Just the FACTS, ma'am...
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 07, 2018

Just the FACTS, ma'am...

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with FACTS Student Information System (formerly RenWeb)

We used FACTS for parent communication regarding grades, performance, behavior, and other student issues. It also allowed us to post fun things such as interactive assignments and projects, photos of class projects, and other materials that parents, students, and stakeholders used regularly. FACTS was helpful to our independent school in keeping international parents and others informed.
  • Student Grade Communication
  • Parent alerts and updates
  • Clear, user-friendly interface
  • It could use more space for uploading classroom media.
  • It could lessen the number of new open windows or frames for various functions that can be done on the same screen.
  • It could incorporate more social-media like tools to make it more native for students and parents.
  • It keeps parents happy and therefore creates fewer complaints.
  • It creates a solid record of student performance so that any discrepancies or allegations can immediately be resolved (when used with regularity and consistency).
  • It allows for qualitative as well as quantitative feedback so that students can receive specific, detailed assessments of their work.
FACTS was the most appropriate tool for our needs at the time. While other Education Management Systems had some of the tools we were looking for, FACTS promised to be the most user-friendly without the confusion of too many "bells and whistles." This clean approach sold our school on FACTS.
If you are an independent school seeking a tool that will communicate grades and other performance data well, FACTS will do that, and do it well. It is very smooth and has less "clunky-ness" than competitor products. This software is less appropriate for non-classroom business purposes. I cannot imagine that a tutoring service, for example, would necessarily benefit from its functionality, given that students there are usually handled one-on-one.