Brace Yourselves, Improved Support is Coming!

Hey ScootPad users, we want to update you on some awesome improvements to our support! As we prepare for next school year, we’re working on revamping our customer and product support with increased support staff, extended support hours, new and improved online help, and free weekly webinars.

Extended Support Hours
We have great news for our East Coast fans: our phone and chat support will now open at 8 AM Pacific! This extra hour will help us be more available to you, especially during your busy mornings! Feel free to shoot us a message on Live Chat or call us at 1-800-994-0706 8AM- 5PM PST. We’ve got our coffees ready.

Improved Online Help
We are currently in the process of making our help center more user-friendly. We’re hoping to provide users with easier navigation through ScootPad’s help articles so you can find quick answers to your questions 24/7! (Because you shouldn’t have to find a help article on how to search for a help article.)

Free Weekly Webinars
We’re dedicated to making sure our users get the most out of ScootPad while using our adaptive platform in the classroom. So, starting next school year we will be hosting FREE weekly webinars for teachers to go over ScootPad basics.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about the upcoming support improvements. We love hearing back from the ScootPad community so feel free to reach out to us with any questions, comments, or concerns!

ScootPad Team


Forest Park School District chooses ScootPad over iXL, MobyMax and Mathletics

Forest Park has been using a variety of ed-tech tools for some time including iXL, MobyMax, and Mathletics. They were in search of a comprehensive solution that was intuitive, adaptive, and engaging for their students while saving valuable time for their teachers. ScootPad was first introduced to Forest Park in late April for a district-wide trial, and after two months of comparing ScootPad with their existing tools, Forest Park decided to standardize on ScootPad for the upcoming school year.

“Forest Park Schools were using a variety of online tools to support their math instruction prior to choosing ScootPad. We wanted a solution that would help all students in grades K-8. Teachers piloted ScootPad during the Spring of 2015 while still using the other tools including IXL, MobyMax and Mathletics. In the end, ScootPad was chosen because the teachers LOVED the “scootorials”, the ability to add co-teachers, the ease of assigning remedial assignments and how clear it was which standard/grade a student was working on. We look forward to the implementation of ScootPad in the 2015-16 school year.” said Amanda Walsh, Director of Instructional Technology.

“We’ll take any opportunity to showcase ScootPad side-by-side with other tools. Trials like these allow schools & districts to ‘try-before-they-buy’ and they’re loving what they see in ScootPad compared to other solutions in the market.” said Bharat Kumar, CEO and Co-founder of ScootPad.

ScootPad Team


Oak Lawn-Hometown School District selects ScootPad district-wide after a brief yet very successful trial

Recently, Oak Lawn-Hometown School District transitioned to a standards-based system of reporting on students’ performance and progress and was in need of a platform that could fit the bill. The district was first introduced to ScootPad in late March of this year when they rolled out a district-wide trial across all K-8 schools to test out ScootPad as a solution for their needs. Less than three months into the trial, Oak Lawn-Hometown was convinced enough to go ahead and purchase ScootPad district-wide as their preferred platform for personalized and standards-based learning.

“We were immediately impressed with both the adaptive nature of the platform, as well as the depth and breadth of data available to our teachers. We strive to provide our students with ‘What they need — when they need it,‘ and ScootPad has helped us do just that. In our piloting process, we received feedback about the ease of use of the platform. Instructional staff enjoyed the adaptive nature of the learning paths, but also appreciated the ability to specifically assign practice in particular areas for particular students.” said Joseph Macchia, CIO of Oak Lawn-Hometown SD 123. “We felt that ScootPad should be made available to all teachers and students throughout our district. Classroom teachers may not immediately see the need for a platform like ScootPad. However, as more and more staff members used ScootPad with their students, the value of such a robust platform for practice made itself very apparent. We began to see organic usage sprawl across our classrooms and schools and we didn’t want the purchasing cycle to slow down being able to offer ScootPad to our students and families.”

