyward Student Management System

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Kickboard, from PowerSchool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Skyward Student Management System

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    PowerSchool Group LLC

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    Skyward

    Skyward SMS is well suited as a Student Management System for anyone who wants to drive their organization based on data. The capabilities of using the fields available as well as adding our own custom forms make data collection extremely easy. Reporting abilities take that data and allow us to make sense of what has been collected
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    Pros

    PowerSchool Group LLC

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    Skyward

    • It's a helpful way to hold and organize a large database of information. This is helpful when working at a school with a large number of students and when there is a need to pull up one specific student and see all of their information, past and present, in one place.
    • Helpful way to organize and track student and staff meal purchases.
    • Easy to track student grades and post comments about student performance.
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    Cons

    PowerSchool Group LLC

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    Skyward

    • I would love to see teachers have a more user-friendly dashboard for each student where there were icons/buttons that could be pushed to take you to that student's IEP, grades, etc. It's all on a sidebar now, but some thing you have to do a few click-thru's to get to. Overall I have very few critiques of Skyward.
    • I would like something that communicates more with parents of how to maximize their use of Skyward. For the not-so digitally inclined parents, it can be a bit intimidating to navigate this database system.
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    Pricing Details

    Kickboard, from PowerSchool

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Kickboard, from PowerSchool editions and modules pricing
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      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Skyward Student Management System

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Skyward Student Management System editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        PowerSchool Group LLC

        No answers on this topic

        Skyward

        Skyward is our core system, we are most likely going to be using it for some time
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        Usability

        PowerSchool Group LLC

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        Skyward

        Used by more than 1500 staff users in my district. Also used by 30000 parents.
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        Support Rating

        PowerSchool Group LLC

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        Skyward

        Overall great job, issues were taken care of. People in support do care.
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        Implementation Rating

        PowerSchool Group LLC

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        Skyward

        Yes, I was part of the implementation team.
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        Alternatives Considered

        PowerSchool Group LLC

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        Skyward

        I think Skyward does really well compared to Infinite Campus. They both have the capability to see students’ information, behavior history, and academic history from the district. However, Infinite Campus has a slight edge on the grade book in the way that it can customize a grade book to meet our needs.
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        Return on Investment

        PowerSchool Group LLC

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        Skyward

        • Skyward can be confusing for staff if they have never used it before as it is not intuitive therefore someone has to go over how to use it to new staff. Sometimes this can take weeks to a whole year to understand where to go.
        • Skyward has increased issues with rostering for online services due to the fields not updating properly. This has caused weeks of headache for the technology department.
        • Skyward does not have a Google integration so we have to buy a middle software to create users, groups, etc.
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