What do you like best?
Intuitive screens throughout the product lead novice and veteran users with ease. The drop down features under each tab are clearly marked, easily understandable by title, and navigation is a breeze! Truly, the very best feature of this product is the team of professionals that stand behind it to guide, counsel, and teach. We have NEVER been without stellar customer support. These people are our people!
What do you dislike?
Surprises after updates that I am not ready for! :) Right now, another piece is trying to merge a secondary gradebook with Standards. It feels impossible to do pure Standards (Proficiency) grading 4,3,2,1 without having the needed ties to % for Grad reqs, GPA, etc.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Use the customer support/service team! They are without question, the very best part of working with Skyward!
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Parent Communication: Using Events in the Standards Gradebooks (K-6) shows required weekly progress to parents, while getting them into Family Access as a standard practice. Parents not only see their student progress, they use Family Access to communicate effectively with parents and students!