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DALLAS, April 29, 2014 — Istation's Early and Advanced Reading Named Best Lower and Upper Elementary Reading Programs

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.

About Istation

Founded in 1998 and based in Dallas, Texas, Istation (Imagination Station) has become one of the nation's leading providers of richly animated, game-like educational technology. Winner of several national educational technology awards, the Istation program puts more instructional time in the classroom through small-group and collaborative instruction. Istation's innovative reading, math and Spanish programs immerse students in an engaging and interactive environment and inspire them to learn. Additionally, administrators and educators can use Istation to easily track the progress of their students, schools and classrooms. Istation now serves over 4 million students throughout the United States and in several other countries.