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Announcing the 2018 Elite 100!

IXL reveals annual list of top teachers from around the world

November 15, 2018

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Announcing the 2018 Elite 100!

Congratulations to all teachers in the 2018 IXL Elite 100! We recently celebrated our fifth annual Elite 100 list, which honors educators from around the world who have shown the highest commitment to using IXL during the 2017-2018 academic year. Our Elite 100 teachers continue to blow us away, and for the second consecutive year, nearly one-third of Elite 100 teachers are repeat winners!

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Helping Special Education Students Soar with IXL

A case study of Black Canyon High School in Emmett, Idaho

November 14, 2018

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Helping Special Education Students Soar with IXL

Annette Lutes, a high school special education (SPED) teacher at Black Canyon High School, needed to find an easier way to assess student learning and deliver personalized instruction in a classroom with a broad range of ability levels. She turned to IXL, which helps her meet students where they are and empowers them to work independently. As a result, Annette’s students are achieving multiple-grade level gains and are dedicated to learning and making progress.

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Using IXL Analytics at Home!

3 reports parents can use to help their children achieve more

September 21, 2018

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At Home, IXL Insights, Back to School
Using IXL Analytics at Home!

If your children have been using IXL this school year or if they use IXL at home, you may have heard about some of our unique reports in IXL Analytics. These reports provide detailed insights on how your kids are performing and working towards their academic goals–a great way to check in on your children’s progress between report cards and parent-teacher conferences! Continue reading to learn more about some of these reports in IXL Analytics and discover tried and true practices that you can immediately start using!

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How one teacher accelerates student achievement with IXL!

A case study of Chicago Public Schools, presented at ISTE 2018

July 11, 2018

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In the Classroom, For Admins
How one teacher accelerates student achievement with IXL!

This year at ISTE 2018, we were joined by a special guest presenter, Betty Sellas, a 4th grade teacher at Chicago Public Schools. Betty has used IXL Math for the past eight years and IXL ELA for the past two years, and is a four-time IXL Elite 100 teacher! With her wealth of IXL knowledge, Betty shared some of her IXL best practices and discussed how she builds student achievement with the program. Continue reading to learn how Betty helps her students succeed with IXL!

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Mastering the Multi-Grade Classroom with IXL

A Case Study of Freeman Academy in Freeman, South Dakota

June 18, 2018

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In the Classroom
Mastering the Multi-Grade Classroom with IXL

Karla Rupp, an elementary teacher at Freeman Academy, faced a challenge in effectively teaching her multi-grade classroom. She wanted to meet the needs of her first, second, and third graders, but it was difficult to cover all of their curriculum while still meeting each student’s individual needs. Her solution was IXL, which allowed her to differentiate instruction and navigate a myriad of standards – and, within months, Karla’s students were thriving and showed considerable academic growth.

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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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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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Here’s to 10 years! Insights from Longtime Customers

October 17, 2017

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At Home
Here’s to 10 years! Insights from Longtime Customers

IXL has reached a major milestone: our 10th anniversary! To celebrate, we checked in with a few of the all-star customers who have been part of the IXL family since the very beginning. Read on to discover how these teachers and families use IXL, why they love it, and more:

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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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