SOUTH CAROLINA APPROVES ISTATION MATH

Istation | July 22, 2020

SOUTH CAROLINA APPROVES ISTATION MATH
Istation, a leader in educational technology, has been vetted and approved to distribute instructional materials to be used in South Carolina public schools for K-5 math.
South Carolina's State Board of Education was tasked with researching and selecting top instructional programs and materials to use in multiple skill areas. As a research-based solution with proven results in accelerating student progress in understanding and comprehension, Istation Math is aligned with South Carolina College- and Career-Ready (SCCCR) Standards, which was a primary requirement for approval.

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