Teacher Review For IXL - Math and English

IXL is an engaging and differentiated tool to meet students' diverse needs.

Brenda P.
Classroom teacher
Culloden Elementary School
Culloden, WV
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My Grades 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
IXL is used in our classroom 1-2 times weekly and at home for students. The students are motivated to work diligently because I review with them the reports I receive weekly. If the class maintains or improves data from the previous week's report, everyone is invited to the prize box. The program is student driven providing the opportunity to work at their own pace and level. Since it is differential math practice for all children, I am available to provide intervention for struggling students. I also utilize the program to introduce or reteach skills as a whole group.
My Take
This is an excellent skill practice tool that provides a differential model to support and enrich student learning. The students are engaged in their learning creating an ownership/challenge to receive the trophy at the end of the skill. That gratification motivates them to move to the next skill. I have had gifted children become frustrated because they were challenged, and I feel this incident provides great insight into IXL.