Thanks all for such a wealth of information! I just had a chance to catch up on the thread and appreciate all your thoughts.
JumpRope and Kickboard are both on our radar — it seems like there are advantages and disadvantages to both, and we need to try them out. I’d love to hear if anyone has thoughts as to how friendly are those platforms for use by parents and students as well?
We’ve heard that PowerSchool’s latest update has improved its ability to handle standards-based grading — has anyone tried this? We’ve also looked at Illuminate, which says it can do standards-based grading, but I don’t know of anyone using it this way.
Ease of export of information, or ability to connect with Schoolzilla, are definitely deal-breakers for us! That was a major challenge with ActiveGrade, which is what we’ve used for the last few years, and the need to manually transfer any information that we needed in another system has kept grades from being as useful data-wise on an organizational level.