Introducing the IXL Community

Support and resources for teachers

December 1, 2014


In the Classroom, IXL Insights

We’re excited to announce the launch of the IXL Community today! Located under the new Community tab on IXL, we’ve designed this professional learning community to be a space where teachers can get support, resources, and ideas for IXL.


Here are some of the helpful features you’ll find on the IXL Community:

Video tutorials and webinars

Missed one of IXL’s webinars? No problem! Watch our archived webinars and get tips, tricks, and insights from our speakers about how to use IXL to improve student achievement.

If you’re new to IXL, check out our new how-to videos, which include step-by-step guides for learn how to set up your classroom roster, evaluate students using SmartScore, and prep for standardized testing. 


IXL user stories

Get inspired by real-life stories of teachers who have used IXL in their classrooms – learn how fellow educators incorporate IXL into their core curriculum, use it for differentiated instruction, motivate students to study, and more!



Printable resources

From customizable certificates to class progress charts, IXL now offers free printable resources to use in the classroom!   





If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for the IXL Community, leave a comment below – we’d love to hear from you!

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All Comments (7)

nykasia December 5, 2014 at 11:50 am

I like ixl it teaches new things.


Ishaan June 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Hey guys!!
It is very informative to learn new things and have extra practice instead of going to tutions and other math or language arts classes. But I have 2 problems. Can you guys also please add scratch pad to do rough work on? And yes, when are you guys going to make IXL for Social Studies and


The IXL Team June 30, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Hi Ishaan, we have the scratchpad available on our mobile apps for iPad and Android! You can learn more about our upcoming social studies and science subjects here:


Revel April 10, 2016 at 11:31 am

Hi i just wanted to make some comments to help make ixl better! Here they are!!
#1 When you have compleated a lesson make it dissapeer
and 2 make it so it does not go back so fast because once i was at 99 and got three problems wrong and was back at 79 🙁


The IXL Team April 11, 2016 at 9:52 am

Hi there, thanks for your suggestions! We don’t have mastered lessons disappear because many people like to go back to review and refresh their skills. It’s also nice to see what all of your work has achieved! For our scoring, it is a challenge to get a SmartScore of 100, but unlike percentage scoring, it’s always possible! We don’t take many points off in the beginning of a practice session so you have a chance to familiarize yourself with the material. Once you’ve demonstrated that you know your stuff, you’ll see more complex problems. In order to complete the Challenge Zone, you have to answer a certain number of problems correctly, including the most difficult types.


shwetanshu August 17, 2016 at 11:09 am

once you reach the 90’s,you take away 5-10 points and when you get something correct you only get 1 point. That’s not fair.Please change it.


The IXL Team August 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Unlike traditional scoring systems, the SmartScore enables everyone to reach 100 with enough practice. The SmartScore is dynamic and changes to reflect your current level of mastery. In the beginning of a session, when you’re still getting the hang of a skill, you’ll rapidly earn points and lose very few. Then, once you’ve demonstrated understanding of a concept, you’ll be moved on to more challenging problems until you finally reach the Challenge Zone. In order to master a skill, you must consistently answer a certain number of questions correctly. If you answer questions incorrectly, the score will decrease and you’ll see easier problems to give you more time to practice and progress to mastery.


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