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Welcome to the Istation Blog

3 Ways Technology Can Empower Students to Own Their Learning

Motivate Students to Take Ownership of Their Learning

More than ever, educators are integrating technology into the learning process. Technology is used in our classrooms to create projects, lead discussions, and track progress.

3 Ways Comprehensive Platforms Make Educators’ Lives Easier

Comprehensive Platforms Make Educators’ Lives Easier and Save Them Time

It is no secret that teachers everywhere are superheroes. They wear many hats in planning, using technology, differentiating instruction, grading, interpreting data, managing classroom behaviors, seeking professional development, and doing so much more. While the resilience and dedication of teachers are admirable, it doesn’t mean they should be overworked.

3 Benefits of Utilizing a Norm-Referenced Assessment Tool

Discover the Benefits of Utilizing Istation’s Assessments

It’s important for educators to utilize assessment tools that identify their students’ skill strengths and weaknesses. Norm-referenced, digital tools allow educators to assess students regularly while decreasing the chance for biases to influence results.

Discover Istation’s Newest Digital Assessment: ISIP™ Rapid Automatized Naming

Istation Launches ISIP™ Rapid Automatized Naming Digital Assessment

On September 1, 2021, Istation will begin standardizing its newest assessment, ISIP Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) for K-3 students in English and Spanish. Leveraging recording technology, this digital assessment makes it possible to quickly and easily measure students’ processing speed, an important early indicator for reading difficulties such as dyslexia.

3 Benefits of Utilizing a Flexible Assessment Configuration Tool

Discover the Benefits of Utilizing Istation’s ISIP Configuration Tool

It’s important for educators to have choices when it comes to administering student assessments. Assessment customization options ensure you are screening for automaticity and readiness before instructional planning can take place.

3 Reasons Why Web Applications Guarantee a More Reliable Experience

Learn Why You Are Guaranteed a More Reliable Experience with Web Applications

Reliable technology tools are a must in your schools. Students deserve a streamlined learning experience when using the programs you have invested in. Teachers need an all-in-one tool that won’t lose their students’ data due to internet connection issues. 

3 Benefits of Implementing Student Choice in Online Learning

Discover the Benefits of Implementing Student Choice in Online Learning

Educators are always looking for ways to engage their students in learning. They make their lessons meaningful by tapping into students’ interests or tying them back to what students already know. The best way to get students’ attention is by giving them more choice and agency over what they are learning.

Middle School Reading Updates for September

Discover What's New in Istation's Middle School Reading Instruction

Students placed into 6-8th grade reading content after taking ISIP™ Reading have access to both HumanEX and NexLevel, Istation’s middle school reading program. Our middle school reading content is designed to be inclusive with diverse characters and stories that are internationally and culturally sensitive. Read more about authentic learning for middle school students here.

New Spanish Version of Istation’s Student Summary Handout

Learn About Istation's Student Summary Handout in Spanish

The Student Summary Handout (SSH) has been enhanced and is now fully translated into Spanish (available when selected) for both ISIP™ Reading and ISIP Lectura. Key enhancements include:

Updates to the Istation Help Center

The Istation Help Center Gets an Update

The Istation Help Center has been updated with a new look and is organized for an improved user experience. Educators will see a fresh, clean design that offers a streamlined way to access articles on Istation reports, the assessment and instruction, teacher tools, website navigation, and more. Educators can search for a specific topic or browse topics by category.