IXL Study in the Sun – Summer Usage Contest

June 13, 2014

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It’s finally summer—time for sun, shorts, sandals…and a chance to win a spectacular prize from IXL! This is your golden opportunity to show off the skills that you honed this past school year and to learn even more over the summer.

Join the IXL Study in the Sun contest, a summer competition to see which students, classrooms, and schools in the United States can answer the most questions on IXL. Competition will be scorching hot—can you handle the heat? Practice IXL from home, at the computer lab, and on your iPads to come out on top! On August 1, we will announce the winners on Facebook. Each winning school will receive a $500 gift card, winning classrooms will receive a pizza party, and the top students will receive an Android tablet.

The contest begins June 16. Enter today!

Contest Rules

Eligibility: All participants must register online by July 31 by clicking here. Schools and classrooms should be part of an active IXL subscription at elementary, middle or high schools. Individuals should be part of an active IXL school or family membership. To be eligible for a prize, each registrant (school, classroom or individual) must have an average percentage correct of 60% or higher over the course of the 6-week competition.

Terms and Conditions: By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to the use of his/her name in the weekly leaderboard announcements. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance to IXL’s privacy policy and will not be disclosed to a third party. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Determination of winners: IXL will select the 3 schools, classrooms and individuals from the elementary and middle/high school levels (6 schools, 6 classrooms, and 6 individuals total) that have completed the most questions per student on IXL between June 16, 2014, at 12:01 am (PST) and July 31, 2014, at 11:59 pm (PST). Winners will be announced on August 1, 2014. For the middle/high school level, only questions from grade 4 and above will be counted. Questions answered for both math and language arts will be counted. Skills that are repeated after they have been mastered once will not be counted. For the school and classroom categories, the total number of eligible problems completed will be divided by the total number of students in each school or class as of their entry date. The contest is intended to encourage students to practice their skills and retain their knowledge in the summertime. Any practice that does not conform to the spirit of the contest will be eliminated at IXL’s discretion.

Prizes: Winners will be posted on IXL’s Facebook page and official blog on August 1, 2014. Each winning school will receive a $500 gift card. Each winning classroom will receive a pizza party ($250 gift card). Each winning individual will receive an Android tablet.

Click here to enter!

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Beenish June 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

I have registered , but cant find the competition .

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The IXL Blog June 17, 2014 at 10:03 am

Hi, Beenish. Once you’ve registered for the competition, all you have to do is practice on IXL. The competition is to see which students, classrooms, and schools in the United States can answer the most questions on IXL, so keep on practicing. Good luck!

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Liza June 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm

How can I verify that my classes are registered?

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The IXL Blog June 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm
Jeff July 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm

No, if you e-mail [email protected] they just say that if you think you registered then you did. Must not have much staff to either post the results or intelligently respond to e-mails. No one knows if they’re actually in the contest or where they rank compared to other individuals, families or classrooms.

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The IXL Blog July 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Hi, Jeff. You can see the leaderboard posted on our Facebook page. We apologize for the delay in the update. Currently, we do not have anyone with your email address signed up for the contest. As long as you register before July 31, all practice from the contest start date will be counted. Good luck to you!

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Mr. Bell June 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

When will the list of top contenders be starting?

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The IXL Blog June 23, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Hi, Mr. Bell. We will be posting a mid-contest update, as well as, a two-week and one-week countdown to the final results. Good luck to your class!

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jacob June 22, 2014 at 3:25 pm

how do i know what place i am in so far

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The IXL Blog June 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Hi, Jacob. You can check your ranking by comparing how many problems you’ve completed to the rankings we will post in a couple weeks. We will also be posting a two-week and one-week countdown to the final results. Good luck and have fun!

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Abidi June 22, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Hello,
The website does not seems to be user friendly or self explanatory. I tried entering for registration but did not get any conformation yet. After the third step it is taking to a totally different survey website, is this something that only I am encountering?

