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DALLAS, April 18, 2013 — Istation announces it has been selected for a 2013 Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE) for Istation Reading. The award targets innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Istation Reading was selected as winner of the award in the Upper Elementary Reading category. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers worldwide.

Istation Reading delivers computer-based assessments and intervention programs designed to help all students reach their highest reading potential. Through engaging animation and storytelling, computer-adaptive assessments, real-time data reporting, and a comprehensive library of varied and flexible teacher support materials, Istation provides teachers with powerful tools for individualized instruction, student motivation, and continual classroom achievement.

"At Istation we are passionate about creating innovative products that incorporate imaginative and animated curriculum," says Richard H. Collins, Istation's Chairman and CEO. "Istation Reading immediately captures a student's attention and assists students in reaching their greatest reading potential. We are honored to be recognized with this BESSIE award."

More information on Istation Reading and sign-up is available at

About Istation

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 pre-K through grade 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 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 students in 37 states and six countries. Istation is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Company information is available at or by email at Contact Vicki Whitfield at 972-643-3448 for more information.