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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Nearpod

Nearpod is excellent for direct instruction. Its slides feature works just like a PowerPoint, however, it is displayed on all user's screens, so it can be utilized even in a large environment. In the classroom, it alleviates the problem of being able to see the board. The platform provides numerous engagement tools that can assess learning easily, quickly, and makes it fun for the users.
Carl Winter | 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

Nearpod

  • Engagement
  • Formative assessment
  • Library of Resources
Anonymous | 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

Nearpod

  • I would love Nearpod to have more free activities.
  • I would love Nearpod to be free for educators.
  • I would love if teachers could assign homework on Nearpod.
Isha Gangopadhaya | 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

Nearpod

Nearpod 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Goal is to continue our subscription for the 2019-2020 school year
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renaissance Star Assessments

Renaissance Star Assessments 6.4
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

Nearpod

Nearpod 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Web-based or using the app, Nearpod is easy to use
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Nearpod

No score
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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

Nearpod

No score
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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

Nearpod

Nearpod 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The support staff for Nearpod is top-notch. I have not had technical issues, but I did have a concern about my bill and they reached out to me nearly immediately to address the problem. I was very satisfied with how they handled the interaction from beginning to end. They did a great job.
Carl Winter | 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

Nearpod

No answers on this topic

Renaissance Star Assessments

The training staff is very knowledgeable
Missy Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
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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

Nearpod

The custom, integrated, online content, along with school libraries, makes this product superior to PearDeck. Nearpod exceeds PowerPoint because of the ease of use, the student paced lessons, and the ability to embed CFUs.
Mike Rich | 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

Nearpod

No score
No answers yet
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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

Nearpod

  • The impact is awesome. It gives students a digital option other than PowerPoint for presentations.
  • The feedback tool allows you to follow students in realtime.
  • The shallow learning curve made it easy encourage other faculty to try it.
Trent Slaton | 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

Nearpod

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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