ScootPad releases new simplified pricing model

San Jose, CA – Aug 1, 2017 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, today released a simplified and transparent pricing model that is now as easy to choose from as the product is to use.

ScootPad 3, which was announced earlier this summer, enabled a totally redesigned user experience to make it easier for schools to meet their student learning needs. Extending that simplicity and intuitiveness to pricing, ScootPad introduced – “all features, one simple license” – a transparent pricing model to help customers know exactly what they’ll pay for ScootPad.

The new pricing model consists of the following licenses, each of which will come with all available features on ScootPad:

  • At-Home License (for parents)
  • Classroom License (for individual teachers)
  • Site License (for schools and districts)

Existing customers with active licenses have been grandfathered to this new license structure – meaning there is no change or impact at all. All new quotes and orders going forward will adopt this new pricing model. For more information about the new pricing model or to get a new price quote, please visit: https://www.scootpad.com/pricing.

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 40,000+ 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 https://www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

ScootPad announces seamless integration with Google Classroom

San Jose, CA – Jul 31, 2017 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, today announced seamless integration with Google Classroom. This integration helps schools and districts to streamline their classroom management and save teachers valuable time.

“Time-to-instruction is greatly reduced with the ability for students to easily login with their Google account and the simple Google Classroom roster sync for teachers.” said Joe Macchia, CIO at Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123. “Pair that with the natively adaptive and personalized nature of the ScootPad platform and you have a powerhouse tool for educators to include in their instructional toolboxes.”

All schools and districts using Google Classroom can now take advantage of this seamless integration with ScootPad. It’s easy and free. It allows you to create and manage your classes in Google Classroom while eliminating the need to manually create and add students to classrooms again in ScootPad. Integration benefits include:

  • Easy import of your classes from Google Classroom
  • Automatic setup and enrollment of your students
  • Automatic sync of your student roster changes
  • Single Sign On using Google. No ScootPad credentials needed.

“ScootPad makes learning personalized and easier, and this integration helps us fulfill on that promise by simplifying the classroom roster management, saving time for the things that matter” said Bharat Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO of ScootPad. “With this integration, both students and teachers will be seamlessly logged into ScootPad from their Google accounts.”

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 40,000+ 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 https://www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

Stanford AI and Machine Learning professor joins ScootPad Advisory Board

San Jose, CA – Jul 18, 2017 – ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announced the appointment of Dr. Emma Brunskill to its Advisory Board.

Dr. Emma Brunskill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. Dr. Brunskill’s goal is to increase human potential through advancing interactive machine learning. She has been named a 2015 Young Investigator by the Department of the Navy in 2015 and was awarded $510,000 to support her research regarding online reinforcement learning. Dr. Brunskill completed her PhD in Computer Science from MIT.

“We’re very fortunate to have someone as widely respected and accomplished as Dr. Brunskill on our advisory board,” said Bharat Kumar, ScootPad’s Co-Founder & CEO. “Dr. Brunskill’s guidance and experience are invaluable in helping us transform and scale personalized learning leveraging recent advances in AI and machine learning.”

“I’m very excited about how AI and machine learning can help improve student outcomes,” said Dr. Brunskill. “ScootPad provides an excellent opportunity for me to help radically transform the adaptive learning experience using AI.”

About Dr. Brunskill

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 40,000+ 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 https://www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

ScootPad introduces ScootPad 3, the most advanced adaptive learning solution ever

San Jose, CA – May 24, 2017. ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform, today announced the best, most advanced adaptive learning solution ever, packed with unique innovations that improve all the ways ScootPad is used every day.

“ScootPad 3 dramatically improves every aspect of the personalized learning experience, reaching a new level of innovation and user experience to make this the best adaptive learning solution we have ever delivered,” said Bharat Kumar, CEO & Co-Founder of ScootPad. “The completely redesigned user interface makes it engaging and easier for schools to meet their student learning needs at a time when teaching and learning are becoming increasingly collaborative.”

