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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

Renaissance Star Assessments

Renaissance STAR Assessments are most appropriate when reviewing student progress and growth over time. These reports can be shared with students and families. The results can be used to guide instruction.
STAR Assessments are not appropriate for grading purposes. These assessments are also not appropriate to be used daily/weekly for a quick check of academic growth.
Anonymous | 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

Renaissance Star Assessments

  • They assess without requiring excessive amounts of time, leaving more time for actual learning and instruction.
  • There are a variety of reports available for different needs.
  • Their norm data and percentile measures are statistically adjusted for weeks of instruction/ date the test is taken in relation to the norming study.
Anonymous | 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

Renaissance Star Assessments

  • Renaissance Star 360 should allow teachers to modify information included in reports. Sometimes teachers and administrators need information presented in a different way from the standard reports given.
  • Renaissance Star 360 should allow for students to increase their ZPD each time they take the STAR rather than only basing it on the initial score.
  • Renaissance Star 360 should give teachers an analysis of types of questions missed so that teachers can assess testing issues with the students.
Lisa Capon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MasteryConnect

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Renaissance Star Assessments

Renaissance Star Assessments 6.5
Based on 3 answers
I feel that is has been a very useful resource for data management in our school. It has helped the students and teachers recognize what needs to be addressed and what they already know so far that school year. I feel that this has been extremely helpful on many different levels.
Annmarie Grieco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MasteryConnect

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Renaissance Star Assessments

Renaissance Star Assessments 8.3
Based on 2 answers
I love the idea that it takes only a short period of time for the students to be able to take the quizzes and obtain results. I appreciative how quickly the teacher has plans on implementation in her/his hands as soon as the class has completed the quiz.
Gengie Wiedenfeld | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MasteryConnect

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Renaissance Star Assessments

Renaissance Star Assessments 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never have issues with the program
Missy Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

MasteryConnect

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Renaissance Star Assessments

Renaissance Star Assessments 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I absolutely love this program
Missy Berry | 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

Renaissance Star Assessments

Renaissance Star Assessments 8.0
Based on 11 answers
I joined the Renaissance online community so that has given me lots of ideas. However, I still have to search through tons of posts and discussion threads to find what I need. Online help is available to teachers to find what you are looking for but it is often hard to explain in a chat bubble what you need exactly. I think teacher support is lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MasteryConnect

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Renaissance Star Assessments

The training staff is very knowledgeable
Missy Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MasteryConnect

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Renaissance Star Assessments

Renaissance Star Assessments 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It helped that we created a school testing calendar for each grade level and subject matter. In this way, everyone was taking a quiz at a specific time.
Gengie Wiedenfeld | 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

Renaissance Star Assessments

STAR is much more comprehensive than other reading assessments available for secondary students. Unlike DIBELS, STAR assesses more than just vocabulary. Unlike other Informal Reading Inventories and assessments, STAR requires no special training to administer or interpret the results. STAR can be used to determine reading levels through a post-secondary reading level
Alecia Walkuski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MasteryConnect

No score
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Renaissance Star Assessments

Renaissance Star Assessments 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great overall program with lots of advice in implementation
Missy Berry | 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

Renaissance Star Assessments

  • Schools aren't exactly a business, but Star helps us track progress toward our goals.
  • In education, time is our currency. We save tons of assessment time with Star.
  • Star is data rich and resource rich, which saves us from having multiple resource streams.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MasteryConnect

General

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

Renaissance Star Assessments

General

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

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