IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2015 – Leaderboard Update #1

Is your classroom in the top 20?

April 1, 2015


In the Classroom

More than 5,000 classrooms across the world are hard at work on IXL, hoping to win the Spring Learning Showdown! Are your students in contention? We’ve got an update on the top 20 classrooms!

Elementary School

  1. Esther Choi’s class, New Covenant Academy, Los Angeles, CA 2,000 questions per student
  2. Allison Capone’s class, Point Road School, Little Silver, NJ, 1,333 questions per student
  3. Jocelyn Smerz’s class, Wilson K-8 School, Tucson, AZ, 1,272 questions per student
  4. Kimberly Jacobsen’s class, Central Elementary School, Goodland, KS, 1,260 questions per student
  5. Warren Lee’s class, RCMA Academy, Wimauma, FL, 1,256 questions per student
  6. Jasmine Sadler’s class, Chestnut Charter School, Dunwoody, GA, 1,153 questions per student
  7. Elda Muller’s class, Loma Verde Elementary School, El Paso, TX, 1,148 questions per student
  8. Nicol James’s class, Academia de Liderazgo UCE, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, 1,128 questions per student
  9. Greg Williamson’s class, John F. Kennedy School, Oak Park, MI, 1,056 questions per student
  10. Gina Marchionda-Schneider’s class, Lakeshore Elementary School, Malone, WI, 1,050 questions per student
  11. David Perez’s class, Frank P. Graham Elementary School, Chapel Hill, NC, 1,048 questions per student
  12. Renee Martin’s class, The Oakwood School, Greenville, NC, 1,038 questions per student
  13. Sandra Scoltock-Martinez’s class, Niemes Elementary School, Artesia, CA, 1,037 questions per student
  14. Pam Wimer’s class, St. Mary’s School, Moscow, ID, 997 questions per student
  15. Nikki Grabill’s class, The Oakwood School, Greenville, NC, 948 questions per student
  16. Rachel Givens’s class, St. Mary’s Catholic School, Paris, IL, 947 questions per student
  17. Sherri Eddowes-Plummer’s class, Alconbury Elementary School, Huntingdon, England, 924 questions per student
  18. Melissa Knoblach’s class, Education Plus Academy, Harrisburg, PA, 913 questions per student
  19. Jesse Young’s class, Ross Elementary School, Odessa, TX, 905 questions per student
  20. Meghan Barzee’s class, Allen Road Elementary School, Syracuse, NY, 888 questions per student

Middle/High School

  1. Kalynn Viramontes’s 6th grade class, RCMA Leadership Academy, Wimauma, FL, 2,598 questions per student
  2. Haoyu Chen’s 7th grade accelerated class, St. Joachim School, Hayward, CA, 2,240 questions per student
  3. William Pass’s Period 4 class, Eli Whitney School, Chicago, IL, 2,131 questions per student
  4. Kalynn Viramontes’s 7th grade class, RCMA Leadership Academy, Wimauma, FL, 2,029 questions per student
  5. Ashley Holton’s Period 3 class, Valley Middle School, Oakland, NJ, 1,876 questions per student
  6. Kalynn Viramontes’s 8th grade class, RCMA Leadership Academy, Wimauma, FL, 1,730 questions per student
  7. Morgan Bianchi’s 6th grade class, Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL, 1,720 questions per student
  8. Haoyu Chen’s 7th grade class, St. Joachim School, Hayward, CA, 1,610 questions per student
  9. Clod Leonida’s Even Seven class, St. Nicholas School, Jersey City, NJ, 1,424 questions per student
  10. Ashley Holton’s Period 5 class, Valley Middle School, Oakland, NJ, 1,385 questions per student
  11. Melissa Rizza’s class, Thomas Edison Middle School, Meriden, CT, 1,297 questions per student
  12. Morgan Bianchi’s 8th grade class, Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL, 1,270 questions per student
  13. Ashley Holton’s Period 7 class, Valley Middle School, Oakland, NJ, 1,184 questions per student
  14. Hayrullah Karki’s class, Horizon International Bilingual School, Vietnam, 1,171 questions per student
  15. Catherine Henderson’s Math 7B class, Morrow Middle School, Rex, GA, 1,122 questions per student
  16. Robert Dally’s 1st/2nd period class, Dickinson High School, Jersey City, NJ, 1,119 questions per student
  17. Jaynie Poe’s Math 8th class, Whitaker Middle School, Salyersville, KY, 1,058 questions per student
  18. Ashley Holton’s Period 8 class, Valley Middle School, Oakland, NJ, 1,055 questions per student
  19. Beth Grady’s 3rd period class, Goodpasture Christian School, Madison, TN, 1,024 questions per student
  20. Odufuyi Jackson’s Class 724, JHS/IS 223 The Montauk, Brooklyn, NY, 1,011 questions per student

You have until April 23 to practice, so everyone still has a chance to claim one of the top three spots in each category!

