DALLAS, March 28, 2016 — Istation is pleased to announce that the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) in conjunction with the Colorado READ Act has named Istation an approved intervention program. This news follows the previous approval of Istation as an approved supplemental program.
Passed in 2012, the Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act) focuses on kindergarten through 3rd grade literacy and assessment as well as on students with a significant reading deficiency. Intervention programs, as selected by the CDE, must meet the needs of students who are lagging behind their peers in the development of critical reading skills. Meeting these needs, Istation is a learning system that adapts and individualizes learning content for each student.
Responding to the news, Istation’s President Sandra Thomas said, “We are pleased to be on the approval lists for both intervention programs and supplemental programs in Colorado. We look forward to working with educators in the state to meet the needs of students and make a collective impact on education.”
Istation works cohesively with core curriculum requirements; develops language skills for early and advanced readers in English and Spanish; identifies the need for and guides educators through student interventions; employs a team of experienced educators who offer robust professional development and strengthens the school-to-home connection by offering the program at both a student’s school and home.
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. Istation was named one of 2019’s “EdTech 1000: Companies Transforming Education” by EdTech Digest, and has received numerous 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 more than 4 million students throughout the United States and in several other countries. The company celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018.