Tea Area Schools replace several learning tools with ScootPad district-wide

San Jose, CA – July 15, 2015 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, announced today that the Tea Area School District adopted ScootPad District-Wide, allowing the district to standardize learning for all students while saving money and gaining invaluable insight into student learning across the district.

Tea Area Schools, a tech-savvy district experienced with technology in the classroom and their effects on student learning, was in search of a comprehensive platform to enable innovative and challenging learning opportunities. ScootPad was introduced to Tea Area Legacy Elementary school during a brief trial. ScootPad impressed administrators with its detailed reports, while teachers were pleased to see the features they desired all on one platform. Tea Area Schools had other prospective bidders, such as iXL, but decided to go with ScootPad due to its comprehensiveness and value for the money.

“Our teachers were so impressed with ScootPad’s platform and the abundance of features, that I don’t know where to begin. They were immediately pleased when they saw the Learning Paths feature and how well it covers the Common Core. They also liked that the program can adapt to the learners’ needs by assessing each student and placing them in the appropriate unit on the learning path. In addition, the teachers found the reports to be very useful in determining learners’ needs whether it be for an individual, a small group, or the entire class.” said Jamie Ihnen, Technology Integrationist for Tea Area Schools. “Thanks to ScootPad’s wide variety of subjects and features, we are able to save money by purchasing ScootPad for the entire district and eliminate other programs that we have licenses for. With all students using ScootPad, we are looking forward to accessing district-wide learning data.”

“We’re happy to have Tea Area Schools choose ScootPad as their district-wide learning tool.” said Bharat Kumer, Co-founder and CEO of ScootPad. “One of the goals of Tea Area Schools is to provide innovative and challenging learning opportunities to their students, and our entire team is more than thrilled to stand behind ScootPad to enable that goal.”

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With its comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, any time, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

About Tea Area Schools
The Tea Area School District is a public school district in Lincoln County, South Dakota. Tea Area Schools mission is “To educate and empower each student for success in a global society.” For more information, visit www.teaschools.k12.sd.us

Forest Park School District chooses ScootPad over iXL, MobyMax and Mathletics

San Jose, CA – June 25, 2015 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, announced today that Forest Park SD 91 selected ScootPad over iXL, MobyMax, and Mathletics to provide personalized and differentiated learning for all K-8 students district-wide.

Forest Park has been using a variety of ed-tech tools for some time including iXL, MobyMax, and Mathletics. They were in search of a comprehensive solution that was intuitive, adaptive, and engaging for their students while saving valuable time for their teachers. ScootPad was first introduced to Forest Park in late April for a district-wide trial, and after two months of comparing ScootPad with their existing tools, Forest Park decided to standardize on ScootPad for the upcoming school year.

“Forest Park Schools were using a variety of online tools to support their math instruction prior to choosing ScootPad. We wanted a solution that would help all students in grades K-8. Teachers piloted ScootPad during the Spring of 2015 while still using the other tools including IXL, MobyMax and Mathletics. In the end, ScootPad was chosen because the teachers LOVED the “scootorials”, the ability to add co-teachers, the ease of assigning remedial assignments and how clear it was which standard/grade a student was working on. We look forward to the implementation of ScootPad in the 2015-16 school year.” said Amanda Walsh, Director of Instructional Technology.

“We’ll take any opportunity to showcase ScootPad side-by-side with other tools. Trials like these allow schools & districts to ‘try-before-they-buy’ and they’re loving what they see in ScootPad compared to other solutions in the market.” said Bharat Kumar, CEO and Co-founder of ScootPad.

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With its comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, any time, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

About Forest Park SD 91
Forest Park Public School District 91 is a diverse, urban fringe district of approximately 1,000 students. Their students are educated in two primary schools (grades PreK – 2), two intermediate schools (grades 3-5) and one middle school (grades 6-8). Forest Park encourages an appreciation of the rich cultural diversity of their community, and instills a sense of wonder for the future to enable their students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens of the world. For more information, visit http://www.forestparkschools.org/

Oak Lawn-Hometown School District selects ScootPad district-wide after a brief yet very successful trial

San Jose, CA – June 16, 2015 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, announced today that Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 selected ScootPad to provide individualized learning for all K-8 students district-wide.

Recently, Oak Lawn-Hometown School District transitioned to a standards-based system of reporting on students’ performance and progress and was in need of a platform that could fit the bill. The district was first introduced to ScootPad in late March of this year when they rolled out a district-wide trial across all K-8 schools to test out ScootPad as a solution for their needs. Less than three months into the trial, Oak Lawn-Hometown was convinced enough to go ahead and purchase ScootPad district-wide as their preferred platform for personalized and standards-based learning.

