DALLAS, April 12, 2016 — Istation earns prestigious education industry recognition

2016 SIIA CODiE Awards

Istation, an award-winning comprehensive e-learning program, today announced that it was named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards in two categories: Best Student Assessment Solution and Best Pre-K/Early Childhood Learning Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology.

Istation was named as one of the 160 finalists across 29 education technology categories.

Winners will be announced during a virtual award ceremony on May 18. The top honor of best overall educational product will be presented at the Education Industry Symposium, the nation’s leading education technology conference, in Denver July 26. The announcement will take place during a special celebration party and dinner.

“We are honored to be considered by SIIA for each of these prestigious awards. Istation values SIIA’s mission to inform and protect public interest in relation to educational technology options. We continue to work diligently to produce programs, content, and curriculum that will enrich and empower educators and students,” said Richard Collins, Istation Chairman and CEO.

With Istation, students are immersed in lessons cleverly disguised through the use of animation and game-like interactions. Istation blends explicit, direct and systematic instruction with pure, unintimidating fun, perfect for both early and advanced learners.

Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) assessments are computer adaptive and provide reliable data with frequent, age-appropriate measurements for students in pre-K through 8th grade. Istation’s adaptive curriculum adjusts to each student’s ability, creating a personalized learning path based on his or her actual ability level. ISIP assessments also generate reports for teachers that pinpoint exactly where each student has room to grow and provide educators with the necessary data to construct individual measurable goals for students.

“We are honored to be considered by SIIA for each of these prestigious awards. Istation values SIIA’s mission to inform and protect public interest in relation to educational technology options. We continue to work diligently to produce programs, content, and curriculum that will enrich and empower educators and students,” said Richard Collins, Istation Chairman and CEO.

“Every year the list of CODiE finalists is a case study of how the ed tech industry is using new technologies in combination with knowledge about how people learn to respond to customer needs. They’re opening doors for learners of all ages.” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of ETIN.

Details about each finalist are listed at .

To learn more about Istation and its unique assessments and relevance in early education classrooms, visit us at http://info.istation.com/codie-2016.

About SIIA
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit siia.net.

About ETIN ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for 200+ companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit siia.net/etin.

About Istation

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.