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Score 8 out of 100
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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

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

MasteryConnect
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Course authoring
MasteryConnect
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
9.0
Course catalog or library
MasteryConnect
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.0
Player/Portal
MasteryConnect
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
9.0
Learning content
MasteryConnect
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Mobile friendly
MasteryConnect
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
5.0
Progress tracking & certifications
MasteryConnect
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
7.5
Assignments
MasteryConnect
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
10.0
Learning administration
MasteryConnect
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
MasteryConnect
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.5
Social learning
MasteryConnect
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.0

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

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

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

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

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

PowerSchool Unified Classroom 8.5
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

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

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

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

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

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Pricing Details

MasteryConnect

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

MasteryConnect
8.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.5

Support Rating

MasteryConnect
6.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.5

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