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Istation Instruction Aligns to WIDA Prime V2 Correlations for English Learners

DALLAS, Oct. 4, 2022 -- Istation, a leader in educational technology, has recently been WIDA PRIME V2 certified for instructional materials in reading and mathematics for pre-K through 8th grade.


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Istation gains K-3 Diagnostic and Universal Dyslexia Screener Approval in Ohio

DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2022 -- Istation, a leader in educational technology, has been selected by the Ohio Department of Education as one of four approved combination K-3 diagnostic and universal dyslexia screeners.


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Polish Ministry of Education and Science signs MOU with Istation

DALLAS, Sept. 8, 2022 -- Istation, a leader in educational technology, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Poland's Ministry of Education and Science to provide its digital reading and math curriculum to students in Poland.


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Istation Empowers Educators with clear visibility into student growth

DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2022 -- Istation, a leader in educational technology, is empowering educators with data that provides more visibility into student growth.


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Evidence for ESSA Validates Istation's Reading Assessment

DALLAS, Aug. 2, 2022 -- Recently, Evidence for ESSA validated Istation's reading assessment meeting Tier 2 ESSA evidence standards (www.evidenceforessa.org). This designation supports a wide range of independent research studies that show Istation as a proven-to-work tool to improve learning outcomes.


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Istation Modernizes Learning with New Student Experience

DALLAS, July 29, 2022 -- Istation, a leader in educational technology, is powering educational innovation with the launch of its new student experience. Designed to give students more ownership over their learning, Istation's digital experience provides more excitement, more engagement and more growth opportunities than ever before.


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New Research Shows Istation Reading Grows Student Achievement

DALLAS, June 2, 2022 -- New research from the University of Central Florida found that reading curriculum from Istation, a leader in educational technology, helped students in over eight southeastern school districts significantly achieve reading gains


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MetaMetrics and Istation Expand Partnership to Provide Educator Professional Development

DURHAM, N.C. and DALLAS, May 31, 2022 -- Istation, a leader in educational technology, and MetaMetrics®, developer of the Lexile® and Quantile® Frameworks, today announced an expanded partnership


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Istation Accelerates Literacy Gains for English Language Learners

DALLAS – April 19, 2022 – In partnership with a large urban school district in North Texas, Istation, a leader in educational technology, conducted new research that reveals Istation Lectura curriculum usage significantly increases English language proficiency for emergent bilingual students.


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Istation Launches new Educator Experience

DALLAS, March 28, 2022 – Designed to make teachers' lives easier through powerful data insights pushed to their fingertips


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Istation gains K-3 ISIP reading assessment approval in Nebraska

DALLAS, March 25, 2022 – Istation, a leader in educational technology, gained approval from the Nebraska Department of Education for the 2022-2023 school year for its kindergarten through 3rd grade ISIP reading assessments.


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Istation Math approved for Utah’s STEM Action Center K-12 software grant

March 9, 2022 — Istation, a leader in educational technology, gained approval from Utah’s STEM Action Center for the 2022-2023 K-12 Math Personalized Learning Software Grant.


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Istations’s ISIP Assessments Approved for CO-ELAT project

January 4, 2022 — The Colorado Department of Education tackles learning difficulties with Istation


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Istation’s ISIP Math Approved as Numeracy Screener in South Carolina

DALLAS, Sept. 13, 2021 –– Istation, a leader in educational technology, gained numeracy screening approval for Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) Math assessment.


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Istation Gains K-12 Online Adaptive Interventions Contract Approval in Philadelphia

DALLAS – July 26, 2021 – Istation, a leader in educational technology, gained K-12 approval for online adaptive interventions and online courses by The School District of Philadelphia.


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Istation Empowers Educators to Return to the Classroom with more Ease, Flexibility and Support

DALLAS – July 22, 2021 – Just in time for back to school, Istation, a leader in educational technology, is launching a series of cutting-edge product features designed to drive classroom innovation and efficiency, and help schools and districts achieve powerful student growth.


