A BIG Thank You from the ScootPad Team


All of us at ScootPad want to extend a BIG thank you to our wonderful community of teachers, administrators, families, and students. Although we are appreciative everyday for each and every one of you, it is that special time of year to truly express our thanks. We want to thank you especially for all your positive feedback, support, and love this year. Whether it’s letting us know an improvement or feature you want to see, or that your students are excited that the fireworks are back, it warms our heart to know that we have such thoughtful ScootPadders!

We wish you a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday, with family, friends, and food (and maybe some concept mastering ;) )

Gratefully Yours,
ScootPad Team

Prepare for SBAC testing with our new simulation assessments!

We’re super excited to announce the availability of Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) simulation assessments for grades 3-8 in Math and English Language Arts (ELA). We developed these simulation assessments from the ground-up and precisely aligned with the SBAC blueprint encompassing the same technology enhanced item formats, rigor, depth of knowledge (DOK) and Common Core standards. These practice assessments are ideal to predict skill and concept gaps while helping ensure that students are ready for SBAC summative assessments in the spring.

Teachers can simply choose a simulation assessment and assign to students. District and School administrators can “push” these assessments school-wide or district-wide to all students with just a few clicks. Students can launch assessments from their dashboard and experience the simulated SBAC summative testing environment at their finger tips. Educators have immediate access to assessment results providing actionable insights about skill gaps and overall student readiness.

We also released the Assessment Generator, a tool to help you easily generate unlimited interim assessments leveraging the best content shared by the ScootPad community. Teachers are encouraged to assign interim assessments before taking the SBAC simulated test. Furthermore, you can create your own assessment content using 50+ technology-enhanced item formats (step-by-step videos available) to develop your own assessments simulating your own SBAC testing environments.

You can access the SBAC tests by clicking on Open Platform, found under Assessments 2.0 located on the top main navigation.


Choose the standard, subject, and grade and simply click search.


Choose a section of the assessment to preview or assign.


If you need any help accessing and assigning the SBAC simulated assessments, you can follow these step-by-step instructions.

Feel free to start a live chat with us or shoot us an email at support@scootpad.com or call us at 1-800-994-0706.

ScootPad Team


Create your own questions in 50+ technology enhanced formats

There’s over 50 technology enhanced item (TEI) question formats available on ScootPad. Get started with using these formats and creating next-generation assessments for your students. ScootPad is an “Open” assessment platform, meaning you can browse and use questions and assessments created by other teachers while you can create and share your own.


What are TEIs?

TEI question formats allow students to solve problems in a more interactive and comprehensive way. For example, a traditional question format will ask a student to select the correct answer to the question. A TEI might ask a student to type out the entire answer and rearrange answer choices in a particular order, rather than just clicking on the bubble.

Why you should care about TEIs

TEIs are becoming increasingly important in prepping students for summative testing in the spring as big assessment consortias like SBAC and PARCC are aiming to be entirely computer-based. Students will be able to practice the same level of rigor and technology used in the next-generation assessments with TEIs. Teachers will also be able to precisely assess and identify students’ needs to develop a more targeted instruction before they must take the summative assessment.

So, what about ScootPad’s TEIs?

We’ve developed all formats expected in the next-generation online testing and even released unique formats that are yet to be presented in assessment consortias like SBAC and PARCC. That means students will be able to experience even more ways to solve and interact with problems. Our question formats fall in several categories: multiple choice, cloze, classification, order, matching, highlight, label image, chart, number line, graph, and multipart – as shown in the image below.

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Educators can create questions and assessments under any grade, any subject, and any standard. In addition, educators can now share their content with the ScootPad community. The question and assessment banks allow educators to collaborate, rate, and reuse all shared content – making content more readily available and usable than ever.

How do I get started?

1. You can create your own questions by going to Assessments 2.0, located on the top navigation within your account.


2. Then click on the My Own Questions tab. On this page, there will be a green button on the top right labeled +New Question.


3. Choose a question format you’d like to use. Simply enter your question stem, answer, DOK level, scoring (the number of points), and the standard(s) being assessed. Preview the question on the right and make sure to test to verify that it works. Save the question and assign it to students.

You can also watch a quick 1 minute video to see how you can create questions using each of the question formats. Here is a sample 1 min video on how to create a “Highlight: Circle Shading” type question.

Highlight: Circle Shading from ScootPad Corporation on Vimeo.

How to find questions from the open content bank?

We encourage you to browse through the Question Bank and Assessment Bank, and check out the content created and shared by the community. Click the “Open Content” option under Assessments 2.0, located on the top navigation within your account. For step-by-step instructions, visit our help center by clicking here.

We welcome you to try our question formats and give us your suggestions for any new question formats. We are on a mission to create the MOST comprehensive Open assessment platform and we can certainly use your help to make that possible!

Feel free to start a live chat with us or shoot us an email at support@scootpad.com or call us at 1-800-994-0706.

ScootPad Team


Happy Halloween from ScootPad!

We wish you merry trick-or-treating and potentially spooky concept mastery this weekend! We have planned our costume all year long: Concept 4.NF.B.3b….because decomposing fractions is spooky!

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Everyone have fun and be safe this weekend! Use the sugar rush to master concepts, or settle down with an eBook!

ScootPad Team


Introducing the World’s First Next-Generation Open Assessment Platform

We’re super excited to announce the availability of our 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. Build technology-enhanced assessments targeted to meet your specific needs across the curriculum, in Math, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Here is what you should know:

1) 50+ innovative technology enhanced item types are currently available on the platform – the same kind that students will see in their next-generation assessments. Play with these 50+ item types online.