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The IXL Blog June 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Hi, Abidi. We apologize for the confusion. If you have completed all three steps, you are registered into the contest. If you would like to verify your registration, you can email [email protected] with your IXL username or email address, and we will be able to confirm it for you. Thanks for entering the contest and best of luck to you!

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Eliska June 23, 2014 at 2:22 am

Is it a competition only for US?

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The IXL Blog June 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Hi, Eliska. This competition is actually open to all IXL users around the world. Good luck to you!

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Alicia June 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Will I be able to check how many questions I’ve done so far?

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The IXL Blog June 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Hi, Alicia. You can see how many questions you have completed by checking your Usage Log under the Reports tab.

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Bree July 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Does it count from June 16th or just from the day you register?

Thank you.

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The IXL Blog July 2, 2014 at 8:50 am

Great question, Bree! We will count practice from the start of the contest on June 16. Good luck!

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Lynsey McHugh July 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm

It is midway through the contest and I have not seen any results. Where will they be posted?

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The IXL Blog July 15, 2014 at 11:31 am

Hi, Lynsey. We will post weekly countdown updates starting this Friday on this blog and all of IXL’s social media outlets. Please stay posted!

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Lynsey July 11, 2014 at 4:46 pm

I have not seen any updates on the contest. Can you tell me where they are posted at? Thank you!

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The IXL Blog July 15, 2014 at 11:11 am

We will post them this Friday, Lynsey. Good luck!

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Sarah July 12, 2014 at 9:17 am

Hi, IXL!
Does IXL start counting questions from June 16th even if you didn’t sign up for the competition? Or do you need to sign up for the competition and then will IXL start counting questions?

Thank you.

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The IXL Blog July 15, 2014 at 8:55 am

Hi, Sarah. We will be counting questions completed from June 16 even if you were not signed up for the competition at that time. Good luck!

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d July 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Are you going to do weekly ranking results like with your other contests?

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The IXL Blog July 15, 2014 at 8:57 am

Thanks for the question! We will be doing a “countdown” instead, posting leaderboards this Friday and next Friday, since this contest is much longer than the previous contests. The final results will be posted on August 1. Keep an eye out!

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hannah July 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Does this contest count all the questions you do or just the questions you get right?

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The IXL Blog July 15, 2014 at 9:32 am

Hi, Hannah. We think that incorrect answers can be an important part of the learning process, so this contest does count all practice. But to be eligible for a prize, each registrant (school, classroom or individual) must have an average percentage correct of 60% or higher over the course of the 6-week competition. Good luck!

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Alicia July 14, 2014 at 11:06 am

It mentions that you will be posting the winners on Facebook. What if you can’t check on Facebook? Is there another way of finding out who won?

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The IXL Blog July 15, 2014 at 8:58 am

Hi, Alicia. We will be announcing the winners here on the blog, as well as all our social media outlets. Best of luck to you!

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shantha July 18, 2014 at 12:06 am

If people want to pursue higher studies must follow the advice given.

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Lynsey July 23, 2014 at 8:15 am

Was there a leaderboard post somewhere that I missed? On the 15th you said there would be one that Friday the 18th and the following Friday, but I didn’t see one for last Friday. Just curious where we stand. Thanks!

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The IXL Blog July 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Hi, Lynsey. The contest leaderboard can be viewed on our Facebook page. We have opted against filling up our blog with contest updates. We apologize for the miscommunication. Good luck in the contest!

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Mr. Bell July 23, 2014 at 11:59 am

Still no updates on the leader-boards yet?

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The IXL Blog July 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Hi, Mr. Bell. You can see the leaderboard posted on our Facebook page. Good luck to you and your class!

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Alicia July 24, 2014 at 10:21 am

How can we check our average percentage of correct problems?

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The IXL Blog July 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Hi, Alicia. Teachers can check the average percentage of correct problems by using the Speed and Accuracy report. Parents would have to use the Performance by Skill report to see the number of correctly answered problems and total problems attempted. Best of luck to you!

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