Island from Home
Our school now has access to a great
resource for preparing our kids for the state standardized tests. We have
purchased a building license for a web-based program called Study Island,
which is accessible to students from school or home. If you have Internet
access, your child can access Study
Island from home as well
as school to prepare for the state assessments. We are excited about the
potential benefits this program can bring to our students, and we encourage you
to take advantage of this opportunity by using Study Island.
Please feel free to contact Study
Island at 800-419-3191 or
have any questions.
Since the Study
Island state assessment
program is completely web-based, students can access it from any computer with
an Internet connection and a standard web browser (Internet Explorer or
Netscape). Results from students study sessions are recorded and made available
to the teachers. This includes results from sessions completed at home. The program is divided into sections based on
subject (math, reading, etc.). Each section is made up of 10 to 25 topics. Each topic contains about 20 to 25 questions
with explanations. All topics are accompanied by a lesson lesson,
which includes some brief information about the material covered by the
questions in the topics. It is helpful to view the lesson before answering the
questions in the topic.
Follow the instructions
below in order to use the program:
- Go to www.studyisland.com
- Enter your username and password at the upper-left of
the screen, and click “Login”.
Note: Students will receive a username and password
from their teacher at school.
- Click on the section tab (math, reading, etc.) that you
wish to work on.
- Click the "Pretest" in order to begin the
pretest for the section. You must complete 10 pretest questions before
moving on to the topic in the section.
- Once you complete the "Pretest,” you may work
through the remainder of the topics in any order you like. You must
"pass" all topics before taking the "Post Test".
- To pass a topic, you must satisfy the topic’s passing
requirements which are based a minimum number of questions answered
(usually 10) and a minimum percentage correct (around 70%). A blue ribbon
icon is displayed next to all passed topics.
- Once you have passed all the topics in the section, you
have to pass the "Post Test" for the section before the section
is complete. Ignore this step if the section has no "Post Test".
- When you pass all topics in all sections, you have
completed the program and will be well prepared to take the state test.
To access the Reports:
- After your child has logged in, select a subject from
the left-hand side of the screen to access the reports. (See the screen
- Here, you will find a variety of reports with
information such as how much time your child has spent on various
subjects, how they used their time, and what questions they missed. You
will also be able to compare your child with other children in their state
that are using Study Island. You can select reports by Subject or select
the Summary option to get all subjects.
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