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2) It’s an open platform, meaning teachers can now create, curate, and share their content with the ScootPad community. It’s simple and easy – we’re here to help. Watch the 1 minute videos showing you how to create questions using each of the 50+ formats (Here is a sample video on how to create a drag and drop type question).

3. Question Bank: Search for questions in the Question Bank or create your own questions. Choose the best questions based on community feedback (most used and most liked). Make sure to Like or Flag questions, which will benefit everyone.

4. Assessment Bank: Search for assessments in the Assessment Bank or create your own assessments choosing the questions you like. Choose the best assessments based on community feedback (most used and most liked). Make sure to Like or Flag assessments, which will benefit everyone.

5. Assessment Generator: Alternatively, you can automatically generate assessments by simply selecting the standards you like. Our generator will choose the best available questions for your assessment.

6. Assessment Results: Get access to the real-time assessment results by Student, by Standard and by Question.

Get started with an assessment for your students, unlimited and as frequent as you like, and experience the power of the advanced technology-enhanced assessments made possible by the content created, curated and shared by educators just like you. Also, here are step-by-step instructions to help you get started.

As always, we love to hear your ideas, suggestions and comments.

ScootPad Team


Feature highlight: Questions about content?

Did you know….You can reach out directly to our content team!

Ever have a question about a question? A conundrum with our content? You can report content issues directly to our fabulous and knowledgeable content team so that they can take a look at the exact question, student, task, and standard!

Whether it be a problem you see with standard alignment, functionality, or the answer is inaccurate…you can report issues using the “Report a mistake in this question option under each question while reviewing results.

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Click on that link and include any and all details about the issue, and it will send a request to our Content Team!

Here is a step by step guide from our help center on how to view and report content issues: https://scootpad.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/677311-how-do-i-report-an-issue-with-content

ScootPad Team


Download the updated ScootPad App

In case you didn’t already know, the ScootPad App is available for download (Free) on the iPad, Android, Kindle, and Windows tablets.

In the newly released version, we’ve improved the user interface, fixed the orientation to landscape, fixed some bugs, and improved the overall performance. And because the sign-in process has been improved on ALL platforms, your login id is now remembered on your mobile devices. We also have a sweet, new icon for the app.

Check us out in store!



ScootPad Team


New Homepage: Super Simple & Intuitive!

We just launched our new homepage with an entirely new design. Boasting a simple yet colorful theme, ScootPad.com is now more engaging and easier to navigate than ever. Here’s a quick walk through of the changes we’ve made.


1. We’ve reorganized our features and information all on the Solution page to make it a more intuitive experience.


2. You can find detailed information about the technology that powers the ScootPad platform by visiting our Platform page. Read up on the research behind ScootPad, what makes us adaptive, how we scale on different devices, and our bank-grade security.


3. We make our pricing transparent and simple. So, we revamped our pricing page to better reflect it. Not sure which plan is best for you? Don’t worry, we have them side-by-side for you to easily compare. On the Pricing page, click on Learn More under Plans. Select the term (1 month, 1 year etc.) and watch the prices dynamically update. You can also download your quote from this page.


4. Inspired by the number of requests we receive, we’ve spent over 100 hours to assemble a product comparison chart to help you easily compare ScootPad side-by-side with other products. This should help you make the best decision for you and your students. Check out our comparison page. Use the toggle at the top to filter products by price range or just click a product logo to compare it side by side with ScootPad. Go for it, we’re not afraid of a little bit of competition.


5. We receive a steady flow of user feedback each day and we think it’s important to share it with our users. Sit back and watch comments from the ScootPad community chime in from all over the world and read what others have to say about us on the Results page. You’ll also find links to the rate of learning, the impact ScootPad is making, which schools are leading the Learnathons, and insightful case studies.

6. Last but not least, the sign-in process has been improved. Remember how you would have to access ScootPad’s homepage first to get to the sign-in page? Now, if you are already a user on ScootPad, you’ll be directed from the homepage straight to the sign-in page because, well, that’s one less click for you. ;)


Explore our new look for yourself! Feel free to reach out and let us know what you think. There is always room for improvement and we always welcome your feedback and suggestions.

ScootPad Team


We’re Sorry: Brief ScootPad Site Slowness

You might have noticed brief moments of slowness while using ScootPad – especially the past few days between 9AM-11AM PST. We definitely felt your pain. Rest assured, our engineering team is aware of this issue and has been working around the clock to prevent this from happening in the future. We understand that all of you — teachers, students, admins and parents — place an enormous amount of trust in us and we cannot be more grateful and appreciative of your support. That said, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this week.

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We strive to make 24×7 non-stop learning possible with our mission-critical reliability and 99.9% uptime guarantee. That’s roughly 31536 seconds of downtime per year! While we kept that promise and exceeded 99.9% availability over the years, we are taking this opportunity to further increase our cloud infrastructure resources, processes, monitoring, and alerts. We are committed to being the reliable service that you have grown to love over the past few years, and for those of you who are new to ScootPad, we look forward to becoming the system you love.

Thank you all for your support! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Bharat Kumar
CEO & Co-Founder

The ScootPad Team Hosts a Workshop at Silver Oak Elementary School in San Jose, CA

Earlier today, the ScootPad team had the pleasure of hosting a workshop at Silver Oak Elementary School in San Jose, California. We gave them the 101 on ScootPad and by the end of the workshop, we had teachers already getting started with their account. We also received a lot of great feedback and enjoyed our face time with educators!

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ScootPad’s CEO and co-founder, Bharat, presenting to teachers and admins.

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The attendees got some goodies! Look at those smiles.

Thanks Silver Oak Elementary School for having us!

ScootPad Team


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