Win Prizes with IXL’s Study in the Sun Usage Contest!

The contest runs from June 1 to August 31.

May 23, 2016


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You can feel the anticipation in classrooms all over the country: summer break is almost here! But that doesn’t mean putting a pause on learning. Study in the sun with IXL this summer to keep your skills sharp and to win an awesome prize!

Our annual Study in the Sun contest is back; let’s see who can answer the most questions on IXL this summer! The three students in each grade band (PreK–4th, 5th–8th, and 9th–12th) who answer the most questions between June 1 and August 31 will win an iPad Mini 4.

To keep kids motivated, we’ll post leaderboard updates with the top rankings on June 30, July 29, and August 19. Winners will be announced on September 7.

To enter, register here by August 31.

Check out the full contest rules and FAQs below. If you have any further questions, please send an email to


Contest Rules

Eligibility: All participating students must register online by August 31 at Eligible registrations should include an accurate IXL username–IXL is not responsible for incorrect or incomplete registrations. Students must be part of an active IXL site, classroom, or family membership. Trial members will not be eligible. Students must choose only one grade band and it must appropriately reflect the grade level he/she is in for the 2016-2017 school year. Only results from one account will be tallied for each student–results from multiple accounts cannot be combined.

Determination of winners: IXL will select the top 3 students from each grade band (PK-4, 5-8, and 9-12) that have completed the most questions on IXL between June 1, 2016, at 12:01 am (PST) and August 31, 2016, at 11:59 pm (PST). Winners will be announced on September 7, 2016 on the IXL Blog and Facebook. Questions in all subjects on the student’s subscription will be counted. Questions completed as part of a trial will not be eligible. For students in grades PK-4, questions answered in all grade levels will be counted. For students in grades 5-8, only questions from grade 3 and above are eligible. For students in grades 9-12, only questions in grade 7 and above will be counted. Skills that are repeated after they have been mastered once during the contest period will not be counted. No more than 70 questions answered by a student in a single skill (prior to reaching a score of 100) will be eligible. In the event of a tie, the student with the higher percentage of correctly answered eligible questions will win. If a second tie break is necessary, the student with the higher number of skills mastered will win. This contest is intended to encourage students to practice and gain confidence in their skills. Any practice that does not conform to the spirit of the contest will be eliminated at IXL’s discretion.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check the number of questions I have attempted?

Sign in to your IXL account and visit the “Usage Details” report, which can be found by clicking on the “Analytics” tab. You can also find it by visiting Once you reach this report, select “custom date range” and set it for June 1 and the current date. Then, select the subject(s) you practiced and set the appropriate grade levels if needed.

Are problems for all subjects counted?

Yes, practice in all subjects (math, language arts, science, and social studies) on your subscription will be counted. However, we will not count practice in subjects for which you have a trial.

Is practice counted starting June 1 or starting from when I registered?

Practice will be counted starting June 1, no matter when you registered—just make sure you register at by the August 31 deadline!

Will you be posting rankings so we can see where we stand in the competition?

Yes, we will be posting leaderboards of the top 20 students in each grade band on June 30, July 29, and August 19. The leaderboards will be posted on the IXL blog ( and on our Facebook page ( Winners will be announced September 7.

Will IXL count questions for previously mastered skills?

If the skills were mastered prior to the start of the contest, students can go back and practice them again, and those questions will count toward this contest. However, after they master the skill during the contest period, any further practice will not count.

Will IXL count incorrectly answered questions? Will questions practiced outside of the student’s grade level be counted?

Yes and yes! We encourage students to practice above or below grade level, and we want them to know that it’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them. For students in grades PK-4, questions in all grade levels will be counted. For students in grades 5-8, only questions from grade 3 and above are counted, while students in grades 9-12 must practice in grade 7 or above.

How do I sign up multiple students for the contest?

To register the first student, log into that student’s IXL account and complete this registration form. To register the second student (and all subsequent students), you must log into each new student’s account and fill out a separate registration form for each student.

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