At school your child is currently receiving individualized reading instruction through the use of the computer-delivered program Istation Reading. Rolling Meadows has chosen to enhance this instructional experience by providing unlimited access to Istation Reading at home.
However, it is critical for you to understand that your child must use Istation WITHOUT assistance. This is because Istation reacts to the level of success of your child and tailors the instruction accordingly. If your child receives assistance and is unrealistically successful, Istation will increase the difficulty of the instruction. This could frustrate your child and keep him or her from receiving the instruction they really need. Additionally, when your child is tested at school each month (stuents cannot test from home), there will be a "disconnect" between the test score and his or her level of instruction.
Here's how you can gain access to the parent portal and Istation Home for your child:
You will need the following login information in order to gain access to Istation Home.
User Name: Student ID
Password: This will be sent home with your child along with a written copy of these instructions.
The next step is to install Istation on your home computer. This is a quick and easy process. Go to www.istation.com/IstationHome/ and follow the simple installation instructions.
This page will also provide information on how to log in to the Istation parent portal where you can view your child’s progress and access reports and other resources.
For more information or help, visit www.istation.com, call toll-free 1-866-883-7323, and press 2, or e-mail support at firstname.lastname@example.org.