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/
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.