A new research study from University of Central Florida shows that Istation’s reading assessment can predict Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts (FSA-ELA) statewide examination scores.
DALLAS, January 18, 2018 — Istation, a Dallas-based leading provider of educational technology, reports that a study conducted by the Morgridge International Reading Center (MIRC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) shows that student results on Istation assessments can predict performance on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).
The research compared Istation’s Indicators of Progress for Early Reading (ISIPTM ER) data and FSA scores in the state of Florida during the 2016-2017 school year. Reading test data was used for third graders across five public school districts. The study found very strong correlations between ISIP ER and FSA test scores across achievement levels. The study also provides the ISIP cut scores needed to predict the achievement level on the FSA.
“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 FSA achievement levels.”
For a full copy of the research, please visit www.istation.com/Studies.
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.
About Morgridge International Reading Center at the University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida was honored with a significant major gift from the Morgridge Family Foundation to establish the Morgridge International Reading Center at the university's College of Education and Human Performance. The Morgridge International Reading Center is a dynamic complex for the free exchange of ideas and information to improve literacy acquisition and instruction. Our main goal is to advance literacy through communication, collaboration, learning, and research.