Working Through the Program
The program is divided into sections based on subject
(math, reading, etc.). Each subject is made up of
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 well prepared for the state test.
For Students: Follow the instructions below to complete the program:
Once the topic(s) to study has been selected, the mode of study needs to be determined. The choice of study mode does not affect the academic content seen, 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 options: Test Mode, Game Mode, and Printable Worksheet.
¨ 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 "End Study Session" 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 click the “X” in the upper right corner of the screen or the back button as data may be lost.
¨ Game Mode
are a number of different games that your students can play within the Study
¨ Printable Worksheet
You can use printouts to study when you are away from a computer. If you would 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.
Note: Only the printouts made by teachers and the administrator will have the answers included at the bottom.
Do NOT give your teacher user name and password to your students!
Note: The “Class Page and creation of classes is an optional
feature and IS NOT required to in order to use the
Please contact Admin
firstname.lastname@example.org to get a teacher’s account and put your students into your “classroom.”
How do you group students into classes?
o Click on “Class Manager” on the upper left side of the screen.
o Type the name of the class in the “Class Title” box, and click “Next.”
o “Preferences” allows a teacher to override some of the school preferences, if this option has been enabled by the Study Island Administrator.
o Click on the dropdown box next to “Add Users In Grade Level:” and select the grade level of the students you wish to add to the class. Although you can only add students from one grade level at time, you can repeat this step to add students from other grade levels to the same class.
o Check off the students you wish to add to the class.
o Scroll to the top or bottom of the screen and click “Save and Exit”.
How to I add new students to my “Class?”
o Additional students may be added to or removed from an existing class.
o From the main Class Manager screen, find the title of the class to which you wish to make changes. Then, click on “Edit Class” on the far right on the same line the class is in. In the new window, towards the bottom left is a dropdown titled, “Add Users In Grade Level ___. Click on the down arrow to open the dropdown, select the grade your new student is in (that will open a list of student in that grade). “Check” your student and select “Save & Exit.
Why would you want to do this?
o It makes viewing student progress easier
o It allows teachers to see class averages
o It allows teachers to send messages to all students in their class
o It allows teachers to make a class page and class assignments
School Stats Page
The “School Stats” page can be used by the teachers
to view the progress of their students as the students work through the
program. Parents do not have access to the “School Stats” page. Class reports
listing results for each student, as well as more general class summary reports
can be viewed on this page. Also, a variety of gr
E-mailed Report Manager (First blue button)
To set up an Automatic Email, go to the School Stats page and pull the report you want to see each week. For a class report, choose Class Summary or Class Gradebook. Once the report generates, click on the blue link at the top titled 'Automatically Email Report'. A new window will pop up and you can type in your email address and select when/how often you'd like that report sent.
Printable User List (Middle Blue Button)
The Printable User List feature gives you a printer friendly version of the login information for all users in your school. You can view the entire school roster or view the roster by class by clicking on the dropdown box in the upper right corner. This is an easy way to look up students’ passwords if they forget.
ü Class Gradebook Report
This report lists scores for each student in the class or grade level selected.
The Class Gradebook Report has seven formats from which to choose, depending on the information you wish to find:
o By program broken down by subject – lists each student’s score by the subjects included in the program selected. Be sure to select your class (last choice in the drop-down). This report shows the items and scores for all of the subjects for that grade level.
o By subject broken down by topic – lists scores for each student in the class or grade level by each topic included in the subject selected (ELA, Math, Science or Social Studies).
o By subject broken down by reporting category – lists student scores broken down by the state assessment standards (strands).
o By topic – lists scores for each student by a specified topic in that grade level.
o By subject – lists the average score attained by each student for the entire subject in that grade level. Includes Sessions, Time Spent, Correct/Total, % Correct and Grade.
o By program – lists the average score attained by each student for all subjects combined included in the specified program (grade level). Includes Sessions, Time Spent, Correct/Total, % Correct and Grade.
o All activity – lists the average score attained by each student for all content areas available (all grade level programs and topics in those programs). Includes Sessions, Time Spent, Correct/Total, % Correct and Grade. A helpful report to Auto e-mail to yourself (see below).
ü Individual Student Report
This report allows you to view a report for one specific student. You are able to choose to see the results for one or all subjects in which they are working.
Additional Features and Information
Includes Enrollment information, Parent Letter, Study Island Reference Manual, and Topic and Standards Charts.
« Remedial Topics (Building Block Topics)
If a student is having difficulty passing in a topic,
a hazard symbol ( ) will
The topic that comes up is a remedial topic, also referred to as a Building Block Topic ( ). It has a lower difficulty level than the topic in which the student was having trouble. The student can no longer attempt the original topic until he or she has passed Building Block Topic. Passing the Building Block Topic is represented by a white ribbon ( ). Once the building block topic is passed, the student will need to go back and pass (get a blue ribbon) the on-grade-level
topic as well.
« How To View Missed Problems in
ü From the Teacher’s log-in:
ü From the Student’s log-in:
« To View or E-Mail the Individual Subject Report (the page as the student sees it):
1. Complete steps 1 – 4 above for an Individual Student Report
2. Filter By Date – click the box and enter the dates desire
3. Click on View Report
1. Under Topic (Numbered items on left), click
on Standard. A pop-up will
2. Correlations to the California State Standards of all grade levels topics
« To Delete Statistics: (for instance, from previous years or specific sessions)