DALLAS – July 2, 2015 — Istation, also known as Imagination Station, announced today its selection for inclusion in Chicago Public Schools’ new education technology catalog.
The interactive catalog will serve as a one-stop shop for Chicago school leaders to learn about 74 district-approved vendors, including Istation. Used by more than four million students, Istation provides effective, highly engaging, computer-based assessments and personalized instruction in the content areas of reading, writing, Spanish and math. Istation’s learning programs are aligned to Illinois’ early elementary and late elementary state standards.
Finding effective software solutions can be a difficult task for principals because the education technology industry is constantly changing. Istation is a trusted tool on more than 8,200 school campuses because it works. Research shows that students who use Istation Reading and Reading en Español achieve greater growth in reading ability compared to non-users.
The CPS’ interim CEO said this catalog is one of the first of its kind for a large urban school district, and its purpose is to empower school leaders to make informed decisions. The catalog will not only list district-approved vendors but also provide CPS principals a platform to explore, discuss and purchase ed tech solutions to address specific needs on their campuses. The catalog is expected to launch this summer.
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.