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Score 7.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    SchoolSpeak

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    Tyler SIS

    92%
    Tyler SIS ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Online Registration Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    2 Ratings

    District Communications, such as messaging and alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    2 Ratings

    Roster Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    2 Ratings

    Platform Customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    2 Ratings

    Teacher Self-Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    2 Ratings

    Student Data Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    2 Ratings

    Community Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    2 Ratings

    Class Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    2 Ratings

    State and National-level Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    2 Ratings

    Compliance Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    2 Ratings

    Teacher and Parent Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SchoolSpeak is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    SchoolSpeak

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.3

    Tyler SIS

    93%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Community Brands

    Specifically speaking, SchoolSpeak is best used and only really utilized in education. From K-12 it serves a great purpose in terms of parent interaction and direct communication with parents about child performance, attendance, and scores in school. At younger ages, I think it will be even more appropriate for it to be used to create strictly parent platforms for helping them enroll in things they can do at home for their kids, teach their own children, and monitor their own children—especially if they are stay-at-home parents, homeschooling, or the children are not enrolled in school yet. I think a great idea would be creating a parent portal for newborns with daily activities to do from birth through age three, when they may go to pre-school. This is the only additional option I think that SchoolSpeak could serve.
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    Tyler Technologies

    I enjoy that I can look
    up my students and see all of their family information, including phone numbers
    for contacting family members, and that I can take attendance using this
    software. Even before the child/family enters my classroom, I can tell if there
    is any sensitive background information about them.

    Even though I have not
    opted to utilize it, I enjoy the seating chart function that allows me to
    construct one using student images. Sometimes, Tyler SIS is despised by
    teachers and building officials. The only people who seem to like it are those
    who can receive their data from the central school office.
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    Pros

    Community Brands

    • One thing it does well is one of the tools it incorporation, volunteer forms. These forms work for parents, teachers, and students. One of the hardest things to do is to get confirmation sign-ups and support. This streamlines the process of organizing events.
    • The gradebook interface is easy to use and understand. In order to take attendance, complete grades and give assignments, SchoolSpeak actually is an easy platform to learn and is smoothly integrated.
    • Archiving of past classes is easy to do and important because schools need to retain records for a long time after students have moved on.
    • The platform lets you organize students and find them quickly by graduation.
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    Tyler Technologies

    • Consolidated source of information
    • Easy access to contact information
    • Gradebook system has many helpful features
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    Cons

    Community Brands

    • It can definitely have room for improvement in the design and template options. Using a more appealing layout like WIX or WEEBLY offer, but integrating the school speak platform into it would be a wonderful layout and great functionality.
    • I would love to see social media integration. For business courses and media courses, there should be the ability to have social platforms connect directly and load within ShcoolSpeak. Social Media is the newest marketing strategy and it is left out of functionality here.
    • Custom font downloads would make the design much easier and more attractive. The fonts they allow you to use are basic and overly common.
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    Tyler Technologies

    • Need for labels of all of the navigation pictures. It is difficult for me to know what button I am clicking into if I haven't accessed that part of the software in a while.
    • It would be nice to have a tutorial to know how to navigate the software better. It can be difficult to navigate at the beginning.
    • Remove the "BULLETIN" section.
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    Pricing Details

    SchoolSpeak

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SchoolSpeak editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Tyler SIS

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Tyler SIS editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Alternatives Considered

        Community Brands

        Moodle Rooms is a free platform but involves the need to be computer savvy. It is easy to use as well as SchoolSpeak. However, SchoolSpeak does have a direct communication platform with parents something that Moodle does not currently offer. This itself is a huge competitive advantage. The comparison then becomes, would you like to do less work but purchase SchoolSpeak, or do more work using multiple platforms but they are free. The SchoolSpeak platform does offer much more for the investment. Longer term and with full school integration, the investment is worth it. If you were to mandate using a platform, it should be SchoolSpeak because there are fewer risks associated with having to coach and education teachers, and less risk of complaints.
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        Tyler Technologies

        All of the information about the students is in one spot. It is simple to organize information because there is no sophisticated mechanism to employ. That the majority of the information I need on a daily basis is all in one place. Every day, I use it to keep track of my attendance, grades, and other important information.
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        Return on Investment

        Community Brands

        • Positively speaking, it has a positive ROI. Although expensive, the platform does solve issues that we as educators have in giving parents daily information about their child in school. It is difficult to email all parents or call all parents, but a one-click platform really saves time and is worth the investment.
        • Negatively, there is a cost associated, and therefore, sometimes teachers can be given more work instead of buying a platform like this. Using other free tools could be more time consuming but cheaper.
        • Using School Speak we have seen parent involvement increase.
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        Tyler Technologies

        • There are so many features that we have not had to buy additional products (so it saves us money).
        • Tyler SIS also makes things easier for parents by consolidating all information they need.
        • There have been many times where the website has been down, and it essentially shuts us down until the issue is resolved.
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