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DALLAS, July 31, 2017 — Idaho Schools to Receive Free Access to Istation’s Computer-Adaptive Formative Assessment in Early Reading

Istation, a leader in educational technology, has been awarded a statewide contract with the Idaho State Department of Education. Under the terms of the agreement, Istation will provide its formative assessment (known as ISIP™) to Idaho district and charter school students in kindergarten through third grade.

Istation’s ISIP provides reliable data with frequent, age-appropriate measurement for students. While adjusting to each student’s reading ability, the interactive assessment keeps developing readers engaged and provides educators with the data they need to help students grow.

“We are honored to be chosen as a partner with Idaho public schools,” said Istation Chairman and CEO Richard H. Collins. “Students and teachers across Idaho will now have access to technology that can assist teachers and help all students enhance their reading proficiency.”

Istation will be part of the Idaho Reading Initiative (IRI). The IRI is designed to ensure that all children in the state of Idaho will master the skills they need to become successful readers.

An entire class can be assessed in all measures in 30–40 minutes in a computer lab setting. Individually, the subtests range from approximately 3–10 minutes. Instant scoring results and a wealth of reports are available, including Lexile measures. Over 2,500 teacher-directed lessons are available to support teachers with targeted instruction in reading.

For more information, please visit https://www.sde.idaho.gov/assessment/iri/

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.