New Feature 5 of 10: New and Improved Adaptive Learning

This blog is the 5th of the 10-part blog series introducing you to the 10 new features currently available for your use as you kickoff the new school year.

ScootPad is known for the adaptive learning experience enabled by the Learning Paths.  When you set Math and ELA to the comprehensive learning mode, your students are on auto-pilot to learn! With this new and improved feature, your students will experience a much more engaging and personalized journey as they work through their Adaptive Learning Paths.

Below we’ve clarified and explained how the new and improved Adaptive Learning works and what you and your students can expect:

1. What is an Adaptive Learning Path?

An Adaptive Learning Path is simply a set of standards/concepts that are grouped and sequenced for your students to work through at their own pace. It can be any number of concepts. Since the path is adaptive, students can work through the concepts at their own pace as they meet the minimum rigor and proficiency requirements for each concept.

Key takeaways:

  1. Curriculum settings ensure that students receive ample practice within a concept without the need for teachers to schedule recurring practices. (i.e. In a path with 8 concepts using the ScootPad default rigor and proficiency settings, the student has to work through a minimum of 160 questions (8 concepts*20 questions) and maintain an 80% proficiency.)
  2. Learning paths are adaptive and each student will work through at their own pace. Students receive time-out lessons and scaffolding in real-time which is necessary for them to continue independently.
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Learning Path with only 8 concepts

2. Can I build my own Adaptive Learning Path?

Yes! ScootPad offers out-of-the-box adaptive learning paths which cover a full year/grade level. However, you are encouraged to customize learning paths which align with your pacing guides and your curriculum. Learn how to build your own learning paths by clicking here!

Key takeaways:

  1. You must choose a learning path for your students when Math or ELA is set to comprehensive. This can be the ScootPad pre-built path, your own or shared by someone else.
  2. The initial Personalized Diagnostic is based on the learning path you choose so make sure you are setting your students on the right paths.


 3. After setting up my classroom what happens next?

The Personalized Diagnostic, if auto-assigned, is the first task your students will encounter as part of their adaptive learning experience. Learn more about the “Enhanced Personalized Diagnostic Assessment” by watching an on-demand video.

Key takeaways:

  1. The length of the diagnostic will vary for each student based on their prior knowledge of the concepts (hence adaptive).
  2. ScootPad updates the students’ learning path in real-time with concepts that passed the diagnostic and those needing practice.
  3. Students can save and resume the diagnostic as often as necessary until its complete.
In a LP with only 10 concepts, on the Personalized Diagnostic, example student passed 5 and needs practice in 2. 3 concepts were not attempted due to their dependency on others.

4. How do the results of the diagnostic factor into my students’ practices?

Once students complete the diagnostic, they are automatically launched into adaptive practices. Visit your adaptive practice dashboard to see diagnostic results and mastery progress thus far. Click on the learning path button to see which concepts were passed, not passed, not attempted, and lastly, the concepts the students will start practice in.

Key takeaways:

  1. Each student’s path has been carved out by the diagnostic.
  2. ScootPad will automatically start students where they need the most help
  3. Concepts the students passed on the diagnostic are not subject to the rigor mentioned above.  Instead these concepts will be queued up for the Mastery Check. Keep reading to find out more!
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Teacher’s view of unit 1 view of a LP. Showing concepts in various stages of mastery.


5. What does a student see in an adaptive practice?

ScootPad seamlessly spirals concepts each time students launch an adaptive practice. This content represents a variety of item types across DOK levels. If students struggle, ScootPad will enable automatic intervention and scaffold to fill skill gaps. This is an instant teacher time-saver! When students do not respond to ScootPad’s automatic intervention, the concepts are flagged as requiring reteaching and will show up on the RTI-Aligned Intervention Monitor for the teacher to take action. Students also have access to lessons during practice (i.e. on-demand and time-out lessons) or when specifically assigned by their teachers.  Learn more about “Automatic Intervention and RTI Monitoring” by watching this short video!

Key takeaways:

  1. Adaptive Practices offer a truly personalized experience for each student based on the concepts being spiraled for that student in real-time.
  2. ScootPad automatically pushes out lessons when students need help.
  3. ScootPad will automatically scaffold as many grade levels as necessary (going down as far as Kindergarten if necessary) in order to fill skill gaps.
  4. The RTI-Aligned Intervention Monitor helps the teacher predict and take action quickly and timely.

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6. What is a Mastery Check?

Remember those concepts the students passed on their diagnostic? Also think about the concepts that meet the rigor and proficiency criteria (marked as practice done). These concepts are colored turquoise in the learning path and will be revisited with strategically spaced quick assessments, called Mastery Checks. Concepts successfully passed during the Mastery Check are marked “Mastered” in the learning path. Learn more about “Automatic Mastery Checks” by clicking here!

Key Takeaways:

  1. Mastery Checks are automatic and strategically spaced.
  2. Concepts that are Mastery Check ready are shown in turquoise color.
  3. Concepts successfully passed during a Mastery Check are marked “Mastered”

diagnostic passed

There is always more to learn so don’t hesitate to explore or reach out to our support team by clicking the orange Help button.

The ScootPad Team

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