SOURCE: Istation


August 04, 2016 15:15 ET

Texas Education Agency Extends Contract With Istation for 2016-2017 School Year

Texas SUCCESS Will Continue to Provide Free Istation Access for Texas' Grade 3-5 Students, With the Addition of Spanish Instruction

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - August 04, 2016) - Texas SUCCESS will provide free and unlimited access, both at school and at home, to Istation Reading (grades 3-5) and Istation Reading en Español (grade 3) for all students in public schools and open-enrollment charter schools in Texas.

Participating students will have access to the program both at school and at home. Additionally, Istation will provide 40 regional trainings and multiple webinars as part of the initiative. These Istation programs and services will be available via Texas SUCCESS until August 31, 2017.

"We are honored to continue our relationship with Texas educators and students through the SUCCESS initiative," said Richard H. Collins, Istation's Chairman and CEO. "We are especially excited this year to be able to add our Spanish reading program for grade 3, and we are looking forward to deepening our relationships and impact in the state."

Istation was previously awarded a three-year contract with the TEA, and its program was made available via Texas SUCCESS during the 2013-2015 school years. Research conducted within the state shows that Istation improves overall reading growth: students who used Istation Reading demonstrated greater gains in overall reading ability than their peers who did not use Istation. Additionally, students who used Istation Home exhibited greater growth than students who exclusively used Istation at school.

Istation's computer-based format is interactive, engaging and fun. The comprehensive library of support materials makes every minute of teaching and learning more effective. Easy-to-use components also work together to provide every student with the individualized instruction he or she needs for continual achievement.

To get started with Istation through Texas SUCCESS, please click here.

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.

About Texas Education Agency
The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education. It is headed by the commissioner of education. The mission of TEA is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.

About Texas SUCCESS
The Texas SUCCESS Initiative provides state-funded access to interactive mathematics and reading programs for Texas students in grades 3-8, Algebra I, and English I & II. These computer-based programs meet students at their skill levels and, most importantly, encourage and enable progress and achievement as students move through the instructional activities. Additionally, these programs are scientifically validated and research-based, targeting student growth in mathematics and reading.

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