“We extend these trials to schools and districts because we know they are going to like the results. We’re pleased that, as with other districts, Oak Lawn-Hometown had a quick and easy implementation that allowed them to purchase ScootPad district-wide.” said Bharat Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO of ScootPad. “We welcome other schools and districts to experience ScootPad and see it for themselves.”

Through trials and strategic 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 serves over two million K-8 students.

ScootPad Team


L.A. Unified Schools add ScootPad to their strategic plans with multi-year Site Licenses

We’re pleased to announce 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.”

ScootPad Team


Fort Gibson students demonstrate significant gains in Math & Reading with ScootPad

We’re pleased to announce 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.”

ScootPad Team


Penns Valley School District Selects ScootPad

We’re pleased to announce that Penns Valley Area School District has selected ScootPad to enable personalized and differentiated learning for its K-8 students.

Penns Valley first implemented ScootPad at their Elementary and Intermediate School in the 2014-2015 school year. Impressed by the results and the positive experience, Penns Valley decided to deploy ScootPad district-wide across all of their K-8 schools. Penns Valley selected ScootPad as a long-term partner (with a multi-year license agreement) to deliver personalized and differentiated learning for all K-8 schools.

“We were looking for a solution that would: Engage the students, differentiate by specific standard/concept, give our teachers easy access to a variety of reports, show our students their progress and allow students/parents to access at home” said Sherri Connell, Assistant Superintendent. “Using this criteria, we had teachers try different resources for over a year and, based upon their experience, present their findings to the entire selection committee. We felt that ScootPad best met our needs.”

“We applaud Penns Valley for taking these important steps to help students reach their full potential,” said Bharat Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO of ScootPad. “We are excited to partner with Penns Valley to help them realize the difference that personalized and differentiated learning solutions will make on student achievement.”

ScootPad Team


LTI Integration now available with ScootPad

We’re pleased to announce support for the IMS LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) integration on the ScootPad platform. ScootPad is now compliant with both LTI 1.x and 2.0 specifications. This integration enables users to simply click a button/link and seamlessly launch ScootPad from within their LMS/SIS systems.

What is LTI?

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is a standard from IMS Global Learning Consortium that enables learning platforms to easily integrate with learning applications providing a seamless end user experience. In LTI these learning applications are called Tools (delivered by Tool Providers such as ScootPad) and the LMS, or platforms, are called Tool Consumers.

Why use LTI integration with ScootPad?

When you implement LTI integration between your LMS/SIS system and ScootPad, your administrators, teachers and students can automatically:

  • Get an account on ScootPad with the appropriate role
  • Sign into ScootPad with 1-click (no separate username or password)
  • Enroll into classrooms and much more…

How to get started?

From your ScootPad administrator account, go to the LTI Settings page and click “Request Keys” button. We’ll setup (within 24 hours) a unique consumer key and secret for your district/school and enable your access to implement LTI integration. Also, our team will work with you every step of the process until you are live with the integration.


With this integration, both students and teachers will be seamlessly logged into ScootPad if they’re already logged into their existing system. We believe that the more convenient we make it for students, the more quickly and efficiently they will learn.

We hope you enjoy this new feature. Please tell us what you think and keep giving us your feedback and suggestions as always!

ScootPad Team


Introducing ScootBoard: A smarter way to keep students and parents “in-the-loop”

We’re super excited to introduce our new feature, ScootBoard.  ScootBoard is a collaboration tool for teachers and admins to help keep students and parents engaged on ScootPad with features such as 1-way messaging, automatic reminders, and more!

Message Students and Parents

Teachers can quickly send 1-way messages to their entire classroom or individual students while Admins can send important messages to all teachers! Have an instructional video or other resources to share with students? Use messages to easily share videos and other resources with just a few clicks!


Automatic Reminders

Get reminded about important tasks that need your attention or action such as assignments due for review. These reminders are automatically sent to your Reminders page (and are also emailed) so that you are always in the loop! For a full list of currently available auto-reminders, click here


Inbox of Messages

Access your inbox on ScootPad and review all your received messages. Students can find messages online in their inbox while their parents receive the messages via email!


