What’s new on IXL – November 2020

At IXL, we strive to keep our personalized learning platform in line and up to date with students’ evolving needs. Each month, we compile a list of our top new features to help you—as a learner, educator, or parent—get the most out of IXL. 

Read on for a roundup of recent releases, including the ability for families to pin skill plans and suggest skills to individual children, a new WIDA ACCESS skill plan, and more!

New features

Pin skill plans for children

Parents can now pin skill plans for children, making it easier for kids on family memberships to learn using skill plans both online and in the IXL iOS app. To pin skill plans, parents simply sign in to IXL.com with their parent profile, select a plan, and click the thumbtack icon next to the plan’s name!

New skill plan for the WIDA ACCESS exam

We added a skill plan for the writing portion of the WIDA ACCESS exam! The WIDA ACCESS assessment is administered to K-12 English language learners in 40 WIDA Consortium member states across the US. This skill plan will help teachers better understand students’ WIDA ACCESS scale scores and see exactly what students need to work on to grow. 

New math and ELA skill plans

To make it even easier to find content that supports daily instruction, we’ve created new skill plans covering math and English language arts textbooks. Check out our skill plan pages to view them all!

Updated features

Families can suggest skills to children

Families are now able to suggest skills to individual children in every IXL edition! This update allows families with multiple children at different grade levels or abilities to suggest a skill to a specific child. In the US, UK, CA, and AU editions, children also now see all of their suggested skills in one spot on their Recommendations wall.

Admins can set custom school hours

Administrators can now specify when their school day starts and ends on the Settings page (default school hours are set for 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on weekdays). Setting hours will allow both teachers and administrators to see an accurate picture of student practice at home versus in school by using Analytics. This new setting is especially valuable for districts that need to report at-home usage to retain funding for IXL.