Istation Reading and Istation Lectura are online learning programs designed to meet the needs of dual language learners.
Districts and schools use Istation to screen and differentiate instruction through personalized learning paths tailored to students' needs in both English and Spanish.
Educators also have access to English and Spanish digital lessons and one-on-one teaching strategies built to enrich small and whole-group dual language instruction.
A dual language learner is a student whose first language is not English. Typically they are being taught in a language other than their primary language.
Dual language learning generally starts in kindergarten or first grade, extends for at least five years, and may continue into middle school and high school.
When teaching a dual language learner it is important to build comprehensive literacy and fluency in more than one language.
According to the US Department of Education, dual language educational programs are a type of bilingual education in which students are taught literacy and content in two languages.
Research shows teaching a student in both languages enhances language development, fosters bilingualism, and builds literacy proficiency.
When considering a dual language online tool for your district or school, it is important to ensure the program offers monolingual instruction, where only one language is taught at a time.
Istation Reading and Lectura provide educators with authentic English and Spanish assessments. Research shows students improve literacy skills in their primary and secondary languages when these assessments are used together.
With Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) assessment and screener, educators can:
Istation Reading and Lectura offer districts and schools an online tool for dual language assessments and instruction in both Spanish and English.
Support dual-language students using the right tools.
Set biliterate students up for success with Istation.