ScootPad Introduces 50 New Technology Enhanced Item Formats

San Jose, CA – November 2, 2015. ScootPad, a leading adaptive learning platform, today announced the availability of over 50 technology enhanced item (TEI) formats.

As Common Core assessment consortias such as SBAC and PARCC are aiming to be entirely computer-based, TEIs are becoming increasingly crucial in preparing students for summative online testing in the spring. Moving away from the traditional answer selection methods, TEIs allow students to simulate real-world interactions with information using technology. With TEI question formats, problems are more engaging, and comprehensive as they require students to interact and think more critically of the problem at hand.

ScootPad developed over 50 TEI question formats, including each and every unique format available in SBAC and PARCC assessments. Each question format is designed and tested to work seamlessly across any platform and device including laptop, desktop, tablet, mobile, OSX, and Windows. These formats fall into several categories such as: multiple choice, cloze, classification, order, matching, highlight, label image, chart, number line, graph, and multipart. Online demos of these question formats are available here.

Authoring complex questions is made quick and easy with intuitive question editor UI and brief videos showing how to use each question format. Educators will have the flexibility to create questions and tag them under any grade, subject, and standard. Furthermore, questions can also be shared on ScootPad’s open content platform. The entire ScootPad community of educators can now share, rate/curate, and reuse content shared by others making it easy to assign the best content for their students.

“I LOVE the concept of assessments 2.0 and here’s why. I absolutely loved that I had an easy to use online format for assessments that I can create on my own,” says Ms. Lauren, a teacher from DeLong Elementary located in Tacoma, WA. “There are other options out there but my students are already used to ScootPad so having everything in one place was a #win for me! I appreciated that I can easily attach common core skills to my assessments and relate it back to our learning target.”

ScootPad is currently working on the open-ended performance task question format and plans to release it very soon.

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.