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Announcing the New IXL Elite 100!

December 7, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Announcing the New IXL Elite 100!

Congratulations to the 2017 IXL Elite 100! We’re excited to celebrate our fourth annual Elite 100 list, which honors the top teachers from around the world who have shown the highest commitment to using IXL. The Elite 100 were selected from more than 300,000 teachers worldwide who use IXL, and we’re in awe that nearly one-third of this year’s teachers are repeat winners! These exceptional teachers hail from 26 U.S. states and countries including Australia, Canada, Lesotho, Mexico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, among others.

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A District-Wide Approach to Personalized Learning with IXL

A case study of Distinctive Schools in Chicago, Illinois, and Twin Cities, Minnesota

November 15, 2017

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A District-Wide Approach to Personalized Learning with IXL

Distinctive Schools, a network of charter schools in Chicago and the Twin Cities, faced a challenge when they implemented the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2012. They wanted to find tools that would support their diverse population of students and track progress towards new learning goals. The solution came in the form of IXL, which helped them transition to the CCSS while empowering teachers and meeting individual student needs.

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Calling all science lovers: new science skills available!

Plus, new language arts and Spanish skills

November 14, 2017

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Calling all science lovers: new science skills available!

We’ve just expanded our science offerings with a variety of new skills for elementary and middle school! This content places an emphasis on exploring science in the real world. Topics include ecology, genetics, engineering-design, chemical models, and more. Keep reading for a sampling of the new content, then try out these new skills on IXL!

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IXL Math Powers over 150 Percent Growth on MAP Benchmark Assessment

A case study of Saint Lucas Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 8, 2017

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IXL Math Powers over 150 Percent Growth on MAP Benchmark Assessment

Saint Lucas Lutheran School is a private K–8 school with a highly diverse student population that includes many families living in poverty as well as more traditional private school families. When Chris Luebke joined the staff in the fall of 2016, his middle school math students were all over the board in their mastery of grade level math skills. He brought in IXL Math to supplement his core curriculum and provide his students with individualized math instruction.

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Introducing ELA Recommendations!

There’s a new way to explore IXL

October 31, 2017

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Introducing ELA Recommendations!

IXL Recommendations are now available for language arts! Just like our math recommendations, this personalized feature suggests skills for students to learn in order to target their trouble spots, challenge themselves, and explore new topics. It’s a brand new way for students to explore our language arts offerings and take ownership of their learning—and we can’t wait for you to try it!

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IXL Social Studies Has New World History Skills!

Learn about the Age of Exploration, the Renaissance, ancient Greece, and more.

October 9, 2017

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IXL Social Studies Has New World History Skills!

We’ve just expanded our middle school social studies content to include new skills on world history! This release adds to our existing content on early China and European exploration and colonization, and we’re introducing our first skills in two important subject areas: the Renaissance and ancient Greece. Read on to preview the new skills, then head to IXL to try them out!

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Introducing IXL Spanish

October 2, 2017

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Introducing IXL Spanish

¡Buenas noticias! Today, we have some exciting news for world language learners: IXL Spanish has just been released. IXL Spanish covers beginner Spanish content and helps students build fluency in Spanish vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening, and other essential skills. IXL skills also educate learners about different cultures and help students build the confidence to use their new language skills in real-world scenarios. Continue reading to learn more about some of our favorite new skills and visit IXL to start practicing Spanish today!

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IXL Science in the Flipped Classroom

A case study of Sossaman Middle School in Queen Creek, Arizona

September 29, 2017

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IXL Science in the Flipped Classroom

Nancy Foote teaches 8th grade Conceptual Physics at Sossaman Middle School in Queen Creek, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. The school district is highly diverse, and her classes have varied science backgrounds and academic abilities. To help all of her students master honors-level physical science concepts, she has flipped her classroom to allow more time in class for individual support and active learning. IXL Science allows her to quickly identify misconceptions and focus her teaching on areas of need for her class and for individual students.

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Getting the Most Out of the IXL Diagnostic

September 26, 2017

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Getting the Most Out of the IXL 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 Diagnostic into your instruction to help your students succeed!

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Closing the Confidence Gap and Building Skills in ELA and Social Studies

A case study of Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School in Charleston, South Carolina

September 18, 2017

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Closing the Confidence Gap and Building Skills in ELA and Social Studies

How do you close the confidence gap for disadvantaged students? For Kathy Dizon’s 6th grade class, IXL was the key to accelerating academic achievement and boosting motivation. An inner city, Title I school in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School serves a diverse population with 88% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. In Kathy’s class, many students started the year significantly behind grade level. She turned to IXL Language Arts and IXL Social Studies to help them catch up.

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