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DALLAS, August 30, 2017 — Arkansas Schools Receive Free Access to Istation’s Assessments in Reading, Math and Spanish.

Istation, an industry leader in educational technology, has been awarded a statewide contract with the Arkansas Department of Education. Under the terms of the agreement, Istation’s formative assessment (known as ISIP™) will be available as one of three assessments free of charge to Arkansas schools for students in kindergarten through second grade.

Istation’s ISIP provides reliable data with frequent, grade-appropriate, computer-adaptive evaluations for students. Adjusting to each student’s ability, the interactive assessments keep developing-learners engaged and provide educators with the data they need to help students grow.

“We are honored to be chosen as a partner with Arkansas public schools,” said Istation Chairman and CEO Richard H. Collins. “Students and teachers across Arkansas will now have access to technology that will save teachers time and help all students enhance their reading and math proficiencies.”

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, Istation assessments for Grades K - 2 will be provided at no cost to districts and charter schools. An entire class can be assessed in all measures in just 30 to 40 minutes in a computer lab setting. The Istation program provides instant scoring results and a wealth of reports, including Lexile® and Quantile measures, in addition to over 2,500 teacher directed lessons for targeted instruction.

For more information, visit the Arkansas K-2 Assessments Website.

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.

About Arkansas Department of Education

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is a dedicated service agency that provides leadership, support and service to schools, districts and communities so every student graduates prepared for college, career, and community engagement.