ScootPad and ACT - Company and Product Profiles
The requested company profile for ACT and product profile for ScootPad have been provided in the attached Google Slides presentation. News articles and press releases covering ScootPad are given below.
ScootPad and ACT — Product and Company Profiles
A company profile for ACT including the year it was founded, names of its founders, headquarters location, the number of employees, annual revenue, products and solutions, and details on the organization's investments and notable acquisitions have been provided in the attached Google Slides presentation. Moreover, a comprehensive product profile for ScootPad, including a description of the product, its key features, target users/grades, topics covered, value proposition, differences between the consumer product and the K-8 product, number of users, notable districts the product is used in, product pricing, rating across multiple review websites, consumer and professional reviews, and product screenshots have also been provided compiled in the attached Google Slides presentation. A brief overview of the findings can be found below.
- ScootPad is an adaptive learning platform for grades K-8 that delivers “personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification.” The platform is used by over 40,000 schools across 9,000+ districts.
- A comprehensive list of reviews across a variety of sources, including ScootPad's featured reviews from the company website, positive reviews from third-party review websites, negative reviews from third-party review websites, and reviews from professional organizations have been provided in the presentation.
- In addition, screenshots of all menus and options available to a teacher were obtained from the demo classroom and compiled in the attached Google Slides presentation.
ScootPad — News and Media Coverage
15 news articles and press releases covering Scootpad's acquisition, achievements, partnerships, expansion, and innovations, etc., can be found below.
1) Scoot on Over: ACT Acquires Adaptive Learning Platform ScootPad
- Date of Publication: May 18, 2020.
- In May 2020, ScootPad was acquired by ACT, an Iowa-based non-profit organization offering college admissions tests among other educational products and solutions. The acquisition includes edNexusTM, which powers the ScootPad platform. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
2) Lake Tahoe Unified chooses ScootPad to deliver NWEA MAP Growth driven adaptive learning for students
- Date of Publication: January 27, 2020.
- In this press release, ScootPad announces that it has been selected by Lake Tahoe Unified school district to provide NWEA MAP Growth driven adaptive learning paths for students. Lake Tahoe Unified school district made this decision after observing incredible improvements for students who consistently used ScootPad's pilot program focused on mathematics.
3) ScootPad Releases 15,000+ Pre-Built Assessments Aligned to 14+ Standards, NWEA MAP and 10+ Textbooks
- Date of Publication: August 20, 2019.
- In August 2019, ScootPad announced that it has launched more than 15,000 assessments for all ScootPad users. These assessments focus on student mastery and longitudinal growth and cover Common Core, NWEA Map Growth, more than 13 State Standards, and over 10 textbooks.
4) ScootPad Releases North Carolina Math Curriculum
- Date of Publication: December 02, 2019.
- ScootPad has launched the curriculum meeting North Carolina's state standard requirements for Standard Course of Study (SCOS). The new curriculum covers Mathematics for grades K-8. With this development, ScootPad now supports 14 US State Standards.
5) Gartner Recognizes ScootPad as a Leading Adaptive Learning Platform for K-12
- Date of Publication: July 19, 2019.
- Gartner Inc. named ScootPad a "transformative technology vendor" in the Adaptive Learning Platform category for K-12 in its report. The said report, titled "Prepare for AI’s New Adaptive Learning Impacts on K-12 Education" can be found here.
6) ScootPad and NWEA Partner to Enable Seamless MAP Assessment Driven Adaptive Learning Paths
- Date of Publication: October 11, 2019.
- ScootPad partnered with NWEA, a non-profit organization that develops pre-K–12 assessments, to offer integration between ScootPad’s Adaptive Learning Paths and MAP Growth assessments. This integration will allow teachers to generate tailored learning paths for students on the basis of their MAP RIT scores.
7) ScootPad Releases the Free Forever Classroom License for Teachers
- Date of Publication: March 6, 2019.
- In March 2019, ScootPad released the "Free Forever" classroom license for its network of more than 200,000 teachers across the globe. The Free Forever classroom license offers one free classroom per teacher and unlimited access to more than 1,000 standards and learning paths for grades K to 8. This plan allows teachers to assign one daily practice and one monthly assessment.
8) ScootPad’s New Data-Powered Intelligent Platform Dramatically Improves Student Learning
- Date of Publication: October 1, 2018.
- ScootPad upgraded its Intelligent Adaptive Learning Platform to automate the delivery of a tailored learning experience for students. The newly-added intelligence capabilities of the platform include cognitive intelligence, learning intelligence, data intelligence, and adaptive self-learning engine.
9) ScootPad Releases Curriculum for Georgia and Minnesota
- Date of Publication: August 20, 2018.
- In August 2018, ScootPad announced that it has launched the curriculum to meet Georgia and Minnesota's state standard requirements. The curriculum includes Math and ELA assessments and learning paths for grades K-8. The platform already covers Common Core Standards as well as US State Standards for 11 states including Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
10) ScootPad Releases Pre-Built Benchmark Assessments for NWEA, PARCC, SBAC, and 11 US State Standards
- Date of Publication: June 11, 2018.
- In June 2018, ScootPad launched pre-built benchmark assessments for "Common Core and 11 US State EOY tests including NWEA Map Growth, PARCC, and SBAC" among others. These pre-built benchmark assessments will allow students to practice for the actual benchmark assessments. These assessments will also provide insights into each student's performance.
11) ScootPad Launches SimplyAdaptive, A Super Simple and Super Affordable Adaptive Learning App
- Date of Publication: April 09, 2018.
- In this press release, ScootPad announced that it has released an adaptive learning application, SimplyAdaptive. This app is available for $30 per year and offers an adaptive learning experience for up to 50 grade K-5 students.
12) ScootPad Partners with Clever to Enable Seamless Single Sign-On and Automatic Rostering
- Date of Publication: March 01, 2018.
- ScootPad partnered with Clever to integrate and automate ScootPad's roster management features using Instant Login and Secure Sync integration options. California-based Clever offers a single sign-on portal for educational apps.
13) ScootPad Has Been Recognized as a Leader in the Global Adaptive Learning Market
- Date of Publication: October 29, 2017.
- In October 2017, HTF named ScootPad among the leading players in the Global Adaptive Learning market. Other key players mentioned in HTF's report titled, "Global Adaptive Learning Software Market 2017-2021", include D2L, Knewton, McGraw-Hill Education, and Smart Sparrow.
14) ScootPad Announces Seamless Integration with Google Classroom
- Date of Publication: July 31, 2017.
- In July 2017, ScootPad offered seamless integration with Google Classroom to help streamline classroom management. The integration allows automatic setup and enrollment, automatic sync, and Single Sign-On using Google, among other benefits.
15) Stanford AI and Machine Learning Professor Joins ScootPad Advisory Board
- Date of Publication: July 18, 2017.
- In July 2017, ScootPad hired an AI and machine learning expert, Dr. Emma Brunskill. Dr. Brunskill is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. She was recognized as a 2015 Young Investigator by the Department of the Navy in 2015.