Announcing the 2020 IXL Elite 100

IXL reveals annual list of top teachers in the midst of an unprecedented moment in education

Congratulations to this year’s Elite 100 teachers! Our seventh annual Elite 100 list honors educators from across the globe who have prioritized personalized learning with IXL during the 2019-20 academic year. The Elite 100 were selected from 700,000 teachers and reside in 36 U.S. states, as well as in Canada and Venezuela. 

School closures due to the coronavirus pandemic spurred many educators to reinvent their teaching styles to fit new learning environments. Many teachers used IXL’s comprehensive curriculum to support daily instruction, leading to increased classroom performance despite learning virtually. Others utilized the Real-Time Diagnostic to identify struggling students and offer targeted intervention so children didn’t fall behind while learning from home. Additionally, educators leveraged detailed reports from IXL Analytics to facilitate data-driven instruction and support learners at the perfect level. 

See how these Elite 100 teachers implement IXL to guarantee every student receives a high-quality education, regardless of where they are taught: 

“Using IXL for virtual learning allowed me to utilize content from previous grade levels to fill in gaps for my struggling learners and provide above grade level challenges for students that needed that enrichment. In today’s new world, the Live Classroom feature is also valuable, as it allows me to obtain important information on the spot for facilitating a more productive lesson.” —Robert Stincer, Pine Jog Elementary School in West Palm Beach, Florida

“IXL saves me countless hours searching for content and allows me to remediate skill gaps immediately. I’ve had numerous kids increase their scores upwards of 15 points on the MAP standardized test in a school year, and close an entire grade level gap!”—John Martin, Roosevelt Elementary School in Cicero, Illinois

“I find the Student Score Chart to be very effective in helping me gauge a student’s progress across various standards. The Real-Time Diagnostic is also an excellent tool to monitor student growth in real-time. It allows me the opportunity to intervene when I see a child struggling with a particular concept.”— Sacia Sides, La Jolla Elementary School in Moreno Valley, California

“I use IXL to help review for a possible ‘COVID slide’, as well as a way to drive virtual instruction. Make IXL a weekly assignment and before you know it, you have an extra pair of hands helping ease this transition into the world of remote learning.”—Tara Soto, William Shemin Midtown Community School in Bayonne, New Jersey. 

“I frequently look at the Trouble Spots report to see which students are struggling with skills so that we can do a whole class, small group, or individual review of concepts to make sure students can overcome trouble spots.”—Molly Flores, UCIC Learning Center in Bothell, Washington

To see the full Elite 100 list, visit