PARCC Simulation Tests Now Available on ScootPad

San Jose, CA – December 10, 2015. ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform, has just announced the availability of PARCC simulation assessments for grades 3-8 in Math and English Language Arts (ELA).

ScootPad built the PARCC simulation tests from the ground-up and precisely aligned them with the PARCC blueprints encompassing the same technology enhanced item formats, rigor, depth of knowledge (DOK) and Common Core standards. These practice assessments aid educators in predicting skill and concept gaps in student knowledge while helping ensure that students are ready for PARCC summative assessments in the Spring.

Educators can choose these ready-made simulation assessments and with one-click assign them to their students. District and school administrators can “push” these assessments school-wide or district-wide to all students with just a few clicks. Students can conveniently launch these assessments from their dashboard and experience the simulated PARCC summative testing environment. Educators also have immediate access to assessment results and reports providing actionable insights to inform them of skill gaps and overall student readiness.

Teachers are encouraged to assign interim assessments using the Assessment Generator before taking the PARCC simulated test. Furthermore, educators can build their own assessments and create their own questions using 50+ technology-enhanced item formats to develop their very own PARCC simulation tests.

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.

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.