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Istation Gains Dyslexia Screening Assessment Approval in Oklahoma

July 6, 2021 – Istation’s ISIP™ unanimously approved for dyslexia screening


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Istation Gains Approval in DISD After-school Program to Combat Learning Loss

DALLAS – June 28, 2021 – Istation, a leader in educational technology, has been approved for the Dallas ISD out-of-school time (OST) program.


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Istation Gains Dyslexia Screening Assessment Approval in Oklahoma

DALLAS, June 9, 2021 — Istation, a leader in educational technology, gained K-3 dyslexia screening approval for Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP) assessment in Oklahoma.


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Istation Recognized for Student Engagement Innovation in 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Award

DALLAS, June 9, 2021 – Prestigious awards program recognizes outstanding educational technology products and companies


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New Research From Istation and Johns Hopkins University Reveals Reading Growth Gains for Students Using Educational Technology

May 18, 2021 – Use of Early Reading (ISIP ER) and Advanced Reading (ISIP AR) Istation technology shows student reading improvement in comparison to non-Istation users


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Istation’s ISIP Early Reading (ISIP ER) Gains K-2 MTSS Approval in South Carolina

DALLAS – May 19, 2021 Istation, a leader in educational technology, gained K-2 Multi-Tiered System Support (MTSS) approval for Istation’s Indicators of Progress Early Reading (ISIP™ ER) in South Carolina.


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New Research Study Links Blended Learning to Student Achievement

DALLAS – April 21, 2021 – New research shows that Istation lessens pandemic-related learning loss. Istation, a leader in educational technology, released original research in partnership with Southern Methodist University (SMU) investigating students’ learning loss in reading and math due to the COVID-19 pandemic school closures.


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New Mexico Public Education Department Approves Istation Reading and Lectura

DALLAS – April 1st, 2021 – Istation, a leader in educational technology, has been vetted and selected by the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) to be added to the state’s High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) Marketplace List for K-2 Structured Literacy


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Istation's oral reading fluency assessment wins 'Top Ed Tech Products of 2020' award by District Administration

DALLAS, March 11, 2021 – Awards recognize the newest, most innovative technology solutions for K-12 education


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Mesa Public Schools and S.A.V.E. members select Istation Reading and Istation Math

DALLAS – Istation, a leader in educational technology, has been vetted and selected as a supplemental educational resource by Mesa Public Schools and the Strategic Alliance for Volume Expenditures (S.A.V.E.) consortium.


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Colorado approves Istation Español in READ Act Advisory List

October 29, 2020 – Istation, a leader in educational technology, has been vetted and approved for inclusion on Colorado's Advisory List of Instructional Programming, which provides districts and schools with a choice of literacy programs that serve to enhance teacher quality and upgrade capacity.


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Istation approved by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide early literacy screening assessments

September 9, 2020 – Istation, a leader in educational technology, has been vetted and approved to provide screening assessments for Massachusetts schools in the 2020-2021 school year.


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Istation named Best Learning Analytics Solution for 2020 by EdTech Digest

DALLAS, August 31, 2020 – Istation, a leader in educational technology, has earned the Learning Analytics and Data Mining Solution of the Year award in The EdTech Awards 2020.


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South Carolina approves Istation Math to support students' math proficiency statewide

July 22, 2020 – Istation has been vetted and approved to distribute instructional materials to be used in South Carolina public schools for K-5 math.


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Istation launches new video series to combat students' learning loss from 'COVID-19 Slide'

June 30, 2020 – Istation, in partnership with Tackle Tomorrow, is launching Istation Reads, an online reading series created to combat children's learning regression that happens when students spend months away from school and regular reading practice.


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Istation recognized for online learning innovation with 2020 EdTech Breakthrough Award

DALLAS, June 24, 2020 — EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market, announced that Istation is the winner of the "Online Learning Innovation Award" in the second annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program.


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Colorado Includes Istation Reading in READ Act Advisory List

DALLAS, June 18, 2020 — Istationhas been vetted and approved for inclusion on Colorado's Advisory List of Instructional Programming.


