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Istation Reading Improves Overall Reading Growth for 1st-8th Grade Students, Study Confirms

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Texas students show greater gains after spending more time with Istation curriculum

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students in grades 1 through 8 demonstrate greater gains in overall reading ability with Istation curriculum than their peers who do not use Istation, according to a statewide literacy growth study conducted by Southern Methodist University during the 2013-14 school year.

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The study collected data from more than 350,000 Texas students in grades 1 through 8 to determine Istation Reading's impact on student development. Results provide evidence of reading growth among students using Istation Reading in grades 1 through 8 across the state of Texas. Comparing beginning of year (BOY), middle of year (MOY) and end of year (EOY) results on the Istation's Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) assessments between students who used Istation curriculum and those who did not, researchers confirm that the program has a significant impact on overall reading ability.

By comparing the number of minutes students use Istation curriculum, the study also shows that those who spend more time with Istation Reading curriculum show greater growth in overall reading ability than those who spend less time on the curriculum. Further, students at risk for reading failure make even greater gains with a sufficient amount of Istation Reading curriculum usage compared to those reading at grade level.

Based on their findings, the researchers believe that "if campuses properly implement the ISIP Early Reading and ISIP Advanced Reading assessments and Istation curriculum, students will experience growth in reading skills."

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

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Istation is a leading provider of richly animated and interactive computer-adaptive assessments (known as Istation's Indicators of Progress, ISIP™), differentiated computer-delivered intervention programs, teacher resources, Lexile® leveled online books, instant data reporting and customer support, as well as professional development for use by educators and students in grades pre-K through 12. Istation's products are standards- and research-based, facilitating response to intervention, personalized and differentiated instruction and progress monitoring. The company's products are delivered via the Internet and Web. Istation's suite of products includes computer-adaptive assessments (ISIP) for reading, Spanish and math and an interactive, differentiated, computerized reading intervention program with interdisciplinary studies and content in the areas of science, social studies and writing. Istation is a subscription-based service currently used by nearly four million students in 38 states and six countries. Company information is available at www.istation.com or by email at pr@istation.com. You may also contact Kevin Sharpe at 972-715-3828 for more information.

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