DALLAS – July 10, 2021 – Istation, a leader in educational technology, gained K-12 approval for online adaptive interventions and online courses by The School District of Philadelphia. The district selected Istation’s supplemental adaptive programs based on multiple criteria such as evidence of effectiveness, alignment with state standards, and personalized learning for each student. Starting in July, Istation Reading’s instructional resources and assessments are available for teachers and students in Philadelphia until 2024.
Powered by the science of reading, Istation’s reading assessments and instructional resources for pre-K through eighth grade cover the National Reading Panel’s “Big Five” foundational essentials: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. Schools get the support they need to improve foundational reading and growth with assessments that provide actionable and insightful data that measure these skills and many others.
Students take a computer-adaptive assessment, known as Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP™), which measures overall proficiency and abilities. Istation uses student progress and assessment data to create personalized data profiles with relevant information on students’ progress. These instantaneous and customizable reports include both graphical and contextual analyses for each student. Teachers can use this data to plan and differentiate instruction, provide necessary interventions and discover students who may be at risk for learning disabilities.
“We are proud to be recognized as a comprehensive educational technology that provides multiple tiers of support to students and educators” said Istation President and Chief Operating Officer Ossa Fisher. “Istation is excited to support classrooms across Philadelphia with research-driven programs and instruction that empowers students and teachers.”
Learn how Istation Reading serves as an effective academic intervention tool to address the personalized needs of each student by providing teachers with invaluable insights to help students prosper.
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. Winner of several 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 over 4 million students throughout the United States and in several other countries