The reviews are generally positive for Study Island, with websites such as About.com giving it four stars. EdShelf.com also gives Study Island four stars for learning curve, pedagogical effectiveness and student engagement. Internet at Schools gives the Study Island SAT/ACT program an A in several areas, including ease of use.
Some of the positive aspects of Study Island reported by a reviewer at About.com include the program's adaptability, its accessibility, and its goal-oriented nature. EdShelf.com also touts the affordability and ease of use as being positive features of the Study Island program. Some negative aspects of the program reported by reviewers at About.com included how easy students could become bored when using the program, and whether the program remains relevant with the introduction of Common Core standards. The review on Let's Go Learn noted that Study Island does not provide remediation or differentiated instruction.