Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 15, 2008
Study Island, LLC, one of the leading and fastest growing Web-based educational companies, has launched a new online standards mastery and test preparation program based on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test (WESTEST 2). The program was built from the ground-up based specifically on the West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives (CSOs) that are tested annually on the WESTEST 2 in grades 3 through 8.
"We are thrilled to bring the Study Island program to West Virginia," stated Tim McEwen, Study Island's CEO. "Study Island has helped students and teachers across the country significantly improve performance. Our success has been based on internal development of quality content that is deeply customized to ensure state-specific standards mastery leading to improved high-stakes test performance across the core subject areas. Students and teachers find Study Island to be both an engaging and rigorous program that provides integrated assessment, differentiated instruction and instant reporting to further guide instruction. Customers continually compliment us on our ease-of-use, effectiveness, customer service, and affordability. I have no doubt that Study Island will enhance the educational experience for West Virginia students."
Study Island is foundationally and statistically research-based and has proven effective in increasing student learning and achievement in diverse settings across the nation. Moreover, Study Island enables students to choose their style of learning and work at their own pace. They can work using a standard test format or choose from a wide range of interactive games. Incorrect answers are immediately addressed with an explanation of the correct response. Study Island records statistics for each student using multiple real-time reports, which helps teachers to measure student progress and identify areas needing improvement. In addition, teachers can choose to use the printable worksheet or classroom response pad functions, making Study Island an extremely flexible program.
About Study Island
Study Island is a leading provider of online, standards-based assessment, instruction, practice, and test preparation for the U.S. K-12 educational market. Named in Inc500 as one of the top small businesses of 2006, Study Island is used by over 7.1 million elementary and secondary students in over 17,000 schools, and is adding over 400 new schools per month. During the last school year (2006-2007), Study Island averaged 960,000 distinct student sessions and 7.4 million questions answered per day.
Founded in 2000, Study Island products are built from the ground-up for each state's standards, and this deep customization has enabled the Company to quickly gain market share via word-of-mouth teacher endorsements and build a loyal following. Currently, the Company's reach is 40 states with plans for rapid expansion to all 50 states by the end of 2008.