DALLAS, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IDG's Computerworld Honors Program announces istation.com as a 2012 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.
"What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology's role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations who have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations," said John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld.
"From our company's inception, istation's message has been: Technology can transform education. Using our proprietary software and system, we reach students who are at risk of failure, intervene as quickly as possible and assist teachers by putting hundreds of hours back into their classrooms. This is the mission and goal for everyone at istation," says Richard H. Collins, Chairman and CEO of istation. "We are honored to be named as a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate in the Training/Education category."
istation's highly interactive and animated computer adaptive assessments (known as ISIP, istation's Indicators of Progress) and intervention products are standards- and research-based and are targeted at students in PreK through 12th grade who are at-risk of failure and in need of intervention. The company's proprietary software engages students, provides highly interactive, animated and game-like assessments and intervention, while at the same time gathering every click of data so that educators are provided instant reports to make informed decisions. Real-time data reports, scripted lessons, computerized differentiated intervention, and personalized instruction quickly address the needs of each student. istation is the teacher's friend. An entire class can be assessed in approximately 30 minutes – putting hundreds of valuable teaching hours back into the classroom.
istation received the award in the Training/Education category along with 18 other Laureates. Finalists and the category winner will be announced in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 2012 at the Computerworld Honors Program Ceremony and Gala.
About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of pat Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.
istation is a leading provider of richly-animated and interactive computer adaptive assessments (known as ISIP, istation's Indicators of Progress), differentiated, computer-delivered intervention programs, teacher resources, lexile-leveled online books, instant data reporting, customer support and professional development for PreK-12 students and educators. istation's products are standards and research-based, facilitating response to intervention, personalized and differentiated instruction, and progress monitoring. The company's interactive products are delivered via the internet and web. istation's suite of products include computer adaptive assessments (ISIP) for math, English reading, and Spanish reading, as well as a computerized differentiated reading intervention program with interdisciplinary studies and content in the areas of science, social studies and writing. istation is a subscription-based service currently used by students in 37 states and 6 countries. istation is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Company information is available at http://www.istation.com or email to pr(at)istation(dot)com. Contact Tracey Roden at (972) 643-3465 for more information.