A New Research Study From Southern Methodist University Shows a Strong Correlation Between Istation's Reading Assessment Scores and Georgia Milestones' English Language Achievement Levels
DALLAS, September 12, 2016 (Marketwired) — Istation, a leading provider of e-learning solutions, reports a study linking student results on Istation assessments with achievement levels on the Georgia Milestones Assessment in English Language Arts for Levels 3 and 4.
The research, conducted by Southern Methodist University, compared Istation ISIP™ data and Georgia Milestones Assessment scores in the state of Georgia during the 2015-2016 school year. Reading test data was used from grades 3 through 6. The study found very strong correlations between ISIP and Georgia Milestones English language test scores across grade levels.
The study also provides the ISIP cut scores needed to predict the achievement level on the Georgia Milestones Assessment for Levels 3 and 4. The table below displays these cut scores:
“Istation understands the importance of providing teachers and administrators with actionable data to ensure ongoing progress-monitoring during and across academic years,” said Richard H. Collins, Istation Chairman and CEO. "It is great news that ISIP cut scores can now also be used to predict Georgia Milestones achievement levels.”
“We are pleased that Istation has achieved conformance certification for its e-learning program to the OneRoster v1.0 standard," said Mark Leuba, VP of Product Management. “Istation's support of openess is helping to grow the education technology ecosystem based on open standards.”
For a full copy of the research, please visit http://www.istation.com/Studies
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.