Learn how you can use Istation at home along side your child's teachers to help boost growth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Customers using an iPad to access Istation should continue using the downloaded application from the Apple App Store.
To install Istation, access the Apple Store below.
In the event that the school's internet connection is lost, Istation will continue to function normally and will synchronize with our servers when the internet connection is restored.
Since Istation is delivered through the internet, we transparently provide enhancements without a service call.
ISIP At Home
Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) assessment helps teachers assess student progress and personalize instruction in reading, math, and Spanish literacy. When enabled by a school or district, educators may have the ability to assess students remotely. Istation Reading subscriptions may includeISIP Oral Reading Fluencyfor K-5 students.
For students with access to ISIP at Home:
each ISIP is computer-adaptive and lasts approximately 20-30 minutes
testing environments should be quiet and free of distractions
scratch paper is helpful (and permitted) while taking ISIP Math
assessments are automated - students are prompted at first login each calendar month
students may also receive on-demand assessments from teachers
assessment availability is based on school/district subscriptions and managed settings
For the most accurate and effective Istation experience, encourage students to do their best while resisting the urge to help! The assessment will make adjustments as a student responds to accurately measure the student’s instructional needs and overall academic progress.
Find tips for administering ISIP at Home here:
Remote Assessment Guide for Parents and Caregivers (Power Path View)EnglishSpanish
District and School Recommendations for ISIP Administration in a Remote Environment (Power Path View)EnglishSpanish
For schools and districts subscribed to Istation instruction, students are seamlessly placed into interactive lessons and activities based on their ISIP results and overall monthly progress. Availability depends on the student’s school or district subscription. When available, students may have access to some or all of the following:
personalized instructional paths in reading, math, or Spanish literacy
interactive books (Library)
writing practice (Writing Rules)
student-selected activities (Ipractice)
extra activities assigned by the teacher (Assignments)
Parent Guide: How to Use Ipractice Effectively (login required)EnglishSpanish
This new parent guide includes snapshots of critical skills covered across products, detailed tables of all activities available in Ipractice (with grade bands and activity times) and aligned Parent Portal resources, and video links to webinars demonstrating how to support learning at home.
Parent Portal Intro & Login Tutorial
Parent Portal: Beyond the Login
Istation’s Parent Portal includes a variety of resources to reinforce children’s learning at home.
Dedicate a space in your house for your child's 'classroom'. Choose a quiet, peaceful location that is well lit and free of distractions.
Create a routine: Routines can give children a sense of organization, stability, and comfort. But they also have a major impact on learning. Here is a sample schedule that can be used for incorporating Istation at home:
Istation, in partnership with Tackle Tomorrow, launched this online reading series to provide children and families the opportunity to learn and listen together. Celebrities read short stories aloud, and each story is accompanied by comprehension questions and discussion to ensure students learn and apply reading skills and strategies. This series is appropriate for all levels of readers. Access the Istation Reads serieson Youtube now.
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