“We were immediately impressed with both the adaptive nature of the platform, as well as the depth and breadth of data available to our teachers. We strive to provide our students with ‘What they need — when they need it,‘ and ScootPad has helped us do just that. In our piloting process, we received feedback about the ease of use of the platform. Instructional staff enjoyed the adaptive nature of the learning paths, but also appreciated the ability to specifically assign practice in particular areas for particular students.” said Joseph Macchia, CIO of Oak Lawn-Hometown SD 123. “We felt that ScootPad should be made available to all teachers and students throughout our district. Classroom teachers may not immediately see the need for a platform like ScootPad. However, as more and more staff members used ScootPad with their students, the value of such a robust platform for practice made itself very apparent. We began to see organic usage sprawl across our classrooms and schools and we didn’t want the purchasing cycle to slow down being able to offer ScootPad to our students and families.”

“We extend these trials to schools and districts because we know they are going to like the results. We’re pleased that, as with other districts, Oak Lawn-Hometown had a quick and easy implementation that allowed them to purchase ScootPad district-wide.” said Bharat Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO of ScootPad. “We welcome other schools and districts to experience ScootPad and see it for themselves.”

Through trials and strategic partnerships like this, ScootPad’s adaptive learning platform is used by one in three U.S. schools, including some of the largest school districts, and serves over two million K-8 students.

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With its comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, any time, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

About Oak Lawn-Hometown School District
Oak Lawn-Hometown is a joint school district that consists of two urban communities in northeastern Illinois: Oak Lawn and Hometown. Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 has a long and rich tradition of excellent academic programming, high expectations, and a commitment to meeting the needs of the whole child. “Learning Today For A Successful Tomorrow”. For more information, visit http://www.d123.org/.

L.A. Unified Schools add ScootPad to their strategic plans with multi-year Site Licenses

San Jose, CA – June 12, 2015 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, announced today that several L.A. Unified Schools extended their ScootPad Site Licenses for multiple years as a result of their early success with accelerated rate of learning and overall love for ScootPad by both students & teachers.

Allesandro Elementary School was an early-adopter school from L.A. Unified which implemented ScootPad school-wide starting with the 2013-2014 school year when ScootPad’s flagship Ultra-Premium Site License was first released. Bandini Street Elementary School, Gardena Elementary School, Humphreys Avenue Elementary School and Canterbury Avenue Elementary School followed suit with school-wide implementations of ScootPad and subsequently renewed their site licenses for multiple years. Allesandro Elementary School has been recognized by ScootPad as the first school to reach the “5-Year Milestone”, having purchased ScootPad for a total of 5 school years!

“With all the recent changes in education our school has been lucky to have found a program like ScootPad.  It continues to hit the mark on providing students with much needed Math and Reading practice while acquiring computer knowledge. Teachers have the ability to assign and modify student assignments for both class and homework. Parents also have access at home so they can work with their kids. ScootPad has become an important tool in the success of our students.” said Lynn Andrews, Principal, Allesandro Elementary School. “What has probably been the most surprising part is the willingness of the ScootPad team to take our feedback and make improvements swiftly. On behalf of the entire Allesandro team, here’s a big Thank You to ScootPad and the team behind it.”

“We are very excited and encouraged to see schools & districts adding ScootPad to their strategic plans with multi-year commitments. We look forward to working very closely with them to make ScootPad even more valuable and easy to use in the coming months and years.” said Bharat Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO of ScootPad. “Together, we are offering an invaluable learning tool for students at a fraction of the cost compared to similar products in the market.”

Through partnerships with schools and districts like this, ScootPad’s adaptive learning platform continues to extend its capabilities while becoming a “go-to” tool for thousands of U.S. schools, including some of the largest school districts. For more information about ScootPad, please visit http://www.scootpad.com or follow @ScootPad on Twitter.

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for over 37,000 schools across 9,000+ districts. With its comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, any time, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

About L.A. Unified Schools & Allesandro Elementary School
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the largest public school system in the state of California and the 2nd largest public school district in the United States. Allesandro Elementary School is located in North East Los Angeles. Over the past ten years, Allesandro Elementary School’s Academic Performance Index (API) has risen from 525 to 832. For more information, visit https://allesandro-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

Fort Gibson students demonstrate significant gains in Math & Reading with ScootPad

San Jose, CA – June 9, 2015 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, announced today that Fort Gibson Public Schools renewed their ScootPad Site License for two more years, driven by significant gains in student achievement in both Math and Reading during the 2014-2015 school year.

Fort Gibson implemented ScootPad to deliver 1:1 learning for students at their Early Learning Center and Intermediate Elementary Schools in the 2014-2015 school year. State Department of Education-led tests demonstrated significant student gains in both Math and Reading scores, prompting Fort Gibson to renew their ScootPad site license for two additional years. Also, impressed by the results, Fort Gibson administration mandated ScootPad to be part of their daily blended instruction for all students starting next school year.

“We are very pleased with our experience using ScootPad. We had previously participated in a program through our State Department of Education called Think Through Math. This year as part of that program, we were asked to participate in an additional test that would see how our students compared nationally in math. Our students scored very well. The test was taken in the fall and the spring. One classroom alone showed a 180 point gain. When we asked our teachers who showed the most gain and success on the test what they were doing, we found that those teachers used ScootPad math as part of their daily blended instruction time. Every student in our district has a device as part of our district 1:1 initiative. Our elementary students (k-5) use ScootPad as an integral part of their virtual instruction using their own devices. They communicate with their teachers and receive assignments and practice through ScootPad.” said Cheryl Hill, District Curriculum Director.