ScootPad 3 comes with 10 major improvements and new features releasing throughout this summer in time and ready for the next school year 2017-2018:

  1. Automatic Intervention with Unlimited Scaffolding. ScootPad knows when a student is struggling and it automatically scaffolds content in real-time (across DOK and grade levels) providing the student with the prerequisite concept knowledge.
  2. Engaging Content built with 50+ Tech-Enhanced Item formats. Brand new practice and assessment content built from the ground up using the 50+ tech-enhanced item formats which offer the psychometric properties that help more accurately measure student knowledge compared to traditional formats.
  3. Just-In-Time Instruction Lessons when students need the most help. Students now have access to launch a lesson during practice (i.e. on-demand lessons), receive automatically pushed lessons when they struggle (i.e. time-out lessons) or when specifically assigned by their teachers.
  4. Automatic Mastery Checks ensuring students retain previously practiced concepts. ScootPad will automatically revisit concepts with strategically spaced quick assessments, also known as Mastery Checks, to ensure students retain knowledge from previously practiced concepts.
  5. Quick Formative Data Using Entry-Exit Tickets and Pre-Built Assessments. Our out-of-the-box assessments save you valuable time while helping you quickly assess what your students know and don’t know, compare the results, and use these insights to adjust your instruction.
  6. Developing a Growth Mindset through student feedback. ScootPad helps students build a growth mindset by providing feedback that reinforces them to embrace challenges and believe in effort as the path to mastery. Additionally, the new Weekly Goals feature encourages students to achieve and exceed their goals.
  7. Predict Concepts Requiring Re-Teaching with the New Intervention Monitor. Driven by student learning data and data-based decision making, you can predict supplementary interventions for students who do not respond to the automatic intervention and scaffolding provided by ScootPad.
  8. Collaborative and Insightful Dashboards and User Experience. Our newly designed user interface helps you easily collaborate with others, get to any feature with 3 or less clicks, find expert advice or answers to your questions and more.
  9. New and improved Personalized Diagnostic Assessment. Powered by our Knowledge Map, the diagnostic assessment is personalized to each student to precisely identify which concepts the student has previous knowledge and which ones need additional practice.
  10. Context sensitive help and on-demand PD resources. With the redesigned help and navigation, finding resources on how to best use a feature is just one-click away. All training videos, free webinars and knowledge base will be available on-demand in one place and easy to find.

To help prepare schools and teachers with these new capabilities, ScootPad will be releasing a 10-part blog series over the next 10 weeks to introduce and explain each of these 10 major improvements. In addition, ScootPad also announced Free Webinars available every week this summer to help train and prepare teachers.

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 40,000+ 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 https://www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

ScootPad launches edNexus.io platform with advanced adaptive learning capabilities

San Jose, CA – February 16, 2017. ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform, today announced the general availability of the edNexus.io platform, offering a truly personalized learning experience powered by advanced adaptive capabilities.

It all started in 2015 when a team of 40+ educators, engineers and curriculum developers got together to re-imagine personalized learning based on research-driven best practices and lessons learnt from their first generation adaptive platform. After a successful development cycle followed by an extensive pilot testing, today ScootPad announced the general availability of their 2.0 features to all users.

“Personalized Learning is a popular edtech buzzword, used by many curriculum and learning management systems alike. They merely offer teachers the data and tools to manually personalize learning for each student. It’s not practical as well as ineffective for a teacher to personalize learning for each student consistently and continuously.” said Bharat Kumar, CEO & Co-Founder of ScootPad. “A true personalized learning tool will respond to a student’s interactions in real-time by automatically providing the student with the most appropriate content. Only data-driven adaptive algorithms can deliver personalized learning effectively, affordably and at scale.”

ScootPad’s newly released 2.0 platform enables a fully-automated adaptive learning process while empowering teachers with insights and tools to adjust instruction and deliver timely interventions. Some of the key capabilities of the 2.0 platform include:

  • Knowledge Map driven learning progression 
  • Spiraling and Spacing for more robust encoding of information and better long-term retention
  • Real-Time Content Scaffolding to deeper content and prerequisite concepts
  • Depth Of Knowledge (DOK) leveled content to more accurately deliver rigor
  • Technology Enhanced Items (TEI) to more accurately measure student knowledge compared to traditional formats
  • Just-In-Time instruction with both on-demand and time-out lessons
  • Truly Personalized Diagnostic to quickly and accurately assess student proficiency in concepts and
  • Automatic Mastery Checks to ensure students retained knowledge from previously practiced concepts.

“Our adaptive learning platform is now available for our partners to enable personalized learning for their students using the new web service APIs.” said Maya Gadde, CTO & Co-Founder of ScootPad. To learn more, please visit http://edNexus.io.

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 40,000+ 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 https://www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.

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.