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Provider

Imagination Station, Inc. / dba istation

Contact Information

Primary

Brian Overturf
8150 North Central Expressway
Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75206

Phone: (972) 643-3459
Email: boverturf@istation.com

Secondary

Mike Jones
8150 North Central Expressway
Suite 2000
Dallas, TX 75206

Phone: (214) 572-4619
Email: mjones@istation.com

General Information

Website: www.istation.com
Type of Organization: For Profit Company
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: February 1999
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Assessment
Comprehensive Turnaround Provider
Content Curriculum Programs
Dropout Prevention and Intervention Services
Instruction
Professional Development
Staff Evaluation
Technology
Specific Content Area :
Reading

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

Center School District – Haskin Elementary School
Colorado Springs School District – Roosevelt-Edison Charter School
Falcon School District – Imagine Indigo Ranch Charter School
Montezuma-Cortez School District – Mesa Elementary School
Yuma School District – Morris Elementary School

Recent References:

Kathleen M. Smith, Ed.D.
Director, Office of School Improvement
101 North 14th Street
P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120
(804) 786-5819
Kathleen.Smith@doe.virginia.gov

Carol Caroll – Mooresville Graded School District
Director of Elementary Education and Title I
305 N Main St
Mooresville, NC 28115-2453
(704) 658-2530
ccarroll@mgsd.k12.nc.us

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

Shelby County School District, TN
Susan Pittman – Curriculum Director
(901) 321-2510
spittmann@scsk12.org

School District of Hillsborough County, FL
Glenda Brown – Reading Director
(813) 272-4458
glenda.brown@sdhc.k12.fl.us

Prince George's County Public Schools, MD
Mary Bell – Coordinating Supervisor of Special Federal Projects
(301) 702-2890
mary.bell@pgcps.org

Griffin Spalding County School District, GA
Donna Parks
(707) 229-3710, ext. 349
donna.parks@gscs.org

Boys & Girls Club of Portland, OR
Abdiel Cerrud – Director of Literacy Initiative
(503) 853-8678
abdiel.cerrud@bgcportland.org

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

istation presently serves over 940,000 students in 45 states and 4 foreign countries. The company was originated 12 years ago and has progressed from a Kindergarten-First grade curriculum to a PreK-12 reading assessment and intervention program. Some of the larger districts being served include: Hillsborough County in Florida (216,116 students), El Paso ISD in Texas (62,328 students), Cyprus-Fairbanks in Texas (104,225 students), Shelby County in Tennessee (47,000 students), and the state of Virginia.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

istation’s training department has trained over 60,000 teachers and administrators in English and Spanish over the past decade and continue to expand our reach by partnering with influential districts, state departments and non-profit agencies that promote literacy development.

Cost:

$5 per Individual Student Account: Online assessment, comprehensive reports & library of 1500+ guided teacher directed lessons
$55 per Individual Student Account OR $6,500 for an Unlimited Site License: Online assessment, integrated online reading instruction based on assessment results, comprehensive reports, & library of 1500+ guided teacher directed lessons

Training:
Onsite training: $2,500 per trainer per day
Online Webinar: $500 per webinar

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

istation’s assessment identifies and uses valid and reliable monthly formative assessments to screen, progress monitor, and diagnose student needs to target instruction effectively. The assessment also uses summative reading outcome measures to indicate how well students have learned or how well they have met performance standards. Linking assessment data to instruction, teachers are given instant online access to recommended teacher directed lessons specifically targeted to improve their students’ performance. Through the istation website, educators have 24/7 access to an extensive library of structured, research based lesson plans and quality, Lexile-leveled readers.

istation also offers research-based effective reading instruction which integrates subject-area content (science, social studies, etc.) with strategic reading skills. The five key reading areas are threaded carefully throughout with explicit, direct, and systematic instruction. Based on a student’s assessment results, the student automatically receives differentiated instruction through the istation program (PreK-5) while supporting literacy development through strategic intervention, motivation, text-based collaborative learning and writing. A student reading below grade level receives strategic interventions to remediate reading deficiencies and accelerate their literacy development, while a student reading at or above grade level receives challenging curriculum to advance their knowledge and reading abilities.

Please visit www.istation.com for more information or www.istation.com/motd.asp for a brief video walkthrough.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

Assessment reports and curriculum reports are available immediately after each use. The reports depict district-wide data, campus data, teacher data and student data. Evaluations of services and support to schools can be noted through the online reports which depict student growth.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

ISIP Assessment (Early Reading, Advanced Reading and Español)
Reading Intervention Instruction: online curriculum and/or the Teacher Directed Lessons.

Professional Development and Support

500-1000 Students:

ISIP Assessment (Early Reading, Advanced Reading and Español)
Reading Intervention Instruction: online curriculum and/or the Teacher Directed Lessons.


Professional Development and Support

1000+ Students:

ISIP Assessment (Early Reading, Advanced Reading and Español)
Reading Intervention Instruction: online curriculum and/or the Teacher Directed Lessons.


Professional Development and Support

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