If you haven’t already, register your classroom here by April 22, and read the full contest rules in our original post. Have questions? Check out the FAQ below or leave a comment!



How do I know if I’m registered?

As long as you have submitted your IXL username accurately, you are registered, so please enter it carefully! 

How do I check the number of questions my class has attempted?

Sign in to your IXL teacher account and visit the “Class Usage Log” report, which can be found by clicking on the “Reports” tab, and then under “Usage.” You can also find it by visiting www.ixl.com/reports/usage/class.

Once you reach this report, set the time range to between March 23 and present, and select the specific class you want to check. Select “Problems attempted” and click “Update report.” You will see the total number of problems this class has attempted at the bottom of the report. Then, divide this number by the number of students in your class.

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

Yes, we will be posting the top 10 classrooms on April 1 and April 15. Winners will be announced April 24.

I have more than one class. Is each class calculated separately? 

Each class is calculated separately. As long as your students are divided into classes on your “Roster” page, every class on your roster will be entered.

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 won’t count.

Will IXL count incorrectly answered questions, or questions practiced outside of the students’ grade level?

Yes and yes! We encourage students to practice above or below grade level, and we want them to know it’s okay to make mistakes and then learn from them. However, practice that is not consistent with the spirit of the contest – such as deliberately answering questions incorrectly – is not permitted.

Can homeschoolers participate?

This particular contest is just for school licenses. We will be having more contests in the future that will be open to other kinds of subscriptions, so keep an eye out!


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Danira Ortiz April 2, 2015 at 9:47 am

Hi. I just checked my class usage log as per the instructions above and set the dates from 3/23-4/1 since I know that’s when you were posting the update. The average per student is 1,296 questions. I see that the middle class listed at 10th place only had 1,011 per student. I just want to make sure I actually registered correctly. Can you verify that for me? My students are very motivated by this competition to work even harder than before and are monitoring our class progress.

Thanks for your time.

Danira Ortiz
6th grade teacher at Calcutt Middle School
Central Falls RI

The IXL Team April 2, 2015 at 11:47 am

Hi Danira – please email help@ixl.com and we can check. Thanks!

Mrs. James April 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Dominican Republic 🙂

Diana Sandifer April 2, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Hi! I have called you several times. I am wondering if I got my class registered. I tried to sign them up it acted like it went through will you please check. Please Email me and let me know my class is so excited about this.

The IXL Team April 3, 2015 at 9:44 am

Hi Diana, we have you. Thanks!

Jasmine Sadler April 3, 2015 at 4:48 am

We are so excited to be #6!

Takeshia Toles April 3, 2015 at 9:53 am

Yay!!!!!! Go Mrs.Sadler!!!!! You guys rock!

~Ms. Toles

Karen April 8, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Yes Number 11 IXL can you do a second update.

The IXL Team April 8, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Hi Karen, we plan on posting another update on April 15, so stay tuned!

Carlynn Radden April 13, 2015 at 4:07 am

Great News!!!

Terry Huitt-Green April 15, 2015 at 3:14 am

Way to GO!!!

Clod M Leonida April 15, 2015 at 8:14 am

My classes are doing both Math and ELA. Would their total be calculated from both subjects combined?

The IXL Team April 15, 2015 at 9:52 am

Hi Clod, yes, practice in both subjects will count!

sean April 15, 2015 at 9:43 am

Good luck guys only one more week left, best luck to all schools 😀

Frankie April 15, 2015 at 12:34 pm

How would I know if I registered correctly?

The IXL Team April 15, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Hi Frankie, please email help@ixl.com to check if you’re registered. Thanks!

Hannah June 28, 2015 at 1:34 pm

I registered my sons and daughters, but Im curious to know if this competition is only for schools?

The IXL Team June 29, 2015 at 9:26 am

Hi Hannah, the contest is open to individuals, so anyone with an IXL account, whether purchased for home or provided to them by their school, can enter!

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