Get ready: It’s almost time for students to vie for victory in IXL’s 2023 Spring Learning Showdown!
From April 1 to April 30, classrooms around the world can compete to answer the most questions on IXL. The top three classes in each grade range (nine total) with the highest average number of questions answered per student will win a $250 VISA gift card!
The three different grade ranges are:
The competition begins on April 1, and registration opens March 13!
After the contest kicks off, we’ll share leaderboard updates on the IXL blog on April 14 and April 21. Winners will be announced in a blog post on May 5. You can also follow IXL on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to stay updated on the latest results.
Check out a brief summary of rules and FAQs below. Good luck and happy learning!
For more information, please refer to the full contest rules.
Eligibility: Open to public and private elementary, middle, and high school classrooms worldwide with a minimum class size of 10 students. Classrooms must be part of an active IXL site or classroom subscription.
How to enter: The registration period begins on March 13, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. PDT, and ends on April 30, 2023, at 11:59 p.m PDT. During this period, a teacher may enter their classroom for the contest by completing the entry form. By entering, participants expressly agree to abide by the Official Rules.
How to compete: Students compete on behalf of their classrooms by accessing IXL at school and/or home and answering as many questions as possible over the course of the contest! The contest begins on April 1, 2023 at 12:00 a.m. PDT and ends on April 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
- Questions in all subjects on the classroom’s subscription (math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish) will be counted. For students in grades PK–4, questions in all grade levels will be counted. For students in grades 5–8, only questions from grade 3 and above are eligible. For students in grades 9–12, only questions in grade 7 and above will be counted.
- Skills that are repeated after they have been mastered (achieving a SmartScore of 100) once during the contest period will not be counted. No more than 50 questions answered by one student in a single skill (prior to reaching a score of 100) will be eligible. Each student must master (reach a SmartScore of 100 in) at least 3 skills during the contest period in order to have their questions counted.
- The total number of eligible problems completed will be divided by the total number of students in each class as of their entry date. In the event of a tie, the classroom with the higher percentage of correctly answered eligible questions will win.
- This contest is intended to encourage students to practice and gain confidence in their skills; any practice that does not conform to the spirit of the contest will be eliminated at IXL’s discretion.
How to win: The three classrooms from each grade group (PK-4, 5-8, and 9-12) that have the highest average number of questions completed per student will be selected as winners. Winners will be announced on May 5, 2023, and will receive a $250.00 U.S. Visa gift card.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I check the number of questions my class has completed?
Sign in to your IXL account and visit the “Students Quickview” report, which can be found by clicking on the “Analytics” tab. You can also find it by visiting https://www.ixl.com/analytics/students-quickview. Once you reach this report, set the date range to April 1 to the current date, select the subject(s) your students practiced, and set the grade levels if needed (see above for which grades count for which grade ranges).
How do I check to see if my students have mastered (reached a SmartScore of 100) at least 3 skills?
When you’re signed in to your IXL account, head to the “Analytics” tab and visit the “Score Grid” report. To see a rundown of students’ scores within the contest period, set the date range to April 1 to the current date and make sure you’ve viewing current scores and not “current scores or prior mastery”. (Not sure how? See the screenshot below!)
Are problems for all subjects counted?
Yes, practice in all subjects on your subscription will be counted. Questions answered in trial subjects are not counted.
Will questions practiced outside of the students’ grade level be counted?
For students in grades PK–4, questions in all grade levels will be counted. For students in grades 5–8, only questions from grade 3 and above are counted. For students in grades 9–12, only questions in grade 7 or above are counted.
Are problems answered as part of a Real-Time Diagnostic session, Diagnostic Snapshot, universal screener, Group Jam, or IXL Quiz counted?
No, questions answered in a Real-Time Diagnostic session, Diagnostic Snapshot, universal screener, Group Jam or IXL Quiz are not counted.
Is practice counted starting April 1 or when I registered?
Practice will be counted starting April 1, 2023 at 12:00 a.m PDT—no matter when you registered. Just make sure you register by the April 30th deadline!
Will IXL count questions for previously mastered skills?
If the skills were mastered prior to the start of the contest (April 1), students can go back and practice them again, and those questions will count toward this competition. However, after they master the skill during the contest period, any further practice will not count.
Will IXL count incorrectly answered questions?
Yes! We encourage students to practice above or below grade level, and we want them to know that it’s okay to make mistakes and then learn from them. Up to 50 questions answered by one student in a single skill (prior to reaching a SmartScore of 100) will be counted.
Still have questions? Check out the full rules or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!