“Shoutout” to your friends

An improved “shoutouts” feature that lets students easily add friends/classmates, invite friends, and send shoutouts to their friends


We hope you’re as excited about ScootBoard as we are.  Please tell us what you think and keep giving us your feedback and suggestions as always!

ScootPad Team


Adaptive Spelling Learning Paths: NOW Available!

The first big feature release of the summer is here! Get your students on a fully-automated Spelling Learning Path, and let students complete spelling lists on Auto Pilot!

Spelling Learning Paths

You now have access to Spelling Learning Paths for all K-8 grades, each with 40 grade-aligned word lists and sequenced to increasingly challenge students. You can also create your own paths that align with your curriculum and get students to practice your custom word lists. You can have all students on one path or further differentiate by having students on their own paths.

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While on a Spelling Learning Path, students can simply Launch their auto-assigned practices from their dashboard!  Students progress on their path by getting a 100% on each word list, and automatically moving on to the next list.

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View Practice Results

As students complete spelling practices driven by their learning paths you can easily view practice results in real-time and find each attempt or filter by students and word lists.

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Manual Assignments

In addition to the Adaptive Spelling Practices, you can still create your own word lists and manually assign your own spelling assignments as usual.

We hope you enjoy this new feature. Please tell us what you think and keep giving us your feedback and suggestions as always!

ScootPad Team


A sneak peek at our new features launching this summer!

We’re thrilled to announce these awesome new features we have planned to launch before the next school year, and want YOU to be the first to know!  These improvements were inspired by YOUR feedback and OUR passion to make ScootPad the most comprehensive and user friendly tool for your classroom.

1) Deeper Engagement
Keep your students engaged and their parents “in-the-loop” with our new Message Center. Engage students with fun-filled activities such as Daily Trivia and concept mastery based gamification.

2) Adaptive Spelling Learning Paths
No need to spend time assigning specific spelling lists for each student. We’re implementing adaptive spelling learning paths to enhance student’s vocabulary on Auto-Pilot!

3) Adaptive eBooks Learning Paths
Don’t waste time assigning eBooks manually. ScootPad is implementing an eBooks Learning Path making it fully adaptive and self-paced for each student based on their reading level.

4) LTI Compliance
ScootPad will be LTI-enabled so schools and districts can easily integrate their existing SIS/LMS systems to seamlessly launch and also exchange assignment and grade information.

5) Full-Fledged Instruction
We have Scootorials for every concept, but we’re expanding this to enable full-fledged instruction giving students an easy-to-learn framework to learn independently and in collaboration.

6) Advanced Student Data Management
Past performance indicates future success. We’re implementing 360° Mastery Reports so teachers can get a true understanding of a student’s present as well as historical problem areas.

7) Flexible License Options
We’re flexible! We’re ready to create a plan that fits your needs.  Payment Plans and Pay-As-You-Go Site Licenses are on the way to help get ScootPad on any budget cycle.

8) Mobile Apps v3.0
We’re releasing our most intuitive Mobile App version yet! Expect an enhanced user experience on iPADs, Android Tablets, Windows Tablets and Kindle Fire devices.

9) District/School Wide Assessments
Admins: Build-Your-Own Assessments and push it to your entire District & Schools. Custom assessments standardized across your District/School!

10) New Content Curation & Recommendation Engine
We’ll enable our network of 100,000+ teachers to rate, flag & recommend content making it most accurate and aligned. We’ll also give you a choice to choose the best content for your students!

11) Next-Generation Open Content Platform
Want to add your own questions? Not a problem! Create your own assessment questions using one of our 50+ interactive formats. Share your content and leverage content shared/recommended by others!

12) Reading comprehension on Auto-Pilot
Students are automatically tested on their eBook reading comprehension skills with built-in quizzes. Engage your students with eBooks and put their reading levels on Auto-Pilot!

Are you excited yet? We are! We’ll be releasing these improvements through out this summer in preparation for the next school year. Not only that, but we invite you to join our FREE weekly webinars to see these new features in action and get ready to use them in your classroom!

ScootPad Team



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