Renaissance Star Assessments vs. Vervoe

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Renaissance Star Assessments
Score 9.1 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
Vervoe
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Vervoe's mission is to make hiring about merit, not background. Vervoe helps employers make hiring decisions based on how well candidates can actually do the job instead of how good they look on paper. Vervoe replaces the traditional hiring process with skills assessments and gives every candidate an opportunity to showcase their talent by doing job-related tasks. Then, Vervoe uses machine learning models to automatically rank candidates based on how well they perform. Vervoe can…
$19
per month Assessment
Pricing
Renaissance Star AssessmentsVervoe
Editions & Modules
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Pay & Go
$19
per month Assessment
Skills validation via API
Custom
per year Assessment
Skills-based hiring
Custom
per year Assessment
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Renaissance Star AssessmentsVervoe
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll prices are in USD and exclude applicable taxes. For internal hiring only. Agency plans available. Talk to Sales.
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User Ratings
Renaissance Star AssessmentsVervoe
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(64 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(9 ratings)
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Usability
8.3
(5 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(2 ratings)
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Performance
8.2
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.0
(15 ratings)
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Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
8.2
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
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Ease of integration
8.7
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(2 ratings)
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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 AssessmentsVervoe
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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Vervoe
In my opinion, I felt we were oversold by Vervoe. There are many comparable tools out there that are far less expensive. I realized after the fact that I should have asked more specific questions. The team that will help create the questions for the customized assessment is located in Australia. We had to schedule our meetings with them in the evening and it was NOT disclosed to us that that would be the case. A big reason we chose Vervoe over other platforms was that they made it seem like they would create the questions for us, they tried to but we ended up having to almost create the entire assessment from scratch. In my opinion, the platform is very clunky and simple things are not possible. For example, each recruiter cannot receive scores that they sent out to candidates... we receive scores for the entire group and we have to sort through whose candidate is whose...when hiring in high volume this is extremely challenging and annoying.
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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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Vervoe
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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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Vervoe
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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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Vervoe
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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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Vervoe
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Reliability and Availability
Renaissance Learning
It’s wonderful
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Performance
Renaissance Learning
I absolutely love this program
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Vervoe
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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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Vervoe
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Online Training
Renaissance Learning
I just feel this way.
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Vervoe
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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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Vervoe
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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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Vervoe
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Scalability
Renaissance Learning
Great overall program with lots of advice in implementation
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Vervoe
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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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Vervoe
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Generate, edit, add or remove skills and questions to build your ideal assessmentScreenshot of Send via email or use a trackable quick link for your job ad, career page or social channelScreenshot of Train the AI to grade like you to optimize good and bad answers the way you wouldScreenshot of Results come to life with scores, rank, trophies and top performer badges. Weigh the importance of skills or questions then shortlist your favorites, compare responses and share with stakeholdersScreenshot of Once you’ve found the perfect fit mark them as hired in your assessment. Their assessment, skill profile and results can then be accessed at any time in all candidates