TeacherEase

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About TeacherEase

TeacherEase is a web-based solution that helps small to medium sized districts and schools implement and manage standards-based learning in the classroom. It offers tools that support committee collaboration while building curriculums with learning targets, assessments, instructional content, and more. With this solution, educators can break down learning targets into rubrics to further define learning paths for students. TeacherEase can integrate with any student information system (SIS) to easily sync data.

TeacherEase includes a learning management system (LMS) where educators can access standards-aligned curricula and other instructional resources. The system can store both digital and paper-based content that may be delivered to students online or on paper. Additionally, TeacherEase offers a parent portal where real-time progress can be shared with parents. Other features include data analytics; summative and formative assessment-building; and, standards-based gradebook and report cards.

Our software allows customers self service access to view and interact with automatic exports. Exports can be saved as templates and run later and can be run manually or through the scheduler. As exports run, logs are generated to help with troubleshooting. After exports are generated data files are pushed to an SFTP server. While the destination can be any server, we provide a local SFTP server that can be used.


Key benefits of TeacherEase

-All in one solution to efficiently manage small to medium sized districts & schools.
-Affordable; no large up front costs, low annual subscription rates.
-Easy to use.
-All authorized staff can access information.
-Web-based; easily accessible anywhere via Internet.
-Personalized support & training.
-Designed with flexibility to add modules specific to your needs.
-Enhanced parent communication through parent portal and app.


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4.3/5
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Ease of Use
4.1/5
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Karen
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Long time user

Reviewed on 20/10/2020

As I said above I have used, oversaw the initial set up and training, back in 2009. A number of...

As I said above I have used, oversaw the initial set up and training, back in 2009. A number of years ago we switched our school grade levels from K-8 and 9-12 to K-5 and 6-12. We were able to make the change easily and did it fairly quickly with some opening support.

Pros

We like that it is web-based/hosted. We do not need to worry about updates, hardware, etc. they are done for us. Being from a very small school we did not have the manpower to devote an employee specifically to only our student management system. When I looked at this product I was the only technology person in the district. The quality of their support made me feel like I had a partner helping me. I think the logical layout of using the software makes it user friendly. I knew that if I contacted support I would get an accurate answer. I never feel like I'm just being pushed along. I think that their reports are easy to use especially if you are the ISBE SIS person for your district. The uploads to the state Student Management System couldn't be easier. I have used this TeacherEase since the 2009/2010 school year.

Cons

As I mentioned, we are a small school and somewhat unique but it would make our jobs so much less stressful if there was a way to run labels, envelopes, etc by family. We have two databases - one for the elementary and one for the Jr/Sr High school. We can't run addresses or labels for each family - allowing us to "group" families together when mailing items.
I wish there was more training when the state comes out with new requirements. On a number of occasions I have called with a support issue and I'm pointing out the errors to the support people. My biggest item that I wish it had was a log of who did what. If someone runs GPAs for example and messes up class rank - we want to know who did it.

Alternatives Considered

PowerSchool and Skyward Student Management Suite

Reasons for Choosing TeacherEase

STI was going to drop the product they had. We moved up to their newer Information NOW and it was a complete nightmare. It didn't do anything that they said it would during a demo. We switched back to the version of STI that we had and immediately started looking at other vendors. When we called CommonGoal we explained what we needed to see and hear. They sent out a salesperson and a tech person. They listened and impressively when we asked, "Can it do A, B and C?" they not only answered us but they showed us. At one point we even told them about something that STI had that they didn't and we would really miss it. They agreed that it sounded like something they thought their customers would like. They went back to the office and before we ever made a purchasing decision they had implemented that particular upgrade. THEY LISTENED TO WHAT WE NEEDED. That sold us on the product and the people behind it.

Reasons for Switching to TeacherEase

Because of a combination of all the of the above information.
LaShawn
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

TeacherEase

Reviewed on 29/10/2020

My overall experience with TeacherEase has been a positive one.

My overall experience with TeacherEase has been a positive one.

Pros

The feature the I like the most about TeacherEase is the ability to locate and assess the different menus that I need to perform my job.

Cons

One of the things that I do not like about TeacherEase is its inability to talk to other programs we use in the district.

Alternatives Considered

PowerSchool

Reasons for Choosing TeacherEase

Lumen did not provide all the features we need as a school district.

Reasons for Switching to TeacherEase

The cost.

Response from Common Goal Systems

I am happy that you like the ease of navigating our system. We have opened TeacherEase for data integration with other platforms and have development plans to increase integration in the near future. Feel free to email us at [email protected] to discuss your data integration needs.

