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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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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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IXL in the Data-Driven Classroom

A case study of Mary Williams Elementary School in Dumfries, Virginia

April 26, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
IXL in the Data-Driven Classroom

Fifth grade teacher Lisa Ivy has been an IXL believer for seven years, and she uses IXL Math extensively with her class at Mary Williams Elementary School in Dumfries, Virginia. She’s a big fan of IXL’s real-time analytics feature because it gives her the data she needs to monitor student progress, keep her administrators informed, and make better instructional decisions in the classroom.

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A Year with IXL: Voices Academies – Part 2

Mid-year IXL highlights from students and teachers

March 9, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
A Year with IXL: Voices Academies - Part 2

At Voices College-Bound Language Academies, the 2016-2017 school year started off with a bang: a school-wide implementation of IXL! We documented the beginning of the IXL journey at Voices here. Now that the first half of the year is behind them, we caught up with a few students and teachers at Voices to find out how IXL has made an impact in their classrooms.

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