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Study Island is an instructional and diagnostic tool that enables teachers to help students
master the state standards and prepare for their state tests.
The more time students spend using the Study Island program, the better they will understand
the material for their respective grade level. Students can access Study Island from any
computer that is connected to the Internet.
Working Through the Program
The program is divided into sections based on subject (math, reading, etc.). Each section is
made up of approximately 30 topics. Each topic corresponds to a standard (or multiple,
related standards) from your state curriculum. Topics consist of a lesson and a bank of
practice questions with explanations. It is helpful to view the lesson before answering the
questions in the topic.
Goal of the Program: The goal of the program is to “pass” every topic. If a student passes
every topic, he or she has demonstrated proficiency in all areas tested and is very well
prepared for the state test.
The Study Island Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments - Series II (MCA-II) and Series III (MCA-III) Preparation Program is specifically designed to help students master the content specified in the Minnesota Academic Standards. Study Island's focus on the Minnesota Academic Standards enables students to improve their performance in all skill areas tested on the MCA-II and MCA-III in grades 2 through 8 and high school. Study Island also offers Math and Reading Skills for Kindergarten and 1st Grade, Fine Arts, Health, and Technology for Elementary and Middle School, and High School Algebra II Skills Mastery products.
The user-friendly interface allows students to move through the program step-by-step. Each section has a pre-test and a post-test, as well as topics that cover each of the Minnesota Academic Standards. Topics consist of questions, answers, explanations, and lessons that address the specific skills required in order to master the Minnesota Academic Standards.
HOW IT WORKS
Upon subscribing to Study Island, your school will receive a welcome manual with instructions for accessing and using the program. Additionally, an in-person teacher training session option is also available.
Students can access the program by simply logging on to www.studyisland.com, where they will find each topic organized with a lesson, assessment test questions, and explanations. The mastery of these topics will help students gain confidence when taking the Minnesota MCA-II tests.
In order to complete the program, students must take the pre-test, complete the content groups, and master the post-test.
WHY IT WORKS
Web-based Means 24/7
Study Island is completely Web-based. Students can access Study Island and learn at their own pace. There is no software to download or install; all you need is an Internet connection.
Dynamic Content Keeps Students Engaged
Not only are there several thousand questions in the Study Island program, but each question constantly changes. The answers to the multiple-choice questions rotate positions, and the numbers in the math questions are chosen randomly, resulting in a deeper understanding of the concepts, as opposed to memorization of the answers. Teachers can customize printable worksheets when a paper/pencil option is more appropriate for the learner.
Confidence Equals Mastery
Study Island helps students stay on track which helps students gain confidence when taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments - Series II (MCA-II) and Series III (MCA-III) tests.