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Study Island | K-12 Online Learning Programs | State & Province Standards

Author J. Davis. Published on June 13, 2011 - 8:28 pm (16905 views — 520 words)

Study Island, which constitutes the bulk of Archipelago Learning's revenue and earnings, creates online learning programs for teachers and students in K-12 schools across the United States and Canada. Study Island develops, sells and supports state and province standards specific online learning software for use in the classroom or at home with an Internet connection in 50 U.S. states, and 3 provinces in Canada (Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia).

Study Island is also involved in developing a series of state-specific Benchmarking products for use in schools in order to allow school administrators to assess their students' skill level before test taking occurs.

The Study Island Standards Mastery Program and ISAT Preparation Program are specifically designed to help students master the content specified in the Illinois Learning Standards. Study Island's focus on the Learning Standards enables students to improve their performance in all skill areas tested on the ISAT and PSAE. Study Island also offers Math and Reading Skills for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, Fine Arts, Health, and Technology for Elementary and Middle School, and high School algebra II Skills Mastery products.

The user-friendly interface allows students to move through the program step-by-step. Each section has a pre-test and a post-test, as well as topics that cover each of the Learning Standards. Topics consist of questions, answers, explanations, and lessons that address the specific skills required in order to master the Learning Standards.

FEATURES

Built directly from Learning Standards

Research-based, easy-to-use, and affordable for all schools and districts

Web-based - students can log on via the Internet anytime, anywhere

Traditional assessments or interactive games based on the Illinois Learning Standards

State-specific lessons and test questions with immediate feedback and automated instruction

Real-time progress reports to drive differentiation and instruction in your classroom

HOW IT WORKS
Upon subscribing to Study Island, your school will receive a welcome manual with instructions for accessing and using the program. Additionally, an in-person teacher training session option is also available.

Students can access the program by simply logging on to www.studyisland.com, where they will find each topic organized with a lesson, ISAT/PSAE assessment test questions, and explanations. The mastery of these topics will help students gain confidence when taking the Illinois ISAT/PSAE tests.

In order to complete the program, students must take the pre-test, complete the content groups, and master the post-test.

WHY IT WORKS

· Web-based access 24/7
Study Island is completely Web-based. Students can access Study Island and learn at their own pace. There is no software to download or install; all you need is an Internet connection.

· Dynamic Content that Keeps Students Engaged
Not only are there several thousand questions in the Study Island program, but each question constantly changes. The answers to the multiple-choice questions rotate positions, and the numbers in the math questions are chosen randomly, resulting in a deeper understanding of the concepts, as opposed to memorization of the answers. Teachers can customize printable worksheets when a paper/pencil option is more appropriate for the learner.

· Confidence Equals Mastery
Study Island helps students stay on track which helps students gain confidence when taking and passing the ISAT and PSAE.