DALLAS, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Istation is the winner of two 2014 Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE) for both the Lower and Upper Elementary Reading categories, given by The ComputED Gazette.
This is the second year in a row Istation's Advanced Reading has been named the best Upper Elementary Reading program among titles worldwide. Istation Early Reading also won the 2014 BESSIE in the Lower Elementary Reading category.
The BESSIE, now in its twentieth year, recognizes innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers around the world.
"Istation's commitment to innovation and excellence in education pays off once again with honors such as the BESSIE," said Richard H. Collins, Istation's Chairman and CEO. "We strive to be a leader in education and help change lives by supporting educators and empowering students with all-in-one educational technology."
Istation Reading delivers computer-adaptive assessments and intervention programs designed to help all students reach their highest reading potential. Through engaging animation and storytelling, real-time data reporting and flexible teacher support materials, Istation provides teachers with powerful tools for individualized instruction, student motivation and continual classroom achievement.
Istation is a leading provider of richly animated and interactive computer-adaptive assessments (known as Istation's Indicators of Progress, ISIP™), differentiated computer-delivered intervention programs, teacher resources, Lexile® leveled online books, instant data reporting and customer support, as well as professional development for use by educators and students in grades pre-K through 12. Istation's products are standards- and research-based, facilitating response to intervention, personalized and differentiated instruction and progress monitoring. The company's products are delivered via the Internet and Web. Istation's suite of products includes computer-adaptive assessments (ISIP) for reading, Spanish and math and an interactive, differentiated, computerized 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 nearly four million students in 38 states and six countries. Company information is available at www.istation.com or by email at [email protected].