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. 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 the material covered in that topic.
Follow the instructions below to use the program:
Go to www.studyisland.com
Enter the username and password at the left side of the screen and click “Submit.” Usernames and passwords can be obtained from your child's teacher.
Choose the appropriate grade level by going to CA Programs for grades 2-5 and US Programs for K-1.
If it is the first time at a grade level, students must take the “Pretest” first. Ten pretest questions must be completed to unlock the rest of the content in that subject. If there is no pretest option, or if a student has already taken the pretest, he or she may move on to the other content topics.
Choose a session type. The default setting is test mode, however students may also select printable worksheet or game mode when permitted.
To pass a topic, students 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.
If a student has difficulty with a topic, he or she may be assigned a "Building Block Topic." Students must answer a minimum number of questions with a minimum percentage correct to pass the building block topic and earn a white ribbon.
After earning a white ribbon in a building block topic, students must go back to the initial topic and answer the minimum number of questions required with the minimum percentage correct required to earn a blue ribbon in the topic.
Once students have completed the pretest, they may work through the remainder of the topics in any order. They must pass all topics before taking the "Post Test."
After passing all the topics, students must pass the post test to complete the subject for the grade level.
To Access Reports
Select a subject under "Reports" from the left-hand side of the screen.
*Please note: Beginning in Fall 2010 Core Course subjects are available at each grade level. The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia committed to developing a common core of state standards in reading/language arts and mathematics for grades K-12.
We suggest completing the California state standards section first, before working on the Common Core questions.