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Istation Reading en Español Improves Overall Spanish Reading Growth for Pre-K-Third Grade Students, Study Confirms

by Cecilia Chard on January 2, 2015

Students show greater gains after spending more time with Istation’s Spanish curriculum.

Students in pre-K through third grade who use Istation Reading en Español curriculum demonstrate greater gains in overall Spanish reading ability than their peers who do not use Istation, according to a nationwide Spanish literacy growth study conducted by Southern Methodist University during the 2013-14 school year.

Researchers collected data from more than 60,000 prekindergarten through third grade students to find evidence of Istation Reading en Español’s impact on student development. The study compares beginning of year (BOY) and end of year (EOY) results on Istation’s Indicators of Progress Spanish (ISIP™ Español)assessments of students who used Istation’s Spanish curriculum to the results of those who did not, and it  confirms that the Istation program makes a significant impact on overall Spanish reading ability.

By comparing the ISIP™ Español assessment results of students who used Istation’s Reading en Español curriculum frequently to the results of those who used the program less frequently, the study also shows that those who spend more time with Istation Reading en Español curriculum show greater growth in overall Spanish reading ability than those who spend less time with the curriculum. Further, the study demonstrates that, with a sufficient amount of Istation Reading en Español curriculum usage, students at risk for reading failure make even greater gains than those reading at grade level.

Based on their findings, researchers concluded that “the more students spend time on Istation Reading en Español curriculum, the more students will grow and show gains in their Spanish literacy skills.” 

Istation Reading en Español curriculum was designed and developed using scientifically-based reading research, specifically in the skills most predictive of future reading success. Using the assessment and intervention resources together allows teachers to identify student weaknesses and provide data-informed instruction specific to each student’s needs.

Topics: Closing the Achievement Gap, Curriculum Updates

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