Everything You Need to Design Your Own Study Island Contest

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Respond to this short survey to describe your spring semester contest plans. Three lucky educators, one from each grade band—elementary, middle, and high school—will be drawn at random to receive $500 Target  gift cards for their school!

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At Edmentum, we know that a little friendly competition goes a long way. 

This school year, it's more important than ever to keep your learners engaged during high-stakes testing preparation. That's why we're excited to bring back this flexible, step-by-step toolkit to create an exciting contest that will motivate your students as they master state standards and prepare for upcoming assessments!

The Contest is On! Tell us about your Study Island spring contest plans, now until April 8th for the chance to win one of 3 $500 Target gift cards for your school!

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Decide who will compete.

Are  you organizing a contest for students in your class? Maybe you'd prefer to challenge an entire grade level or even your whole school? No matter what you choose, start by deciding who your contest is for.


Determine how long it will run.

We recommend running your contest for at least two weeks to give students enough time to make real progress in the program. A month-long or six-week contest may be optimal, with check-ins and leaderboards posted every two weeks!


Choose your metric of success.

  • Blue Ribbons: One option is to challenge your students to earn as many Blue Ribbons as they can. Remember, Blue Ribbons are the measure of mastery automatically set up in the program when students earn 80% or above on practice topics. Research show that just 30 minutes a week of sustained practice per subject in Study Island has a positive statistically significant effect on reading and math achievement!

  • Questions Answered Correctly: Another idea is to challenge your students to answer as many questions correctly as possible on Study Island practice topics. There are hundreds of thousands or items available in Study Island, so students will never run out of questions they can answer to reinforce and enrich learning.

This report allows you to track Blue Ribbons earned by individual students, whole classes, grade levels, or the entire school. Not only is this data useful for monitoring mastery on Study Island topics, but it is especially useful for running contests.

The Individual Student report allows account educators to track individual student and whole-class progress in Study Island. This report is useful when looking at how many questions students are answering correctly.

Use these editable flyers to reflect the details of your contest and start sharing with educators and families!

Educator Flyer


Spread the word about your contest.

As you decorate bulletin boards and design social media posts to promote your contest, you may find these helpful.

Edmentum logoStudy Island IconContest Badge
Study Island Characters
Parent & Family Flyer

Social media is a great tool to inspire participation! Following your district privacy policy, tag @edmentum and use the hashtag #exactpathcontest on your favorite social channel.

Motivate students to build on their successes using our customizable printable trackers. These are perfect for displaying on in-class bulletin boards or even at home on the fridge. 


Encourage students to track their progress.


Recognize your winners and reward success!

Print Customized Certificates

Study Island generates built-in certificates when students earn Blue Ribbons, but you may also want to customize your own certificates. Use these editable templates to award grand prize winners or recognize top classes, grade levels, or even schools.

Incorporate In-Person and Virtual Rewards

From free ways to recognize a job well done to small gifts and prizes, there are lots of ways to inspire and motivate your students to do their very best work.

9 Incentive Ideas to Motivate Students

Survey open through April 8, 2022.

Increase your chances of winning by posting about your contest plans on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 
Just tag @edmentum and use #studyislandcontest for additional entries!

Get Inspired to Compete!

Looking for inspiration to jump start a Study Island contest in your classroom? Check out these exciting contest ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Boost Engagement with Study Island Quests2021 Study Island Contest Winners4 Incentive Ideas to Motivate Students

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Contest Coming Soon! Planning to do a spring contest with Study Island? Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming chance to win one of 3 $500 Target gift cards for your school! 

*Contest will run February 7th - April 8th, 2022. Check back soon for more details. 

Reward Student Success With Classroom Coupons

Use these editable coupons as a reward for students answering a certain number of questions correctly or earning a certain number of blue ribbons.