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Study Island

Web Address:
www.studyisland.com

Student Username:
FirstnameLastname@sfcms

Dear Parent,

Our school has access to an outstanding resource for preparing our kids for the state standardized tests. We have purchased a license for a web-based program called Study Island, which is accessible to our eighth students from school or home if you have Internet access.

The following page provides an overview of the program. 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 support@studyisland.com 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 (Google Chrome, 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, 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 on the topic.

Follow the instructions below, in order to use the program:

1. Go to www.studyisland.com.

2. 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.

3. Click on the section tab (math, reading, etc.) that you wish to work on.

4. 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.

5. 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.”

6. To pass a topic, you must satisfy the topic’s passing requirements which are based on a minimum number of questions answered (usually 20) and a minimum percentage correct (around 70%). A blue ribbon icon is displayed next to all passed topics.

7. 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.”

8. 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:

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.

Study Modes:

When you have selected the topic (s) that you wish to study, you then must determine your mode of study. Your choice of mode does not affect the academic content you will see, just the mode in which it is presented. Please note: Playing the games WILL affect the students’ scores just as if they were taking a regular test session. You have the following three options: Test Mode, Game Mode, and Worksheet View.

Test Mode:

A test mode session is in standard multiple choice or short answer format. During the session, use the mouse to click the letter corresponding to the correct answer. If answered incorrectly, you must keep answering until you get the question correct. After clicking the correct answer, click “Explanation” to view an explanation for this question, or click “Next Question” to move to the next question. When the session is complete, you will be shown the Session Results. You can press “Done” at the bottom of the session window at any time to end the session and be shown the Session Results. All session results will be accounted for in your statistics. Do not hit the X in the corner of the screen as data may be lost.

Game Mode:

There are a number different games that your students can play. These games draw questions from the same item bank as the test mode. Java or Flash are required to play the games. There is a free download online. The difficulty level does not pertain to the questions but rather to the level at which it is played. Also, the student’s percentage correct for the session is not affected by their skill level of the game. Below are brief explanations of our current games. Note: If you need detailed instructions on how to play a specific game, you can click on the “Instructions” link in the top left corner of the screen while in the game mode. The Cannon Game instructions are located within the game window.

Space Game:

• The object of the Space Game is to shoot the spaceship that has the letter corresponding to the correct answer.

• You must also defend your spaceship from the “bombs” of the other ships. Having your ship hit by a “bomb” causes you to lose that ship, but does not constitute a wrong answer. You can still answer the question correctly if you have a remaining ship.

Bouncing Game:

• The object of the Bouncing Game is to catch the ball that has the letter corresponding to the correct answer.

• You must avoid the balls with the letters of the wrong answers. Having your bucket hit by a ball bearing a wrong answer causes you to lose that bucket and constitutes a wrong answer.

Splat Game:

• The object of the Splat Game is to move your ladybug across the road and touch the letter corresponding to the correct answer.

• You must avoid getting hit by one of the moving vehicles. Having your lady bug hit by a car causes you to lose that lady bug, but does not constitute a wrong answer. You can still answer the question correctly if you have a remaining lady bug.

Egg Hunt Game:

• The object of the Egg Hunt Game is to retrieve the egg with the letter of the correct answer on it. You must retrieve the egg and return it to the base without being touched by the pterodactyl.

Maze Game:

• The object of the Maze Game is to move your mouse through the maze and hit the correct answer.

Snake Game:

• The object of the Snake Game is to move the snake to touch the letter corresponding to the correct answer.

• You must avoid hitting the walls. Having the snake hit a wall or its own tail causes you to lose that snake, but does not constitute a wrong answer. You can still answer the question correctly if you have a remaining snake.

Chase Game:

• The object of the Chase Game is to drive over the letter of the correct answer without driving into any rocks.

Cannon Game:

• The object of the Cannon Game is to click and drag the letter of the correct answer into the cannon. Once the letter of the correct answer is placed in the cannon the arrow keys on the keyboard are used to aim and shoot the cannonball at the bull’s-eye.

Printable Worksheets:

You can use the printouts to study when you are away from a computer. If you’d like to edit the order of the questions or add page breaks to customize your worksheets, click on the link at the top of the worksheet window titled “Open in Microsoft Word (add page breaks and/or edit questions).” You must have Microsoft Word installed on your computer to use this feature.  Please note that only the printouts made by teachers and the administrator will have the answers included at the bottom.

 

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Published by Mary Potter on September 17, 2016
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