A New Research Study From Southern Methodist University Shows a Strong Correlation Between Istation's Reading Assessment Scores and Georgia Milestones' English Language Achievement Levels

DALLAS, September 12, 2016 (Marketwired) — Istation, a leading provider of e-learning solutions, reports a study linking student results on Istation assessments with achievement levels on the Georgia Milestones Assessment in English Language Arts for Levels 3 and 4.

The research, conducted by Southern Methodist University, compared Istation ISIP™ data and Georgia Milestones Assessment scores in the state of Georgia during the 2015-2016 school year. Reading test data was used from grades 3 through 6. The study found very strong correlations between ISIP and Georgia Milestones English language test scores across grade levels.

The study also provides the ISIP cut scores needed to predict the achievement level on the Georgia Milestones Assessment for Levels 3 and 4. The table below displays these cut scores:

“Istation understands the importance of providing teachers and administrators with actionable data to ensure ongoing progress-monitoring during and across academic years,” said Richard H. Collins, Istation Chairman and CEO. "It is great news that ISIP cut scores can now also be used to predict Georgia Milestones achievement levels.”

“We are pleased that Istation has achieved conformance certification for its e-learning program to the OneRoster v1.0 standard," said Mark Leuba, VP of Product Management. “Istation's support of openess is helping to grow the education technology ecosystem based on open standards.”

For a full copy of the research, please visit http://www.istation.com/Studies

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.