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Your Summer Companion for Long-Term Success

Excitement is in the air: summer is nearly here! The semester is winding down, and educators, students, and parents are all making plans for the summer months.

New Updates for Istation Reading and Istation Reading en Español

We are pleased to announce new updates to Istation Reading and Istation Reading en Español. Available May 23, 2016, these updates include the following additions:

Free Access to Istation Reading Approved for Kansas in 2016-2017

We have wonderful news! Kansas students and educators will have free and unlimited access to Istation Reading for the 2016-2017 academic year. This announcement follows  a vote of approval by the Kansas State Department of Education and inclusion in Senate bill 249, which protects the K-12 education budget from cuts. This means all pre-K through 8th grade students at public schools in Kansas are eligible for Istation Reading and Istation Home throughout the academic year!

Forman Elementary Tours Istation’s ‘Amazing Operation’

On May 13, 2016, Istation welcomed 90 1st grade students from Forman Elementary to the company’s headquarters in Dallas for a tour. This group of young learners was a true delight. At Istation we were so impressed by their curious and attentive minds as well as their incredible manners. After the field trip, we received this e-mail from Forman Elementary:

Need a Good Way to Summarize Your Students’ End-of-Year Growth?

Did you know that Istation’s reports can offer immediate feedback and paint an accurate picture of the growth that a campus, class, or specific student has made? Use Istation's reports to summarize your students' EOY growth! 

Data Rivals: Implementing a District-Wide Istation Competition

Sarah Adams Morton knows a good idea when she sees one. She noticed a poster labeled “Istation War” in a school in Broward County, Florida. One of the classes had challenged others to a usage contest and had filled the war poster with messages explaining why the competition would be beneficial for all involved.

"Istation Convinced Me!"

Recently, Istation received this testimonial from Alma Jackson, an educator with 31 years of experience. 

Istation Approved in Ohio for Third Grade Reading Guarantee Diagnostic

We have great news! Istation has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education as a vendor for Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee program for the 2016-2017 school year. Istation was also recently approved as a vendor of reading assessment in Ohio schools for kindergarten through third grade. We are thrilled to be on both of these approval lists!

Counting on Math: The Importance of Ten

Istation is pleased to bring you Episode 2 of " Counting on Math."  This series is designed to help parents interpret the math language that their children are hearing, practicing, and being assessed on at school. This series will examine learning standards and math strategies that may be new and unfamiliar to those who learned more traditional methods.

Year One with Istation: A Grade 5 Teacher Reflects

Suzanne Woodard is a grade 5 teacher at Chanute Elementary School in Kansas. Still in her first year using Istation, Suzanne took a moment to reflect on how Istation has impacted her students’ learning, her teaching, and her classroom and shares her thoughts with us below.

“Intervention Groups Are More Effective with Istation!”

Recently, Istation received a message from Isabel Gutierrez, a 3rd grade teacher at Robert B. Green Elementary in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Gutierrez wanted to share how Istation is making a positive difference in her classroom. Here's what she had to say: