Independent research sponsored by Pearson recognizes ScootPad’s Adaptive Learning Capabilities

San Jose, CA – Feb 22, 2016 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, announced today that an independent research on adaptive learning conducted by EdSurge, sponsored by Pearson, recognized ScootPad as one of the three adaptive tools, alongside McGraw Hill’s ALEKS and Pearson’s SuccessMaker, that enable adaptive sequence and adaptive assessment for grades K-8.

“Adaptive learning” is a popular edtech buzzword, used by curriculum and learning management systems alike. Yet, there’s very little clarity around what this technology does, doesn’t do, and how it actually works.

With support from education giant Pearson, EdSurge spent six months extensively researching and developing a framework on what “adaptive learning technology” does. EdSurge took a deep dive into 23 different tools to analyze how each tool adapts or responds to a learner in real-time.

ScootPad has been recognized as one of the three adaptive tools, alongside McGraw Hill’s ALEKS and Pearson’s SuccessMaker, that enable adaptive sequence and adaptive assessment for grades K-8. Furthermore, of the three, ScootPad is distinguished as the only platform covering both Math and ELA for grades K-8, accessible from anywhere at any time on any mobile/desktop device.

“We’re thrilled and humbled to see ScootPad recognized alongside products from industry giants such as McGraw Hill and Pearson in this adaptive learning category.” said Bharat Kumar, CEO of ScootPad. “We are also very excited about several major enhancements to our content and the adaptive learning algorithms scheduled to release this fall that are sure to widen the gap between ScootPad and the competition”.

About EdSurge and their Adaptive Learning research
EdSurge is an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology. EdSurge helps schools find, select and use the right technology to support all learners. In August 2015, with the support of Pearson’s Open Ideas project, EdSurge began their research on adaptive learning and studied 25 different educational technology tools used across K-12 and higher-education market. For more information, visit https://www.edsurge.com/research/special-reports/adaptive-learning.

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 39,000+ schools across 10,000+ 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.