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Assessment and the Big Five

When educators at Jefferson Elementary School in Jerome, Idaho, wanted to improve overall reading success for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade, they decided to focus on the data Istation provided for one component of the Big Five: vocabulary.

The Big Five Approach to Effective Reading Instruction

Research shows that focusing on the “Big Five” is an effective and critical approach to teaching reading. We explored the history of this approach in an earlier post, discussing why it’s effective to build on reading skills for the best foundation.

District of Distinction: Using Data for Decision-Making

Istation is excited to be a platinum sponsor of District Administration’s Districts of Distinction program and highlight the honorees in the data-driven decision-making category.

The History of The Big Five

A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that students with proficient literacy skills accomplish more throughout their life in terms of graduating high school, pursuing higher education, and obtaining meaningful work.

Istation Narrows the Gap for At-Risk Readers, Study Shows

A recent study shows Istation “to be an effective tool to contribute to students’ improved academic reading achievement,” and using the Istation curriculum helps narrow achievement gaps.

District Rewarded for Rapid Growth Using Istation

The Washington State Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction have recognized Brinnon School District for student progress and outstanding growth! It is the only school district in the Jefferson County area to receive this award for their academic achievements.