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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

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

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

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

NWEA MAP Suite

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

NWEA MAP Suite

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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

NWEA MAP Suite

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Renaissance Star Assessments

Renaissance Star Assessments 8.3
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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

NWEA MAP Suite

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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

NWEA MAP Suite

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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

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

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

NWEA MAP Suite

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Renaissance Star Assessments

The training staff is very knowledgeable
Missy Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NWEA MAP Suite

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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

NWEA MAP Suite

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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

NWEA MAP Suite

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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

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

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

NWEA MAP Suite

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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