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. Therefore, if you have internet access, your child can utilize Study Island from home, as well as school to prepare for the state assessments.
The following page provides an overview of the Study Island Program. We are excited about the potential benefits this learning tool 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Using Study Island from Home
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 student’s study sessions are recorded and made available to teachers. This includes results from sessions completed at home. The program is divided into sections based on grade level and subject (math, reading, science, writing). Each section contains approximately 25 to 30 topics. Each topic contains a bank of questions with explanations. All topics are accompanied by a lesson, which includes some brief information about the material covered by the questions in the topic. It is helpful to view the lesson before answering the questions in this topic.
Follow the Instructions below in order to use the program:
1. Go to www.studyisland.com
2. Enter the student username and password at the upper-left of the screen, and click “Login”. Username: _____________________ Password: student
3. Click the section tab (math, reading, science, writing) that you wish to work on.
4. Click the “Pretest” in order to begin the pretest section. You must complete 10 pretest questions before moving on to the topic in the section.
5. Once you complete the “Pretest,” you may work through the remainder of the topics in any order you like. You must “pass” all the topics before taking the “Post Test”.
6. To pass a topic, you must satisfy the topic’s passing requirements which are based on a minimum percentage correct (around 70%). A blue ribbon icon is displayed next to all passed topics.
7. Once the student has passed all the topics in the section, s/he has to pass the “Post Test” for the section before the section is complete. Ignore this step if the section has no “Post Test”.
8. When the student passes all topics in all sections, s/he has completed the program and will be well prepared to take the state test.
To Access the Reports:
1. After your child has logged in, select a subject from the left-hand side of the screen to access the reports.
2. 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 class and in their state that are using Study Island. You
can select reports by Subject, or select the Summary option to get all subjects.