When it comes to literacy and technology, here’s a cool tool every educator should know: Istation Reading. The developers of this solution have thought of everything.
The platform provides engaging assessments and instruction that cover the National Reading Panel’s “Big Five” foundational essentials for students in grades pre-K through 8. Students are assessed with Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) in approximately 30 minutes. Based on the results, students are seamlessly placed in their own interactive online instructional path.
Struggling students are routed through reteach lessons, and teachers are given instant reports to monitor student progress. Reports are designed to direct teachers in providing specific skills-based practice, small-group lessons, and individual, targeted reading interventions.
As students progress through Istation’s adaptive instruction, they engage with a variety of texts across genres, with increasing complexity. Students encounter activities covering a large variety of skills, such as phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing rules.
Istation Reading provides research-based instruction and practice, ongoing progress-monitoring assessments, and engaging multimedia and teaching techniques that maximize opportunities to learn, practice, and review skills.
Plus, their ISIP Oral Reading Fluency digital assessment for grades K through 5 combines over three decades of educational research with more than a decade of technical development and data to provide schools with the latest voice recognition and recording technology through a partnership with Boulder Learning, Inc. Learn more.