DALLAS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Student results on Istation's Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) assessments provide a strong indicator of potential scores on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Reading tests, according to a predictability study released in 2014.
Conducted with the Garland Independent School District (Garland ISD) in Garland, Texas, the study collected data from more than 20,000 students and showed ISIP Reading measures to be highly predictive of STAAR scores. The study also found very strong correlations between both ISIP Reading and STARR Reading tests across multiple grade levels. The study compared overall reading scores from both ISIP Early Reading (grades pre-K through 3) and ISIP Advanced Reading (grades 4 through 8) to the students' STARR scores during the 2012-13 school year.
"The ability to use ISIP as a predictor of STAAR performance will be a great benefit to educators across the state," said Bob Morrison, Ed. D., Garland ISD superintendent. "Garland ISD is excited to have been a part of this project and looks forward to continued collaborations with Istation to benefit the students of Garland ISD and Texas."
The study also found improved reading ability through comparison of ISIP end of the year (EOY) scores and ISIP middle of the year (MOY) scores. Results showed students' overall scores and sub-skill scores across grades improved by the end of the year.
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 through email at [email protected].