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Istation approved by Alabama State Department of Education

DALLAS, May 21, 2020 — Istation has been vetted and approved by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) as a valid and reliable screening, formative and diagnostic assessment program for reading and math in kindergarten through third grade.


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Istation Meets Kansas Dyslexia Screening Requirements

DALLAS, May 21, 2020 — Istation meets the requirements from the state of Kansas to assess and identify dyslexia and other learning difficulties for early-screening purposes using Istation's Indicators of Progress Early Reading (ISIP™ ER).


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Istation launches Red Cape Classroom series during school closures

DALLAS, March 31, 2020 — In response to school closures caused by COVID-19, Istation, a leading educational technology company, has launched a new video series, "Red Cape Classroom," on the Istation Facebook page.


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Istation Reading receives further endorsement from Council of Administrators of Special Education

DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2020 — Official re-endorsement from the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), an internationally recognized education organization affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).


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Istation Sponsors Major Speakers at 2019 ASCD Conference

Renowned educators Ron Clark and Stacy Stewart will discuss how to achieve student success

March 14, 2019 – As part of its participation in ASCD Empower19: The Conference for Every Educator, Istation is proud to sponsor the Saturday, March 16 general session presented by educator Ron Clark in Chicago.

Istation Español Takes Honors in EDDIE Awards

DALLAS, October 23, 2018 — Istation, a Dallas-based education technology company, has taken top honors for its Spanish language learning program in the 22nd annual Education Software Review Awards, also known as the EDDIE Awards.

Istation and Boulder Learning Collaborate on Oral Reading and Listening Program

DALLAS, August 06, 2018 — Istation, a Dallas-based education technology company, is working with Boulder Learning, Inc. to measure how accurately, fluently and expressively students can read grade-level texts aloud.

Istation Lectura Featured at International Literacy Association Annual Conference

DALLAS, July 17, 2018 — Viviana Hall, a national education consultant with the Dallas-based education technology company Istation, will be among the presenters at the International Literacy Association 2018 Conference this weekend (July 20-23) in Austin, Texas.

Istation approved to provide reading assessments to Oklahoma school districts

DALLAS, July 09, 2018 — The Oklahoma State Board has approved Istation for the Reading Sufficiency Act. Istation’s monthly assessment will be available to Oklahoma educators as a means to screen students for reading failure.

Study Shows Istation Assessment Predicts Virginia Reading Test Outcomes

DALLAS, June 13, 2018 — Istation, a Dallas-based leading provider of educational technology, reports that a study conducted by a Southern Methodist University professor shows that Istation assessments can reliably predict student performance on the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) English Reading tests.

Istation fights “summer slide” with e-book, awareness

DALLAS, May 21, 2018 — With summer vacation fast approaching, many parents and teachers are concerned about “summer slide,” the documented regression in reading skills that happens when students spend summer months away from school and regular reading practice.

Istation Names Ossa Fisher Chief Operating Officer

DALLAS, May 1, 2018 — Richard H. Collins, chairman and chief executive officer of Dallas-based education technology company Istation, announced Ossa Fisher as the company’s new chief operating officer.

Istation Wins a BESSIE Award 6th Year in a Row

DALLAS, April 12, 2018 — Istation, a Dallas-based leading provider of educational technology, won the BESSIE Award for best Academic Management Website in the Teacher Tools category in The ComputEd Gazette’s 2018 Best Educational Software Awards.

Istation Assessment Predicts Achievement Levels on Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)

DALLAS, January 18, 2018 — Istation, a Dallas-based leading provider of educational technology, reports that a study conducted by the Morgridge International Reading Center (MIRC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) shows that student results on Istation assessments can predict performance on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).

Virginia Department of Education Approves Istation

DALLAS, January 18, 2018 — Istation, an industry leader in educational technology, announced today that the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has awarded Istation a contract to offer local school districts its Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) assessments through November 2019.