The IXL Continuous Diagnostic…now with ELA!

May 24, 2018


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Can’t get enough of IXL’s Continuous Diagnostic? Then get ready for great news, because the diagnostic you know and love now includes language arts! Now you’ve got a one-stop, multitasking resource for personalized recommendations and insights that will take students’ language arts and math learning up a notch.






Get a big-picture look at students’ language arts knowledge

With the addition of language arts to the Continuous Diagnostic, student diagnostic stats just got a big expansion! You’ll now see students’ overall grade-level proficiency in language arts, as well as their levels in strands like reading, writing, vocabulary, and language conventions.

Give students a reading boost

Looking for a roadmap to reading fluency? In addition to assessing students’ overall language arts level, the Continuous Diagnostic measures students’ overall reading level (based on their responses to vocabulary and reading strategies questions) and recommends the exact skills they can practice to fill knowledge gaps.

Experience a first-of-its-kind diagnostic

The IXL Continuous Diagnostic is the only diagnostic that delivers student insights that are always up to date. Along with regular IXL practice, students simply answer a handful of questions a week and the Continuous Diagnostic automatically builds an accurate portrait of their knowledge. It then takes this information and provides specific skill recommendations to help students reach the next level of their learning. The whole experience is designed to empower and motivate students to see where they’re excelling and how they can continue to grow.

Ready to explore all that the Continuous Diagnostic has to offer? Try it out for yourself at and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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All Comments (14)

Marylinne Mbi June 1, 2018 at 6:57 am

When will the Study in the Sun summer contest begin.


The IXL Team June 1, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Hi Marylinne – this year’s Study in the Sun summer contest was just announced! Head to this blog post for details.


Shourik Das June 3, 2018 at 7:45 am

In the FAQ, you guys said that incorrectly questions answerd will not count towards the winners, but then you guys said that no more than 500 questions per day by a student would be counted. Why is it only 500. I love IXL, and on average, i do it for about 3 hrs a day and i can get roughly 2000 questions a day on average. Why is there a limit for it now? And can you please clarify what questions can be eligible towards the contest? Thanks!


The IXL Team June 4, 2018 at 11:46 am

Hi there — we’re glad to hear that you love IXL and are excited about our summer contest! Yes, only the first 500 questions per day (whether answered correctly or incorrectly) will count towards the contest – this is to encourage a balance of fun activities this summer. If you have any further questions, please reach out to!


Dawit Mekonnen Tsega June 11, 2018 at 4:01 pm

I would like my daughter to join a summer reading contest.


The IXL Team June 11, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Hi Dawit — what a great idea! While it’s not only reading, we do have a summer contest focused on practicing IXL skills – learn more here:


Jeff August 21, 2018 at 9:38 am

I could only see the Math questions under diagnostic although we are subscribed to both Math and Language Arts. Can someone point me in the right direction to access Language Arts Diagnostic. Thanks!


The IXL Team August 21, 2018 at 5:41 pm

Hi Jeff — For users who are subscribed to both subjects, Math and ELA are integrated in the Continuous Diagnostic found at While in the diagnostic arena, students will receive a few math questions followed by a few ELA questions to keep the experience engaging and fun. If you’re looking for Diagnostic results, they can be found under Analytics – Diagnostic. If you’re still having trouble seeing your ELA practice or levels, please reach out to and our team would be happy to assist.


Jennie September 5, 2018 at 8:06 am

So, there isn’t a way to have the students do JUST the math or JUST the ELA diagnostic. . . they have to answer both types of questions?


The IXL Team September 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

Hi Jennie — The Continuous Diagnostic now features integrated math and ELA questions to create a seamless and engaging experience for students (that also keeps their Diagnostic levels up to date!). If you’d like your students to focus on one subject at a time, they can filter within the Diagnostic Arena by toggling the icon on the right-hand side. If you have further questions, feel free to contact and our team would be happy to help!


Jennie September 5, 2018 at 11:57 am

Ah, that wasn’t easy to find, but I have got it now. Thanks!
For other educators reading this thread: Once the student is in the diagnostic arena, they can go to the “down arrow” on the right and then select the middle icon for math only.

Robert September 25, 2018 at 1:16 pm

I have a dual English Math subscription and my students are ONLY seeing the math section. If there is a way to toggle between subjects but I’ve not seen it at all, even after reading the above comments.


The IXL Team September 25, 2018 at 4:26 pm

Hi Robert — Thanks for letting us know! Please reach out to our technical support team at and they’ll look into this for you!


Jamie White January 7, 2019 at 12:16 pm

Very helpful thread! I have been lost on how to do this after the update. Thank you!


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