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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MasteryConnect

I love that MasteryConnect already has hundreds of standards built-in, like the ACT readiness and socioemotional learning standards my after-school program uses. I think MasteryConnect would be harder to implement for an educational institution using learning standards not already in MasteryConnect. Also, MasteryConnect does not function as a grade book for someone looking for that kind of solution.
Leigh Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

If you want a prepackaged option for learning that requires minimal instructor input, comes with no support, and offers a limited number of options as far as a dynamic and engaging learning experience, then this is probably the right option for you. If, on the other hand, you want a product that does a lot of different things, has excellent customer service, dynamically engages and challenges the user in a number of different activities and learning exercises, then, uh, please look elsewhere.
Nat Zorach, AICP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

MasteryConnect

  • Learning standards are already included in the software.
  • Allows educators to track students who are near-mastery and at-mastery
  • Color-coding system is easy to understand.
Leigh Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

  • Integration with Canvas is seamless and easy to use.
  • Assignment completion, for students, is straightforward and easy to use.
  • The SmartBook allows students to read as they are tested with questions and this helps them learn the material easily without having first trying to read, memorize a chapter and then answer questions.
Rita Wheeler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MasteryConnect

  • I don't like that we have to make separate trackers for each sub-strand of math on the ACT.
  • Sometimes it is difficult to find the assessments I am trying to score within trackers.
  • I wish I had more support on how to use the data in MasteryConnect.
Leigh Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

  • Difficult navigation upon sign-in
  • Too many choices per chapter - difficult to know which part to select to walk through assignments with students
Rebecca Vold Preston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MasteryConnect

MasteryConnect 6.0
Based on 2 answers
On-boarding was fine and sufficient, but we haven't really heard from MasteryConnect since then. I haven't reached out to them, either, though.
Leigh Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

McGraw-Hill Connect 6.6
Based on 4 answers
Personally, I did not encounter McGraw-Hill support. However, I worked with colleagues who needed support and were able to receive in a timely manner. Overall, McGraw Hill Connect is user-friendly (at least from teacher interface) and easy to navigate, which minimizes the need to reach out for support. The help button is useful and provides plenty of immediate support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MasteryConnect

MasteryConnect is a more affordable option for our medium-sized nonprofit. MasteryConnect fits our needs without being "too much" software. Illuminate and PowerSchool are more built for large school systems while we are a standalone organization with only about 250 students.
Leigh Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

We looked at several different competitors before adopting McGraw-Hill Connect. While they all had their own strengths and weaknesses, they all offered similar services. However, Connect offered SmartBook and we felt that was a huge differentiator. Connect also has the most in-depth and customizable reporting. Finally, we found after adopting that Connect has great implementation services.
Kyle Moninger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MasteryConnect

  • MasteryConnect has allowed our organization to track student learning data weekly for the first time.
  • We spend less than 10 minutes per week inputting student achievement data.
  • We are able to more quickly decide which skills to reteach because of MasteryConnect.
Leigh Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

McGraw-Hill Connect

  • Improved efficiency from analysts looking to speed up the time it takes to do certain tasks.
  • Less waste on searching and researching how to do certain concepts.
  • Negative impact is use by individuals that can learn better through other methods that don't require activities.
Connor Dieckman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MasteryConnect

General

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

McGraw-Hill Connect

General

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

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