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DALLAS, April 29, 2014 — Istation's Early and Advanced Reading Named Best Lower and Upper Elementary Reading Programs

Istation is the winner of two 2014 Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE) for both the Lower and Upper Elementary Reading categories, given by The ComputED Gazette.

This is the second year in a row Istation’s Advanced Reading has been named the best Upper Elementary Reading program among titles worldwide. Istation Early Reading also won the 2014 BESSIE in the Lower Elementary Reading category.

The BESSIE, now in its twentieth year, recognizes innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers around the world.

"Istation’s commitment to innovation and excellence in education pays off once again with honors such as the BESSIE,” said Richard H. Collins, Istation’s Chairman and CEO. “We strive to be a leader in education and help change lives by supporting educators and empowering students with all-in-one educational technology."

Istation Reading delivers computer-adaptive assessments and intervention programs designed to help all students reach their highest reading potential. Through engaging animation and storytelling, real-time data reporting and flexible teacher support materials, Istation provides teachers with powerful tools for individualized instruction, student motivation and continual classroom achievement.

About Istation

Istation is an award-winning comprehensive e-learning program used by more than four million students across the world. Known for its accurate assessments, engaging curriculum and trusted teacher tools, Istation helps students in prekindergarten-12th grade achieve academic growth. Istation's computer-adaptive assessments (known as ISIP™) immediately place students on personalized instructional paths unique to their needs. An animated, game-like interface effectively engages students so well, they don't even realize they're being evaluated. Along with its highly interactive digital curriculum, Istation provides teachers with access to thousands of lessons perfect for instructing small groups or an entire class. Comprehensive progress reports are also immediately available for educators, administrators and parents. Istation offers its ISIP assessment in Early Reading, Advanced Reading, Reading en Español and Math. Istation instruction is available in Reading, Reading en Español and Math.