differentiation

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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In the Classroom, For Admins
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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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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In the Classroom, For Admins
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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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
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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An IXL implementation model for truly personalized learning

October 18, 2017

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In the Classroom
An IXL implementation model for truly personalized learning

Ready to take your IXL experience beyond skills practice? Along with a content library offering thousands of skills, IXL gives you the tools to easily and effectively differentiate learning in your classroom. We’ve put together one implementation model to guide and inspire you to take personalized learning to the next level.

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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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In the Classroom, For Admins
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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In the Classroom, For Admins
Getting the Most Out of the IXL Diagnostic

We recently told you about the new IXL 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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In the Classroom, For Admins
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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A Year with IXL: Voices Academies Final Takeaways

Students, teachers, and the principal reflect on the year’s successes

September 11, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
A Year with IXL: Voices Academies Final Takeaways

Voices Academies, a K-8 charter school in San Jose, has recently completed its first year with IXL! Keep reading to hear about how IXL has made a difference in its classrooms—or check out the video series about their journey here.

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A Year with IXL: Voices Academies – Part 3

Spring IXL Highlights from students and teachers

May 25, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
A Year with IXL: Voices Academies - Part 3

Spring at Voices College-Bound Language Academies is a busy time. Over the last nine months, IXL has become an integral part of the classroom experience at the K-8 charter school in San Jose. Keep reading to hear about the progress teachers and students are reading—or check out the video series about their journey here.

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4 Ways to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

March 23, 2017

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In the Classroom
4 Ways to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity

There are over 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, and over 300 of those are spoken in the U.S., so chances are your students speak some of them. Strategies for teaching ELLs often focus on learning English as quickly as possible, and once students master English, their native languages are often left at home. But rather than think of your classroom as a Tower of Babel, you can celebrate and recognize your students’ linguistic heritage while still moving towards English proficiency.

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