Istation has been awarded a statewide contract with the Idaho State Department of Education. Under the terms of the agreement, Istation will provide its formative assessment (known as ISIP™) to Idaho district and charter school students in kindergarten through third grade.
Istation’s ISIP provides reliable data with frequent, age-appropriate measurement for students. While adjusting to each student’s reading ability, the interactive assessment keeps developing readers engaged and provides educators with the data they need to help students grow.
“We are honored to be chosen as a partner with Idaho public schools,” said Istation Chairman and CEO Richard H. Collins. “Students and teachers across Idaho will now have access to technology that can assist teachers and help all students enhance their reading proficiency.”
Istation will be part of the Idaho Reading Initiative (IRI). The IRI is designed to ensure that all children in the state of Idaho will master the skills they need to become successful readers.
An entire class can be assessed in all measures in 30–40 minutes in a computer lab setting. Individually, the subtests range from approximately 3–10 minutes. Instant scoring results and a wealth of reports are available, including Lexile measures. Over 2,500 teacher-directed lessons are available to support teachers with targeted instruction in reading.
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About Idaho State Department of Education (SDE)
The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) is a government agency supporting schools and students. The agency is responsible for implementing policies, distributing funds, administering statewide assessments, licensing educators, and providing accountability data. Idaho SDE delivers leadership, expertise, research, and technical assistance to school districts and schools to promote the academic success of students.
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 several countries.