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Likelihood to Recommend

NWEA MAP Suite

The grade level norms are averages and should not be used to set expectations or goals for students. The student score compared to the norm provides a perspective about how each student, or the class, or the grade level is performing. The NWEA MAP test assessments reveal precisely which academic skills and concepts your child has acquired and what he/she is ready to learn. NWEA MAP Suite reports allow teachers to better target instruction based on students’ strengths and needs.
Terica Bergan | 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

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

Pros

NWEA MAP Suite

  • NWEA MAP Suite calculates projected growth for individual students based on their grade level and RIT score for each subject.
  • Projected growth can be found on many different reports.
Terica Bergan | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

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

Cons

NWEA MAP Suite

  • None, this software does what it claims.
Terica Bergan | 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

NWEA MAP Suite

NWEA MAP Suite 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The customer service is phenomenal! Every time I call, which is not very often, I always get a friendly agent that works hard to solve my problem and does not give up. They look at all angles of the issue and will go above and beyond to help. For example, our students are rostered by connecting NWEA MAP Suite to our SIS, and sometimes there is a glitch. NWEA will call the other software company if necessary, to help get the glitch fixed.
Terica Bergan | 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

NWEA MAP Suite

No answers on this topic

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

NWEA MAP Suite

  • Allowed us to test students 3x a year to better evaluate if a student is growing or not.
  • The data from the MAP assessment may be included as part of the placement review process along with other data points, such as student work samples and other assessment data to help determine if a student is ready for the next grade level.
Terica Bergan | 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

NWEA MAP Suite

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

NWEA MAP Suite
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.5

Support Rating

NWEA MAP Suite
10.0
PowerSchool Unified Classroom
8.5

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