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Moving Beyond the Standard Curriculum with IXL Math

A Case Study of Roscommon Elementary School in Roscommon, Michigan

November 17, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Moving Beyond the Standard Curriculum with IXL Math

Second grade teacher Scott Mayes knows the struggle of differentiation. It was a daily challenge until his school, Roscommon Elementary, purchased a license for IXL Math in 2012. Since then, Scott has used IXL to give his students extra support and expose them to math concepts that have not yet been covered in their standardized math curriculum.

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IXL Analytics: Data that supports all your teaching needs

October 20, 2016

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In the Classroom
IXL Analytics: Data that supports all your teaching needs

No two days are the same in the classroom, and we know how hard you work to keep students engaged and to support all the diverse learners in your class. Which is where IXL Analytics comes in. Have you used it in your classroom yet? If not, read on to find out how IXL Analytics can help streamline your school days from whole class to small groups to one-on-one settings.

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How Does IXL Math Impact Learning? Two Studies Show Results!

Administrator Blog Series, Part 6

March 25, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
How Does IXL Math Impact Learning? Two Studies Show Results!

We don’t want you to just take our word for it that IXL Math works. That’s why we’re sharing the evidence from two independent research studies: one from an RTI model in a rural Kentucky high school and another from a before-school math lab in a California elementary school. Read on to find out the results!

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Teacher Tips to Help Students Do Their Best on Testing Day

March 23, 2016

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In the Classroom
Teacher Tips to Help Students Do Their Best on Testing Day

Testing season is here in full force. You’ve spent the year preparing students as best you can, and now it’s time for them to show what they’ve learned. But even while they put their academic knowledge to the test, you can help them succeed with some of these tips to make students’ school day as conducive to testing as possible.

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Make the Most of EnVision Math with IXL Practice

EnVision Math/IXL Lesson Alignments Available to Download

March 10, 2016

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In the Classroom
Make the Most of EnVision Math with IXL Practice

Did you know IXL provides textbook alignments for the EnVision Math series? We talked with IXL Training Specialist Kelly Oh to get the inside scoop on how easy it is to incorporate IXL into your lesson plans! Read on to find out more about our alignments to each topic and lesson in EnVision Math and to download a sample lesson plan.

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Drowning in Data? The Characteristics of Effective Classroom Data

Administrator Blog Series, Part 4

February 17, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Drowning in Data? The Characteristics of Effective Classroom Data

It seems the age of big data is finally here, both in our daily lives and in the classroom. The volume of data has exploded in recent years, but more data doesn’t always mean more useful data. In order for classroom data to be effective, it needs to meet certain criteria. In the following post, we’ve highlighted 7 characteristics that make classroom data meaningful for teachers and administrators alike.

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Strategies to Prep for Spring Testing

Administrator Blog Series, Part 3

February 8, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Strategies to Prep for Spring Testing

Spring testing season can be a stressful time—for both students and teachers! But if you start planning now, you can have a roadmap to keeping your entire school or district motivated and prepared for the challenges ahead.

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How IXL Can Save You Time with the EngageNY Curriculum

EngageNY/IXL Lesson Alignments Available to Download

February 1, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
How IXL Can Save You Time with the EngageNY Curriculum

Do you use EngageNY math in your classroom? Are you struggling to complete all the necessary lesson components during your instructional time? We’ve enlisted the help of IXL Training Specialist Lauri Susi to break down the intended philosophy behind EngageNY and to show how using IXL with this curriculum can actually save you time! And, we even have two EngageNY/IXL lesson alignments available for download.

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5 Common Core Resources

September 17, 2013

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Common Core
5 Common Core Resources

Now that school is in full swing and widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards is well underway, here are a few resources to help you navigate amid all the buzz. 1. My 10 Greatest A-ha Moments in Working with the Core – 2010 National Teacher of the Year and co-author of the book Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards Sarah Brown Wessling explains how she came to understand the Common Core and what it means for her and her students. She discusses her changed attitude about state standards and shares insights from her journey in this informative and inspiring white paper from the Teaching Channel. 2. Common Core Math Activities – Are you looking for math lesson plans that align to Common Core?

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IXL Insights – State Standards Tab

February 14, 2013

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For Admins, IXL Insights
IXL Insights – State Standards Tab

Teachers, as you start to gear up for state testing, remember to bookmark IXL’s State Standards tab! Whether your state follows its own set of standards or the Common Core, this page makes it easy to keep track of the skills your students will be responsible for knowing come test time. (And you don’t even need an IXL account to access them!) Our standards page provides a full list of math standards, clearly labeled and organized by grade level. Below each strand are links to the IXL skills that are aligned with that particular standard.

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