MasteryConnect vs. PowerSchool Unified Classroom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MasteryConnect
Score 10.0 out of 10
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MasteryConnect, from Instructure, featuring MasteryTracker, is designed to allow teachers to effectively assess core standards, monitor student performance, and report student mastery to parents and administrators.N/A
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Score 6.2 out of 10
N/A
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
MasteryConnectPowerSchool Unified Classroom
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Pricing Offerings
MasteryConnectPowerSchool Unified Classroom
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
MasteryConnectPowerSchool Unified Classroom
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
MasteryConnect
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Ratings
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.1
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
MasteryConnectPowerSchool Unified Classroom
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
MasteryConnectPowerSchool Unified Classroom
Likelihood to Recommend
Instructure
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.
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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
Instructure
  • 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.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Hand in/Hand Out Assignments
  • Standards Based Assessments
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Cons
Instructure
  • 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.
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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
Instructure
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.
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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
Instructure
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.
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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
Instructure
  • 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.
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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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