DALLAS – May 6, 2015 — Istation Reading Assessment Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition
Istation’s interactive educational program, which is helping four million students in 44 states and four countries, won the 2015 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Educational App for a Mobile Device.
While Istation’s Advanced Reading Assessment (known as ISIP™) took home the title, the company’s Early Reading ISIP Assessment and reading instruction were also finalists in the same category.
The Istation mobile apps are available to paid student and teacher subscribers. The apps provide access to Istation’s computer-adaptive assessments and instruction, which dynamically adjust to each student’s skill level. Assessments measure a student’s ability and then seamlessly begin targeted instruction on an individualized learning path with hundreds of hours of research-based curriculum.
Istation’s iPad app has been downloaded more than 300,000 times since its August 2014 release, including 80,000 downloads in September 2014 alone. Since its January 2015 release, the Istation Chromebook app has been downloaded 18,000 times. The apps are particularly beneficial for prekindergarten students who don’t yet have the fine motor skills to operate a mouse or keyboard.
"Given the extremely competitive nature of the world of educational apps, being named the best of the best is a tremendous honor," said Istation Chairman and CEO Richard H. Collins. "We work hard day in and day out to develop quality technology that transforms education. The CODiE Award win proves we are hitting our mark."
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. An SIIA CODiE Award win for ed tech companies is an especially prestigious honor, as each award winner has been selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from among all nominees, and SIIA members-company peers, who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.
"SIIA’s 2015 Education CODiE Award winners are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there," said SIIA’s Karen Billings, Vice President and Managing Director of the ETIN-SIIA. "We congratulate all of this year’s CODiE Award winners and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry."
Founded in 1998 and based in Dallas, Texas, Istation (Imagination Station) has become one of the nation's leading providers of richly animated, game-like educational technology. Winner of several national educational technology awards, the Istation program puts more instructional time in the classroom through small-group and collaborative instruction. Istation's innovative reading, math and Spanish programs immerse students in an engaging and interactive environment and inspire them to learn. Additionally, administrators and educators can use Istation to easily track the progress of their students, schools and classrooms. Istation now serves over 4 million students throughout the United States and in several other countries.
About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards were established in 1986 by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose: to celebrate the software and information industry’s finest products and services.
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products, and scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners. For more information about the SIIA CODiE Awards, visit www.siia.net/codies.