“Our state has a high stakes reading test for 3rd graders. They must pass in order to be promoted to 4th grade. ScootPad is a consistent part of the reading instruction and is used faithfully by our Title I reading specialist. For the second year in a row, 100% of our regular Ed students have passed the test. Our results with ScootPad have been so incredible that our Intermediate Elementary principal is now requiring all students to complete one ScootPad Math and one ScootPad Reading lesson each day starting in the fall.” Cheryl Hill added.

“We’re pleased and humbled to see ScootPad delivering measurable impact and helping Fort Gibson students reach their full potential,” said Bharat Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO of ScootPad. “We are also very excited to partner with Fort Gibson in the coming months and years as we continue to roll out our platform’s new and extended capabilities.”

Through partnerships like this, ScootPad’s adaptive learning platform is used by one in three U.S. schools, including some of the largest school districts, and serving over 2 million K-8 students. For more information about ScootPad, please visit http://www.scootpad.com or follow @ScootPad on Twitter.

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for over 37,000 schools across 9,000+ districts. With its comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, any time, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

About Fort Gibson Public Schools
Fort Gibson Public Schools is located in the small town of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, with a total enrollment of approximately 2,500 students across PK-12 grades. The mission of Fort Gibson Schools is to challenge all students to achieve excellence in a setting which promotes academics, responsible citizenship and life-long learning.​ For more information, visit www.ftgibson.k12.ok.us.

Penns Valley School District Selects ScootPad

San Jose, CA – June 3, 2015 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, announced today that Penns Valley Area School District has selected ScootPad to enable personalized and differentiated learning for its K-8 students.

Penns Valley first implemented ScootPad at their Elementary and Intermediate School in the 2014-2015 school year. Impressed by the results and the positive experience, Penns Valley decided to deploy ScootPad district-wide across all of their K-8 schools. Penns Valley selected ScootPad as a long-term partner (with a multi-year license agreement) to deliver personalized and differentiated learning for all K-8 schools.

“We were looking for a solution that would: Engage the students, differentiate by specific standard/concept, give our teachers easy access to a variety of reports, show our students their progress and allow students/parents to access at home” said Sherri Connell, Assistant Superintendent. “Using this criteria, we had teachers try different resources for over a year and, based upon their experience, present their findings to the entire selection committee. We felt that ScootPad best met our needs.”

“We applaud Penns Valley for taking these important steps to help students reach their full potential,” said Bharat Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO of ScootPad. “We are excited to partner with Penns Valley to help them realize the difference that personalized and differentiated learning solutions will make on student achievement.”

Through partnerships like this, ScootPad’s adaptive learning platform is used by one in three U.S. schools, including some of the largest school districts, and serving over 2 million K-8 students. For more information about ScootPad, please visit http://www.scootpad.com or follow @ScootPad on Twitter.

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for over 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With it’s comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

About Penns Valley Area School District
The Penns Valley Area School District is a rural and progressive community dedicated to the well-being of each student. Penns Valley seeks to create engaged, passionate, and motivated life-long learners who will become contributing members of society. Penns Valley is committed to effective communication within a supportive and trusting environment that will create a shared understanding between all members of the school community.​ “Empowering our students every day to reach individual success.” For more information, visit www.pennsvalley.org.

ScootPad announces LTI compliance to enable seamless integration with LMS/SIS Systems

San Jose, CA – May 28, 2015 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, today announced LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) integration availability on the ScootPad platform supporting both 1.x and 2.0 specifications. This integration enables users to simply click a button/link and seamlessly launch ScootPad from within their LMS/SIS systems.

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is a standard from IMS Global Learning Consortium that enables learning platforms to easily integrate with learning applications providing a seamless end user experience. In LTI these learning applications are called Tools (delivered by Tool Providers such as ScootPad) and the LMS, or platforms, are called Tool Consumers.

With LTI integration between a LMS/SIS system and ScootPad, administrators, teachers and students can automatically a) Get an account on ScootPad with the appropriate role b) Sign into ScootPad with 1-click (no separate username or password) c) Enroll into classrooms and much more…

“With this integration, both students and teachers will be seamlessly logged into ScootPad if they’re already logged into their existing system. We believe that the more convenient we make it for students, the more quickly and efficiently they will learn.” said Maya Gadde, Co-Founder & CTO of ScootPad. “We look forward to partnering with several districts in the coming days and weeks in helping them easily on-board teachers and students while driving deeper integration and enhanced user experience.”

Through partnerships like this, ScootPad’s adaptive learning platform is used by one in three U.S. schools, including some of the largest school districts, and serving over 2 million K-8 students. For more information about ScootPad, please visit http://www.scootpad.com or follow @ScootPad on Twitter.

About ScootPad
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for over 37,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With it’s comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, anytime, on any device. For more information, visit www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.