Luai
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Mediocre at everything, Awful at some things. Financially Shady

Reviewed on 11/08/2020

My Story & why we'll never return: After paying for the coming school year, we then decided that we...

My Story & why we'll never return: After paying for the coming school year, we then decided that we would like to cancel our subscription & move onto another SIS. Teacherease refused to refund our check, despite the fact that we requested the refund on July 15, nearly two months before our school year began. As time went on, they did not respond to my calls and emails. I would actually call the technical support department and explain my situation to tech support. That's the only way I managed to get someone on the phone.

They kept saying escalating the issue for over a month until they finally escalated it to the president of the company (whyyy?? It's just a basic refund???), who, surprise surprise, never reached out to me or responded to my calls and emails.

We're in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and every private school is struggling to stay afloat. Yet, Teacherease chose this time to basically steal from private schools like mine. Thousands of dollars just gone, and the Teacherease staff are not responding to our calls. It's so disappointing.

Pros

The gradebook is the redeeming quality of this software. It's pretty easy to use and visually appealing. Everything else about teacherease is not user-friendly and limited in capacity.

Cons

The software is not user-friendly: it takes quite a few clicks to get wherever you want to go.

Customer service takes forever: normal wait time is about 10-15 minutes. Other companies are near instant.

Not very customizable: There's not much functionality build into the website unfortunately. It's very limited in its capacity.

It's most costly than you think: If you want to build a fully online SIS for your school, you'll need some functionality, like a central attendance system, many of which are cost extra per year.

Honestly just do yourself a favor and shop elsewhere. This company is not to be taken seriously.

Alternatives Considered

Gradelink, QuickSchools.com and Skedulo

Reasons for Switching to TeacherEase

I didn't. My school was using teacherease for a few years before I was hired as the vice principal.
Mary
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

WMS WEIGHS IN

Reviewed on 20/10/2020

I will say that after 5 years of using the program, it has become second nature. I have long...

I will say that after 5 years of using the program, it has become second nature. I have long forgotten the things that were the most irrational to me when the journey began. For the most part It is now easy for me to navigate in Teacherease/Common Goal, but that ease was aquired over time.

Pros

1.) The ease of integration with the other school in the district
2.) The tab format in the single student window puts all information at a glance.
3.) The basic format of the program makes it easy to navigate in.

Cons

1.)There are small improvements that are often requested but never addressed. (i.g. Creating a toggle switch for attendance email list so that you don't have to manually uncheck them all every day).
2.) Although the tech support is generally helpful, the wait time has been as long as 90 minutes in the past. There seems to be a turnover of employees that leaves you many times with them "getting back to you". Even though the Knowledge Base is available, a personal conversation settles the matter much more effectively when you have to do 6 things at once.
3.) There is an issue with searching out course sections to copy the learning targets to other sections. We have inquired about this twice now with no resolve.
4.) The same color appears for each school and district. It would be nice to see different colors used for the separarte entities. I not only work at the Middle School, but have to do all the state reporting which requires going back and forth from district to school level and from school to school.

Alternatives Considered

Skyward Student Management Suite

Reasons for Choosing TeacherEase

We wanted the option of parents being able to view their child's grades and information as well as pay online. At that same time we were transitioning from traditional grades to standard grades. The general consensus was that Commongoal offered a better format for working with standards based grading.

Reasons for Switching to TeacherEase

We are a small district and could not justify the price of Skyward.
Lauren
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent Customer Service

Reviewed on 27/10/2020

It has been a wonderful experience. The company has gone above and beyond to help us set up...

It has been a wonderful experience. The company has gone above and beyond to help us set up different aspects of the software to meet our needs.

Pros

the customer service is excellent. I have always been able to get ahold of support to help me with any questions or issues in a timely manner. They are always friendly and supportive.

Cons

Sometimes support does take a while to get through to, but that is to be expected during COVID times. This is not necessarily a con.

Response from Common Goal Systems

I am glad to read about your positive experience with our support team. We are adding headcount to improve answer times while providing the same high level you expect of us. Feel free to email us any questions at [email protected]

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TeacherEase FAQs

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TeacherEase offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 139.00/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

1-19 teachers: $139.00 20-29 teachers: $123.55 30-49 teachers: $108.10 50-99 teachers: $97.80 100-199 teachers: $92.65 200-499 teachers: $87.50 500-999 teachers: $82.35 1000+ teachers: call for pricing The annual subscription price for schools and districts is based upon the number of active employees using the system, including teachers, staff, administrators, etc. Free accounts with limited features are available for individual teachers.

TeacherEase has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

TeacherEase supports the following languages:

English

TeacherEase supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations TeacherEase has

TeacherEase offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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