Solution Series 3 of 8: Response to Intervention

This school year we introduced ScootPad Solutions, a comprehensive set of student-centered learning solutions for teachers, parents and administrators. In this post, we’ll show you how ScootPad’s Response to Intervention solution will help fast-track your students to success.

Below we’ve broken down how ScootPad helps you implement this solution:

1. Predicting Interventions

Once students start practicing within their learning paths, ScootPad will detect when the student is struggling and automatically scaffold content in real-time (across DOK and grade levels) providing the student with practice in pre-requisite concepts. These concepts from the learning path will appear orange on the adaptive practice dashboard.  Scaffolding helps you predict if there could be ongoing issues requiring re-teaching.

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Quick FAQ: What does a student see in a practice session?

In the short example video below, the student launches an adaptive practice and is immediately met with a time-out lesson. This is a lesson given to the student to help them learn the skill where their proficiency is very low. The student should review the lesson and then apply what was learned to improve their proficiency in the concept.

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Once the student’s proficiency improves and the pre-requisite concept is marked “practice done”, ScootPad will automatically present the student with questions from the next concept in the learning path. In the below example, the 4 tan colored concepts are pre-requisites NOT in the original 5th grade learning path. Initially, the student attempted questions in 5.NF.A.1 (C1078). When the student didn’t show proficiency, ScootPad presented questions from the following concepts and in this order C1076>C1075>C989>C988. The student successfully showed proficiency in C988 and the concept was marked “practice done.” ScootPad then re-presented the concepts in order to fill the skill gaps leading back to the grade level concept.

Student originally practiced in this order (1-5). Once ScootPad filled the learning gaps, the concepts were re-presented in this order (5-1)

Quick FAQ: What happens when a student gets the below error message?

When ScootPad exhausts all available concepts for practice from the learning path, and determines a student and/or concept needs re-teaching or a different level of intervention from the teacher – this is when you’ll see concepts in the learning path in red and marked as needing “Intervention”. Keep reading to see how to provide the necessary support!

2. The 3-Tiered Intervention Plan

ScootPad analyzes your students’ data and builds an RTI-aligned 3-Tiered Intervention Model which provides a brief snapshot of students requiring re-teaching in both Math and ELA concepts. Launching the Intervention Monitor will provide a 2-dimensional grid view (aligned to the RTI framework) to help you quickly identify and implement your re-teaching and intervention strategies.


Quick FAQ: Can ScootPad help me group students?

  •  Yes! Launch the Intervention Monitor and you now have access to students ScootPad has grouped together for whole class, small group, and one-on-one opportunities. To adjust the Intervention threshold and ensure that more students can be addressed systematically and efficiently, click here for further instructions.

3. Re-Teach or Instruct

Once you’ve identified concepts requiring re-teaching for one or more students, ScootPad offers tools to help in your strategy. Launch a lesson that students can review before attempting more questions. You can also use the sample practice questions!

Quick FAQ: Can ScootPad help me re-teach?

4. Monitor and Measure Improvement

After students have completed the Improvement Practice, measuring progress is a breeze. Below is a snapshot of a specific practice being monitored. The teacher can choose to reassign the concept to the student if additional attempts are needed. To access more in depth reports simply click on Reports from the navigation panel and choose which report to run.

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Quick FAQ: How long does it take for the student to be removed from the Intervention Monitor?

  • Once the student’s proficiency improves, they will no longer appear on the Intervention Monitor. ScootPad incorporates a new method to determine mastery based on the “decaying average” or a.k.a. “moving average” formula. Traditional averaging would punish the student for not understanding it at the beginning. Decaying average weights the most recent score at 65% and therefore gives a final score that better shows the student’s current understanding. You can see the difference in the outcomes below.


To see Response to Intervention in action:  [Video] / [Ted-ED Lesson]

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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