Check Out the All-New IXL iPad App!

Latest version of K-12 education app features handwriting recognition, new practice screen, and more!

December 16, 2015


At Home, In the Classroom

The latest version of the IXL app is packed with fun new features that create an immersive, engaging, can’t-get-enough learning experience.  Download or update the IXL app today on the App Store to play with our captivating math and English language arts skills, or keep reading to learn more about what’s new!

Here’s how the latest version of the IXL app takes on-the-go learning to a whole new level of interactivity:

  • Celebrate achievements with an enhanced practice screen, featuring a real-time progress bar that tracks milestones at every step of your learning journey.
  • Handwriting recognition puts learning right at your fingertips – enter answers to math questions by simply writing on the screen!
  • Seamless transitions from questions to explanations enable students to quickly grasp new concepts and master skills.
  • Improved content navigation and search functionality invite students to explore new skills and view their status on every skill at a glance.

Plus, everything you love about IXL that makes learning a multi-sensory experience!

  • Engaging, interactive skills that make practice feel like play.
  • Earn awards and fill up your gameboard as you master skills!
  • Work through problems on the screen with our scratchpad feature.
  • Audio support that helps kids practice at their reading level.*

 *Available for math skills in grades 2-5

The IXL iPad app is a free download for all and features 10 practice questions each day for students not subscribed to IXL. Subscribers can log in through the app and practice unlimited questions across all subjects and grade levels. Download today on the App Store!


IXL Releases New Version of iPad App with Unprecedented Coverage of Pre-K to 12th Grade Math and Language Arts

Education app by edtech leader offers 14 grade levels of learning in a single download


SAN MATEO, Calif. – December 16, 2015 – IXL today released the latest version of its iPad app, which covers 14 years’ worth of math and English language arts instruction. The app features a complete progression of more than 4,500 skills from pre-K to 12th grade, covering addition to algebra, basic grammar to advanced writing skills, and everything in between. The app can be downloaded for free on the App Store.

“IXL’s app offers an immersive educational experience that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Paul Mishkin, CEO of IXL Learning. “Kids can learn and practice almost any math or language arts topic imaginable and continually be delighted along the way by creative visuals, challenges, and interactions.”

Learning on the go that’s exciting and joyful

IXL’s app features interactive question types that heighten curiosity and put learning at children’s fingertips. Kids can learn to count by placing stickers on colorful backgrounds, build their vocabulary as they sort words by their roots, grasp geometry concepts by using interactive graphing tools and more. Each grade level features a game board of awards to collect, each with a different theme, such as a jungle adventure or the Wild West. With more than 1,000 awards to discover and win, learners never run out of surprises. There are even more opportunities for children (and their parents and teachers) to celebrate accomplishments with IXL’s weekly e-mail updates and printable certificates honoring noteworthy achievements.

Enhancements for more engaging learning

The newest version of the IXL app includes enhanced functionality designed to make learning on the iPad more engaging and interactive. With handwriting recognition, math practice is more intuitive than ever:  kids simply draw answers with their fingers and the app recognizes what they’ve written, from simple integers to more complex entries like fractions and algebraic expressions. Another captivating new feature is a dynamic progress bar that shows students how close they are to their next milestone, motivating them to keep practicing and striving for mastery and making for a can’t-put-it-down learning experience.

Personalized instruction

IXL is carefully designed to guide and teach students at just the right pace. Each of IXL’s 4,500 skills adapts to the individual student, offering scaffolded questions that become progressively harder or easier based on how well the learner is understanding the material. Questions on IXL are algorithmically generated rather than pulled from a static question bank, ensuring that students never see the same question twice and always have something new to practice.

Availability and information

The IXL iPad app is a free download and features 10 practice questions each day for students not subscribed to IXL. IXL subscribers can log in through the app and practice unlimited questions across all subjects and grade levels. Download the IXL iPad app today for free here. For more information and to subscribe to IXL, please visit

Media, please note: Screenshots of the IXL iPad app may be downloaded at Demos and access to IXL are available upon request by contacting

About IXL Learning

IXL Learning is an educational technology company that delivers an immersive learning experience — for all students, in all grades, across all subjects. With one in 10 students already using it in the U.S., and over 20 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL is helping schools successfully use technology to improve teaching and learning. Our team of PhDs, teachers, and technologists crafts unique high-quality content and uses strategically mapped progressions to provide unprecedented depth, breadth and challenge for each specific skill. From pre-K to 12th grade, IXL’s content and technology enable fresh, engaging and personalized experiences that spark curiosity and build confidence. To learn more about IXL, visit, and

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All Comments (7)

Taylor January 8, 2016 at 5:04 am


One of my students just got access to Science IXL but it is not showing up on her username.



The IXL Team January 8, 2016 at 9:59 am

Hi Taylor, please contact us at or call (877) 282-4400 ext. 1, so we can figure out what’s going on!


Niky Garcia July 1, 2016 at 4:26 am

Hello, Im sorry to bother but I have a quick question, I do ixl on my computer, I’m kinda confused with the levels A-N… how do I know which is grade 7 and up?
Thank You!


The IXL Team July 1, 2016 at 9:46 am

Hi Niky, Level I and up will correspond to grade 7 and up!


ezudiin June 14, 2017 at 5:46 pm

i like to do ixl and it is great


Paul December 30, 2017 at 6:08 pm

My student is just getting started on ixl and won’t let them do a secret word.
Thanks Paul


The IXL Team January 2, 2018 at 10:40 am

Hi Paul–If you contact us at, we’d be happy to look into this for you!


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