Study Island May Leave You Stranded
Missy Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated April 24, 2017

Study Island May Leave You Stranded

Score 4 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Study Island

We use it as an intervention tool in most classes. Some teachers use it as the basis of their teaching. The whole school uses it in various subjects. It is not user-friendly for the kids. The drag and drops are too difficult. It does align with the standards, however, the questions are too difficult.
  • Aligns with the new Oklahoma standards.
  • Data is easily found and readable.
  • Games are fun for the kids.
  • Questions are too difficult.
  • Drag and drops are too in-depth.
  • Needs a lesson every standard that summarizes everything in that standard within a 25 question summative test.
  • Years past we did great with it and saw significant gains.
  • Kids get easily frustrated with the new changes in the program.
  • Kids do like the games.
I didn't choose Study Island over Renaissance Accelerated Math. Study Island doesn't offer the in-depth review of standards over and over like Renaissance Accelerated Math does. Plus, Renaissance Accelerated Math also makes them wait 2 weeks then re-introduces the standards they have mastered to make sure they still have that mastery, and if they don't, it makes them re-do that standard.
Great for interventions where the student teacher ratio is lower. But for the majority of students, they can't just get on an iPad and do the standard without constant help because the directions are vague or none at all. The drag and drops are what I have the biggest issue on. They are too in-depth.