Teacher Review for IXL - Math and English

Great practice for students and aligns with Common Core Standards

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
This is a paid product, but I have used it in the classroom to help students practice concepts we have learned in class. It is easy to run diagnostic tests on students that will determine their levels in Math and Language Arts. You can analyze these levels and create an action plan for each student based on their individual needs. You can also use IXL to run pre-assessments to see where students are before teaching a concept. Lastly, IXL aligns skills with state standards and text books.
My Take
Overall, I liked using IXL as extra practice in the classroom and at home. The website is visually appealing and simple to use. It provides additional resources to keep track of student progress and information for parents. I liked that I can see which questions my students missed as well as how long it took them to complete or master the skill. I also like that IXL provides students with the correct answer, an explanation when they miss a question, and examples that show how to solve the problem. I would like to see a "kid-friendly" version of IXL for lower grades and a larger font size.