ScootPad Announces World’s First Next-Generation Open Assessment Platform

San Jose, CA – October 26, 2015. ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform, today announced the availability of its next-generation open assessment platform dubbed “Assessments 2.0”. Assessments 2.0 is the world’s first open assessment platform for educators to easily create and share innovative technology enhanced assessment content.

50+ innovative technology enhanced item types are currently available on the platform – the same kind that students will see in their next-generation assessments – representing more unique formats than those found in PARCC and SBAC combined. Each item format has been designed and tested to work seamlessly across any device and platform including laptop, desktop, tablet, mobile, OSX, and Windows.

Now educators and non-technical users can quickly and easily create advanced technology-enhanced assessments targeted to meet their specific needs across the curriculum, in Math, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Building assessments with their own content or selecting from the open content bank, educators can now manage the entire assessment process including assignment to students, reviewing results in real-time and measuring growth – all in one place.

Assessments 2.0 platform lets educators collaborate by sharing their content in the open question bank and the open assessment bank. Content is curated on the platform by the community using powerful yet simple crowd-based curation features including likes and flags. Most used content is readily available at the top of the search results so educators can easily choose the best available content. Lastly, the assessment generator feature helps teachers quickly generate assessments with the best available content from the bank.

“Teachers are now able to collaborate with each other, create next-generation assessments, get real-time results and prepare students with the technology skills they need to succeed in the high-stakes assessments.” said Maya Gadde, Co-Founder & CTO of ScootPad. “We look forward to inspiring the community to develop creative and unique content while making it even more easier for all users to leverage the power of the open platform.”

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.

Introducing Formative Assessments for Day-to-Day and Real-Time Student Assessment

Milpitas, CA – August 4, 2014 – ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8, today announced the launch of it’s newest feature, Formative Assessments. This feature includes technology-enhanced questions which are dynamic, interactive, and rigorous, all designed to assess student proficiency in Math and ELA.

Formative assessments on ScootPad accelerate the feedback loop and provide teachers with actionable results to differentiate instruction and provide just-in-time intervention. ScootPad helps teachers quickly set up personalized assessments for the Common Core Standards. Once students complete the assessments, teachers have immediate insight into the overall classroom proficiency with the ability to drill-down by student or by standard.

Teachers can track student comprehension using pre and post assessments combined with growth reports to measure progress between assessments. Students will experience 20+ unique, powerful, and interactive question formats, preparing them for technology-enhanced assessments such as PARCC, SBAC, & FSA.

“With Formative Assessments we want to give teachers a powerful and easy to use tool for rapid, daily evaluation of students.” said Bharat Kumar & Maya Gadde, Co-Founders of ScootPad. “This feature helps teachers predict early on, which students need help and in which standards.”

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.