Our school has purchased a subscription to a research-based standards mastery program called Study Island. Study Island is aligned with the standards in the PSSA; therefore, it will help prepare students for the PSSA and will review important reading skills at the same time. During our subscription, all 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th graders can access Study Island free of charge anywhere that Internet access is available. Study Island has site-wide security features in place to provide greater peace of mind.We are excited about the benefits this program can bring to our students, and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Please feel free to contact Study Island at 1-800-419-3191 or email@example.com if you have any questions. You can also contact your child’s teacher or me with any questions or concerns.
Using Study Island from Home
Study Island is completely Web-based, which allows students to access the program from any computer with an Internet connection and a standard Web browser. Study session results are automatically recorded for teacher review, including results from sessions completed outside of school.
The program is divided into sections based on subject (reading, math, etc.). We currently have a subscription for the reading (ELA) and math material. Each section is made up of 15 to 30 topics, with each topic containing about 20 to 30 questions. Topics are accompanied by a lesson, which contains a brief overview of material covered in that topic. Students should already be familiar with accessing Study Island.
Follow the instructions below to use the program:
1. Go to https://app.studyisland.com/cfw/login/.
2. Enter the student’s username and password at the upper left side of the screen, and click “Submit.” Usernames and passwords are: crsd (lowercase) with student ID number with no spaces (ex. crsd1001234)
4. Choose a Session Type. The default setting is Test mode, but students may also select Game mode.
5. To pass a topic, a student must meet the passing requirements, which are based on a minimum number of questions answered (usually 10) and a minimum percentage correct (around 70%). A blue ribbon icon is displayed next to all passed topics.
6. Once a student passes all topics, he/she must pass the Post Test.
7. Once the Post Test is completed, the student has completed the program.