Using Study Island from Home
Since the Study Island state assessment program is completely web-based, students can access it from any computer with an internet connection and a standard web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Netscape). Results from students study sessions are recorded and made available to the teachers. This includes results from sessions completed at home.
The program is divided into sections based on subject (math, reading, etc.). Each section is made up of 10 to 25 topics, wich contain about 20 to 25 questions each. Many topics are accompanied by a lesson, which includes some brief information about the material covered by the questions in the topics. It is helpful to view the lesson before answering the questions of the topic.
How to Get Started – For Students:
1. Go to www.studyisland.com in your web-browser.
2. Enter your username (cafeteria account number) and password (viking) under the “Members
Login Here:” section located on the left side of the screen.
3. Click on the subject tab that you wish to work on.
4. Click on the word “Pretest” to begin if there is a pretest
available. If there is no pretest for the subject, skip this and go
to the next step. (You will need to complete at least 10 questions in the
pretest in order to move on to the remainder of the
5. After completing the pretest, you are ready to move on to
the topics within the subject. For a multiple-topic test, check
the box beside each topic and click “Start Studying.”
6. You will receive a blue ribbon next to the topics you have
passed and a red triangle next to the topics in which you
need additional work.
In order to receive a blue ribbon, you will need to pass
that topic. The passing requirements can be viewed on
the topics screen under the column “Passing Goal.” The
“Your Results” column shows the score you currently have.
Both columns show the number of questions or “items” you
have taken in each topic and the corresponding “score.”
You will receive an exclaimation mark symbol next to a topic that you need
additional help in. In some cases, you will be given access
to a remedial topic. You may want to move on to the
next topic, and try this topic again at a later time.
Note: Ribbons are awarded based on a student’s cumulative score
for the topic. For example, if a student does multiple sessions in the
same topic, his cumulative score is calculated as follows:
Session 1: 5 correct out of 10 attempted
Session 2: 3 correct out of 5 attempted
Session 3: 4 correct out of 5 attempted
Cumulative Score = 12 out of 20 = 60%
**Unanswered questions in a topic are disregarded. Students can end
a session at any time by clicking DONE without a negative affect to
their scores. They can return to that topic to complete the session,
picking up where they left off. Each time a Blue Ribbon is earned,
students can simply click on the ribbon to print it.
7. After completing all of the topics in a subject, you can move
to the “Post Test.” The Post Test unlocks when you have tried
every topic and have earned Blue Ribbons in all but 3 topics.
Once the Post Test is complete, you will have passed the
subject. You can go back at anytime and retake any areas
you had difficulty with.
To access the Reports:
After your child has logged in, select a subject from the left-hand side of the screen to access the reports.