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December 1

Istations Reading Updates

ISIP™ Reading Updates

Istation is updating the norms for our reading assessment starting this summer, and will offer several new features in ISIP Reading:

  1.  A new vertical scale will span all grades from prekindergarten through 8th grade. This will help schools, teachers, and parents track student performance from year to year. Istation will provide a guide between the new scale and the old scale.
  2. Updated Lexile® measures will link to the Overall score. Lexiles will be available starting in prekindergarten in order to better assess how pre-readers are progressing in reading using the Lexile scale.
  3. Growth norms will take into account what is normal or expected growth by grade.
  4. Enhanced dyslexia screening will be provided with ISIP RAN.

New norms will be available in August 2022 in time for the
2022-2023 school year!

Additional News:

Research is Underway!

We have several research studies currently underway to make sure our new norms are valid and reliable.To collect the information we need to construct valid norms based on a representative sample of students, we are implementing the following changes:

  • December 2021 | All 1st-grade students will complete the Phonemic Awareness subtest monthly through June.
  • January 2022 | All kindergarten students will complete the Phonemic Awareness and Alphabetic Decoding subtests monthly through June.

Our standard scoring criteria will remain in place, and these subtests will not count toward the Overall score unless the student’s performance meets the scoring criteria.

  • February 2022 | Istation will conduct a study with MetaMetrics® to update our Lexile measure. Students in prekindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grades will receive an extra subtest at the end of their February ISIP Reading assessment. This subtest, designed by MetaMetrics, will be used to recalculate the Lexile scores students receive, based on their overall performance on ISIP.
    • Approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete
    • Will only appear during the month of February
    • ISIP scores will not be affected by this additional subtest

We are excited to provide these new features for ISIP Reading! If you have any questions, you may contact Customer Success at

Educator Experience – Istation Reimagined!

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Over the coming months, Istation will be introducing a brand new Educator Experience designed to make your life easier and get you to the most relevant content faster. This multiphase project will launch in December 2021 with a new login experience followed by a new home page in spring 2022.

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Happy teaching!

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Posted December 1, 2021 by Ready Aim Shoot in category Istations

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