DALLAS, March 14, 2016 — Istation announces it has executed a contract with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as part of the Texas SUCCESS program under the Student Success Initiative. The contract period is from March 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017.
Texas SUCCESS will provide free and unlimited access, both at school and at home, to Istation Reading (grades 3–5) and Istation Español (grade 3) for all students in public schools and open enrollment charter schools in Texas. Additionally, several regional trainings and Webinars will be provided by Istation as part of the initiative. These Istation programs and services are available immediately.
“Istation is honored to continue its relationship with Texas educators and students,” said Sandra Thomas, Istation President and COO. “Over the last several years, we have worked together to make a positive impact on learning outcomes. We are excited this year to be able to add our Spanish reading program for grade 3 students and to help make a difference in the lives of all Texas students.”
Istation was previously awarded a three-year contract with the TEA and was available via Texas SUCCESS during the 2013-2015 school years. Research conducted within the state shows that Istation improves overall reading growth. The research shows that students who use Istation Reading demonstrate greater gains in overall reading ability than their peers who do not use Istation. Additionally, students who use Istation Home exhibit greater growth than students who exclusively use Istation at school.
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Istation is an award-winning comprehensive e-learning program used by more than four million students across the world. Known for its accurate assessments, engaging curriculum and trusted teacher tools, Istation helps students in prekindergarten-12th grade achieve academic growth. Istation's computer-adaptive assessments (known as ISIP™) immediately place students on personalized instructional paths unique to their needs. An animated, game-like interface effectively engages students so well, they don't even realize they're being evaluated. Along with its highly interactive digital curriculum, Istation provides teachers with access to thousands of lessons perfect for instructing small groups or an entire class. Comprehensive progress reports are also immediately available for educators, administrators and parents. Istation offers its ISIP assessment in Early Reading, Advanced Reading, Reading en Español and Math. Istation instruction is available in Reading, Reading en Español and Math.