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Leadership and support for student learning KSDE

DALLAS, June 27, 2017 — All pre-K through 8th grade students in Kansas public schools will receive free, unlimited access to Istation’s comprehensive digital learning program, Istation Reading.

Istation, a leader in educational technology, announces that educators and students in Kansas will continue to have free and unlimited access to Istation Reading for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years. This means all pre-K through 8th grade students at public schools in Kansas are eligible for free and unlimited access to Istation Reading for school and home use throughout the academic year.

“We value our continued partnership with Kansas educators during the past several years,” said Richard Collins, Istation Chairman and CEO. “Istation is looking forward to a new year of serving educators and students throughout the state of Kansas. We believe in helping students achieve their full potential, and we are excited to deepen our ties with schools and districts who help accomplish this broad mission.”

Istation is an adaptive, computer-delivered program that is both interactive and fun. The comprehensive library of support materials makes every minute of teaching and learning more effective. Easy-to-use components also work together to provide every student with the individualized instruction he or she needs for continual achievement.

Educators and parents can access online reports that track student progress and provide links to supplemental lessons. Istation’s research-based program supports intervention, development and enrichment, making it appropriate for all learners.

The Istation Reading curriculum is correlated to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy for kindergarten through 8th grade. Istation has contracted with the Fort Hays State University College of Education in Hays to provide a variety of research and data analysis, including an examination of the effects of the Istation Reading program on participating students.

Istation Reading has been reviewed and endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education, the National Center on Response to Intervention and the Florida Center for Reading Research. More than a dozen studies and reviews conducted during the last decade prove Istation’s learning programs deliver results. Research also shows that students who use Istation Reading and Istation Español experience greater growth in reading ability than students who don’t.

To learn more about Istation Reading and the statewide Kansas Reading Success Program, visit

About Kansas State Department of Education

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is a dynamic, dedicated service agency that provides leadership, resources, support and accountability to the state’s K-12 education system. KSDE administers the state’s governance of education, standards and assessments, special education services, child nutrition and wellness, title programs and services, career and technical education, and financial aid. It is the goal of the agency to provide all Kansas children with equal access to a quality, high-level education that promotes student achievement and prepares all students for global success.

About Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University (FHSU) is a leading entrepreneurial university in the Midwest. FHSU has an enrollment of more than 13,000 students and offers hundreds of certificate and degree programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s levels through 28 academic departments. The university attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom combined with extraordinary one-to-one attention and support.

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.