SOURCE: Istation


September 12, 2016 15:47 ET

Istation Assessments Predict Achievement Levels on Georgia Milestones Assessment

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, TX--(Marketwired - September 12, 2016) - 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."

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About Istation
Istation (aka Imagination Station) is an award-winning, comprehensive e-learning program used by more than four million students and educators around the world. Known for its accurate assessments, engaging curriculum, and trusted teacher tools, Istation helps students in prekindergarten through 8th grade achieve academic growth. Istation's computer-adaptive assessments (known as ISIP™) immediately place students on personalized instructional paths unique to their needs. And the animated, game-like interface engages students so effectively that they don't even realize they're being evaluated.Along with Istation's highly interactive digital curriculum, teachers also have access to a library of thousands of lessons perfect for instructing small groups or an entire class. Comprehensive reports are immediately available for educators, administrators, and parents. Istation offers its assessments and curriculum in reading, Spanish 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 learning program now helps students throughout the United States and several countries learn and grow.

About Georgia Milestones Assessment System
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment pro​gram spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade assessment in English Language Arts and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in science and social studies. High school students take an end-of-course assessment for each of the ten courses designated by the State Board of Education.

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