Renaissance Star Assessments vs. Workable

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Renaissance Star Assessments
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
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
Workable
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Workable is a recruiting software with HR integrations and AI-powered candidate sourcing. It has SEO-optimized job descriptions and one-click advertising across popular job boards. Workable also features communication tracking, real-time syncing, reporting, and mobile accessibility for collaboration.
$149
per month
Pricing
Renaissance Star AssessmentsWorkable
Editions & Modules
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Starter
$149.00 Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Renaissance Star AssessmentsWorkable
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsThe Workable Monthly Plan is priced at $149 per job, per month, offering access to Workable's complete toolset, accommodating up to two active jobs at a time, and providing 200 AI sourcing profile views each month.
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Features
Renaissance Star AssessmentsWorkable
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Renaissance Star Assessments
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Ratings
Workable
7.7
35 Ratings
4% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.929 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings9.031 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings6.828 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.433 Ratings
Customized Application Form00 Ratings8.931 Ratings
Resume Management00 Ratings8.133 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings4.030 Ratings
Candidate Search00 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.633 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.333 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation00 Ratings7.316 Ratings
Email Templates00 Ratings9.729 Ratings
User Permissions00 Ratings9.531 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings6.732 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings6.327 Ratings
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User Ratings
Renaissance Star AssessmentsWorkable
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(64 ratings)
8.8
(36 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(9 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.3
(5 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(15 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Workable
Workable is great at creating job posts and posting them to multiple job boards with a single click and also running paid campaigns on social media platforms to reach passive candidates as well. Workable has a friendly UI and has a very gentle learning curve. It is more appropriate for larger organizations where you need to hire thousands of people a year and need to always have a pipeline of great talent.
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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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Workable
  • The platform allows us to implement a scorecard service through which it is possible to keep track of the quality of nutrition that each prospective employee could bring to the company, so that the decision to hire any of them is as profitable as possible.
  • Communication with candidates is very easy to track, so that it is possible to make sure that the results proposed by each employee in the recruitment area are totally adequate. This is useful to filter possible failures that may occur on the part of the recruitment team.
  • The platform works with recruitment funnels, whose structure allows us to purify the information of real utility for the company by the employees, and where we can even add databases with the information of all prospective employees that are kept in the recruitment process.
  • Using Workable in conjunction with the information provided by their online technical assistants results in a huge improvement in our labor operation, as they know the best strategies to leverage our hiring management. Workable's technical support is active most of the day.
  • Using Workable was no problem for our employees in the human talent development area, mostly because they, despite not having any experience with Workable, were able to adapt to the platform with incredible speed, thanks to the ease of use of Workable and the number of tools it has right out of the box.
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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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Workable
  • The ability to schedule interviews via Workable was great, but it was unable to pull other items from your calendar, so it was easy to end up double booked for appointments if you weren't careful.
  • The reporting leaves a bit to be desired, there is not a lot of customization for what I really needed reports on.
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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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Workable
It's become a part of the fabric of our hiring process and we are growing like crazy! Once we have a working platform in place the cost of the change management typically far out weighs the benefits derived from the change! It's especially hard to change a process with employees who are not key stake holders, they are alway hesitant to invest time in a new product they are only going to use once in a while. With that said if something else came along with benefits far and above workable that we would gain a clear lift in productivity and capabilities we would make the change, we've done it with other parts of our tech stack
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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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Workable
Very easy to use
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Reliability and Availability
Renaissance Learning
It’s wonderful
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Workable
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Performance
Renaissance Learning
I absolutely love this program
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Workable
No answers on this topic
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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Workable
I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this. I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this. I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this.I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this. I have never had to rely on Workable's support team so I cannot attest to this.
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Online Training
Renaissance Learning
I just feel this way.
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Workable
No answers on this topic
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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Workable
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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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Workable
Workable was an excellent tool for our start-up. It was cost effective but very user-friendly. It wasn't a difficult sell to ensure our hiring managers would utilize the tool, and I particularly liked the inbox feature to stay organized. I rated Workable very highly, though as our company grew exponentially, we did go in a different direction.
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Scalability
Renaissance Learning
Great overall program with lots of advice in implementation
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Workable
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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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Workable
  • Workable has a had positive ROI on our workflow management, as the basic pay-as-you-go feature for a single role is incredibly affordable ($50/month) for a 2-3 month mid-to-senior level candidate search.
  • The ease of use has helped us move candidates faster as well - our average time to close a role decreased by 22% after our first 6 months of using Workable.
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