SOURCE: Istation


November 08, 2016 16:00 ET

Florida Department of Education Approves Istation as Alternate Test for Third Grade Promotion

Istation is now approved as an alternate assessment for third grade promotion in the state of Florida

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - November 08, 2016) - The Florida Department of Education announced Thursday that Istation has been approved as an accepted alternate assessment for determining third grade promotion. The Florida Department of Education requires that providers meet the following guidelines to be approved as alternative assessments:

  • They must demonstrate both reliability and validity.
  • They must have completed norming studies, preferably within the last five years.
  • They must measure grade 3 achievement in reading comprehension.

"We are delighted that we can help provide a strong alternative for school districts in Florida to help identify students who qualify for third grade promotion. We believe in helping students achieve their full potential, and we are excited to deepen our partnerships with schools and districts who help accomplish this broad mission," said Richard H. Collins, Istation Chairman and CEO.

Istation assessments take less time away from instruction since teachers do not administer the assessment individually. An entire class can be assessed in all reading measures in 30-40 minutes in a computer lab setting. Individually, the subtests range from approximately 3-10 minutes. Instant scoring results and a wealth of reports are available, including Lexile measures.

Florida students would have to pass at the 50th percentile or higher on Istation assessments to qualify for promotion, according to the DOE.

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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 through 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 that they don't even know 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. Students can also use their Istation subscriptions at home. Since its founding in 1998, Dallas-based Istation has seen tremendous growth. The company's animated program is now helping students in 44 states and four countries learn and grow.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact
    Rachel Vitemb
    Istation's Digital Content Lead
    214-237-9300 ext: 3900