Getting the Most Out of the IXL Continuous Diagnostic

We recently told you about the new IXL Continuous Diagnostic, which captures up-to-the-minute student insights and outlines clear next steps to help learners improve. 

Now, we’re sharing some tips and tricks for how to incorporate the Continuous Diagnostic into your instruction to help your students succeed!

Explore recommended skills from the Diagnostic Arena

Help your students improve from where they are with personalized skill recommendations from the IXL Continuous Diagnostic. Students will discover these suggestions as they practice in the Diagnostic arena, and they can click on skill recommendations from their Diagnostic stats page to start practicing immediately. Encourage students to dive into their recommendations if they finish classwork early, or have students work on them during lab time.

Leverage the Diagnostic Strand Analysis

Easily plan for small group instruction with the Diagnostic Strand Analysis! This report groups students with similar levels of proficiency on each strand and shows you the most common skill recommendations for each group. With these insights, you can identify and target potential knowledge gaps early on. Use the report to pull students into small groups where you can spend a few minutes working through their top skill recommendations. Then, have students practice those skills on their own as you supervise their progress.

Keep diagnostic stats up to date

With students completing regular IXL skill practice, it only takes a handful of diagnostic questions each week to keep levels current. To ensure you always have timely insights and recommendations available, have your students visit the Diagnostic arena for a few minutes each day as bell work or assign diagnostic questions as part of a station rotation model.