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Istation

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Computer-adaptive assessments, instruction and more

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Istation review by Richard S.
Richard S.
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"Fun Program with Easy Administration"

What do you like best?

I serve as the main technical administrator for this program and overall, the configuration works well. Both eh Chrome and iPad apps are designed for ease of use and straightforward administration. Also helpful to be able to define allowable public IP range to prevent unauthorized testing.

What do you dislike?

Roster creation could be easier. Many similar systems have a direct sync system with a SIS but this one has to be done manually via upload.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Has a great grade level feel, tech administration is easy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This program is mandated at a state level for measuring reading levels for our K-3 students. We did not participate in the actual selection but overall it seems to be an improvement. The versatility of the application is the best feature. We are currently working towards allowing our Kindergarten and 1st grade students the ability to test on iPads because keyboarding is too advanced for them. It's a nice "game" type interface that engages students. I don't have a gauge of the usefulness of the data because my role is elsewhere.

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Istation review by Millicent P.
Millicent P.
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"Fun & Easy to Use for Students"

What do you like best?

I like that it is individual student based, meets each child where they are, and progresses at their pace.I especially love that keeps regular data in student progress. The children seem to enjoy using the program.

What do you dislike?

Some of the data doesn't easily correlate to the other student growth measures that we use in the school However, there is a chart provided by the system that helps to translate and compare data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should consider purchasing the corresponding I-Station math program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using this program for Response to Intervention at the Tier 2 and Tier 3 levels. We have seen student growth across primary grade levels.

What Assessment solution do you use?

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Istation review by Lois B.
Lois B.
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"Tool for reading intervention "

What do you like best?

I like that it is very simple to follow and that kids can easily navigate the system. Most of the games were engaging for middle school and under.

What do you dislike?

Because the material was not frequently updated, students repeated many lessons. Teachers used this tool to kill time versus remediation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

More so for elementary and lower middle school. Teacher usage most be monitored to ensure it is being used effectively.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

They are no business issues, just personal implementation issues. Due to the implementation issue, we have discontinued the use of the program.

Istation review by User in Education Management
User in Education Management
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"Great when used like it is intended to be used."

What do you like best?

That is interactive for the kids to do.

What do you dislike?

Our district believes it is the solveall

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it like it is intended. Don't just do the ISIP test and never have your kids get in again until the next month. Have them work on it for the allotted time and encourage parents to use it at home too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It shows that some of our kids are more than capable to read but choose not to. That it does help my low of the low babies.

Istation review by Administrator in Education Management
Administrator in Education Management
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"IStation"

What do you like best?

I like the assessment components that provide a variety of data points on student reading instruction needs.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the lack of rigor that is provided in the instruction for grades 3-5. It is a better tool for basic reading difficulties but not for STAAR (state assessment) related instruction or practice in my opinion.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This program is used to provide assessments to students and identify areas of reading difficulties for their teachers.

Istation review by Administrator in Education Management
Administrator in Education Management
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"Istation for data"

What do you like best?

I like that istation automatically tiers each child

What do you dislike?

The tier is based off one test instead of continuos progress

Recommendations to others considering the product

Test at least once a month to collect data but allow students other time on it to practice

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Istation is good for collecting and analyzing data on student RLS abilities

Istation review by Consuelo S.
Consuelo S.
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"Great for analyzing student data!"

What do you like best?

Ease of data management makes analyzing it easier on me.

What do you dislike?

Not very user friendly needs more ease when switching thru options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving paper and time on testing all my students.

Istation review by Shun-Yung W.
Shun-Yung W.
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"a useful application to enhance reading comprehension"

What do you like best?

user friendly, even to students who are minors

What do you dislike?

Some questions may not be challenging enough to engage users - better design to detect users' level

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

enhance users' reading comprehension

Istation review by Administrator in Education Management
Administrator in Education Management
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"Not very effective "

What do you like best?

Quick assessment of a students knowledge and ability

What do you dislike?

Is not very accurate and doesn’t meet most students needs

Recommendations to others considering the product

Know your students and their needs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Student interventions and assessments

Istation review by Administrator
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"Great intervention for struggling readers"

What do you like best?

Intervention strategies for students that are struggling readers.

What do you dislike?

None at this time. It is a very useful product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Student achievement increase

Istation review by Consultant
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"Good Formative Reading Assessment"

What do you like best?

Interactive individualized way of assessing each student's level and areas for improvement.

What do you dislike?

Often misunderstood as summative test. Users should understand this is for pinpointing individual student's areas in need of improvement as well as charting progress across the academic year.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows for individualized assessment for teachers with large class load.

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