Renaissance Star Assessments vs. TestInvite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Renaissance Star Assessments
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Star Assessments are a suite of assessments for reading, math, and early literacy, in both English and Spanish, boasting users among over 30,000 schools. Star Assessments helps educators to gain accurate insights into student learning, growth, and achievement—so they can help all learners reach their full potential. The full Star Assessment suite includes the computer-adaptive Star Reading (K–12), Star Math (K–12), and Star Early Literacy (pre-K–3) assessments; a formative assessment tool, Star…N/A
TestInvite
Score 8.4 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
TestInvite provides tools to design and deliver tailored online exams with security. TestInvite's library of pre-made hiring tests streamlines assessment creation, or users can bring their own tests. Systematic question randomization, customizable time limits, navigation restrictions, and secure screen-locking combat cheating behavior. Advanced anti-cheating features, including proctoring and webcam and screen monitoring, uphold exam integrity and ensure the…
$450
per year
Pricing
Renaissance Star AssessmentsTestInvite
Editions & Modules
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Pay as you go
$450
per year 2000 testing credits included
Essential
$948
per year 2000 testing credits included
Advanced
$1908
per year 2000 testing credits included
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Renaissance Star AssessmentsTestInvite
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$1 per seat
Additional DetailsTest Invite is an online exam software is built for organizations of any size. The "pay as you go" plan and credit system enable companies to use the system when they have just needed online exam processes without any recurring payment plans.
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Renaissance Star AssessmentsTestInvite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(65 ratings)
8.4
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(9 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(15 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.8
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Renaissance Star AssessmentsTestInvite
Likelihood to Recommend
Renaissance Learning
Many of my students reach the 852 score and are eligible to take the Star Reading test in the Spring. This is due to the reports telling me which skills to work on and being able to group students according to skill needs. When I need teacher assistance, online meetings with Renaissance support personnel has been available. Renaissance always welcomes teacher feedback to improve their products. The company has acquired many classroom tools in the last years and connected them fir ease of teacher use, which saves classroom time.
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Test Invite
Our needs are really well met by Test Invite. Of particular note is the fact that Test Invite provides contemporary methods to assess the knowledge and skills of the test takers. In our field, it is imperative to understand the oral language skills of potential students. With the use of video and audio recording supported questions, we can gain more insight into our students' needs so that we can tailor our services to them better. For language testing, Test Invite really allows the school to reliably collect, analyze and report on essential data needed from students. There are some usability issues with the platform, however, Test Invite has been working diligently to improve on these areas and add additional functionality.
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Pros
Renaissance Learning
  • Renaissance Star Assessments gives me a look at each student as an overall reader.
  • Renaissance Star Assessments shows me the areas of which my students are struggling.
  • Renaissance Star Assessments is linked with Nearpod, so I can assign lessons based on what each student needs.
  • Star CBM helps me see whether my students' fluency is improving or not.
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Test Invite
  • Cognitive aptitude assessments.
  • Providing assessment platform.
  • Providing support during assessment activities.
  • English proficiency testing.
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Cons
Renaissance Learning
  • The graphs for each subject are not consistently the same. (ie. some graphs are by 5s and some are by 50s.) It's very confusing to read them.
  • The questions are not rigorous enough for state standards.
  • Different reports will show data that does not align. If 'state' is chosen, then all reports should show the same data. The Parent Report will show the child in 'green', but every sub-skill is in 'red'. That is super confusing for parents and teachers.
  • All reports should be based on the same score, but they are not. It is like comparing apples to oranges on the same child.
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Test Invite
  • More training videos on specific functionalities
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Likelihood to Renew
Renaissance Learning
I give it this rating because it is an essential program in our school. We set up reading groups throug( the Star assessment. We set goals based on the assessment. Students comfort zones are based on the zpd data in Star. We track students progress through the data found in Star.
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Test Invite
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Usability
Renaissance Learning
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.
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Test Invite
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Reliability and Availability
Renaissance Learning
It’s wonderful
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Test Invite
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Performance
Renaissance Learning
I absolutely love this program
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Test Invite
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Support Rating
Renaissance Learning
After using the product for multiple years, I am very pleased with the assessment administration and report options. I use STAR Assessment data regularly and review the different reports to guide instruction. There are many different report options to help meet the needs of the teacher and student. STAR Assessments are a valuable assessment tool for the classroom
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Test Invite
This is the most appreciated part of working with Test Invite over the last 2 years. Support was always timely, congenial, effective, and never challenging in terms of response rate or quality of reaction. Our counterpart on the Test Invite side has practically become a member of our team, as they are always extremely involved and ready to provide value while becoming very clear on our needs.
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Online Training
Renaissance Learning
I just feel this way.
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Test Invite
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Implementation Rating
Renaissance Learning
When presenters show us how to use the program they need to have a full class size of data. During training, there were only 5 or 6 sample students. Classes are more like 25 and that makes the training more realistic to have similar data to what we will use.
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Test Invite
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Alternatives Considered
Renaissance Learning
Renaissance Star Math Assessment provided a proven data collection tool. This was also being used at the lower grades in our district, so it made sense to continue with its use to provide a more reliable and accurate picture of our students entering the middle school. The continuation of the data trail should continue to help their overall growth.
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Test Invite
I selected Test Invite because it was the only provider I found whose question format types and customization options fully allowed us to digitalize our placement tests and conduct them online. The availability of video and audio options in questions is a clear advantage.
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Scalability
Renaissance Learning
Great overall program with lots of advice in implementation
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Test Invite
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Return on Investment
Renaissance Learning
  • It has positively impacted student time to learn by reducing testing times and allowing more time for instruction
  • The reduced testing time also positively impacted our schools by freeing the computer labs and making the planning and creation of testing schedules easier. This has allowed more computer lab use for education and learning.
  • It has negatively impacted the time and effort required by support staff, administrators, and some teachers by requiring more time spent on looking up results or going to multiple spots and manually combining results because a larger group couldn't easily be made.
  • Another negative impact on our district is that it has also taxed those few educators with more technical ability and data knowledge moreso than other programs. The need to create/summarize/write programs to deal with full, raw data export files since the smaller, more specific reports and summaries are not downloadable into a format that can be manipulated easily (pdf only, not csv exports), and to constantly back up data exports and to have to search through them when the State wants results on past students etc.
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Test Invite
  • I think they're incredibly supportive and flexible for a growing business
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