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It is a good tool for students to test themselves

This would be a good tool fro teachers to use in Algebra Class and to practice during class or after class. It is very easy to use.
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Good Skill Reinforcement - Horrible Company

I loved the free trial version. I loved the data it was returning. My students were enjoying the computer-based tool. Then I saw the price and cringed. I work in a tiny rural k-12 school with less than 350 students in it. I am the only person in the school who is likely to use the program so I need 10 student licenses at best. I emailed for a quote and was given a price of $299 a year for 25 licenses. I explained my restrictions and they came back with a counteroffer of 10 student licenses on a "family plan" for $439 a year. I'm a teacher for god's sake, do they really think I'm that stupid? Why would anyone purchase a program from a company that is willing to con schools out of valuable resources? Please do not make any purchases from this company. They are scamming schools out of money and treating educators like idiots.
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I didn't, and my children did not like IXL.

Sorry, but i think it was horrible. There were many bugs and my children said when they got their answers wrong, it was to complicated to understand the "incorrect" page. They were more intrested in the math though. My kids said they hated the ELA part.
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Dont do it

Hate it! the learning process is awfull it gives you 2 points for getting a problem correct and removes 7 for getting one wrong. IF you want to assign this make sure you try and get to a 100% first. Honestly, it just makes the kids hate you and not want to do it. Give really homework not this, I know its easy for you but its not for the kids. Hopefully, teachers see this because for some reason they all seem blind to it.
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Terrible tool for students

I introduced IXL to my students in our Advanced class, and they absolutely hated it. Though it is a helpful tool, If students don't have a passion for learning, then whats the point of teaching. Students get frustrated with IXL, and are unmotivated it. Now, I use it as extra practice to study for tests. Parents don't waste your time on IXL, my 7th graders hate it. If it was fun, it would have maybe 4 stars, and I don't unserstand why it does have 4 stars. IXL is a waste, Teachers and parents, don't waste your time with it!!!
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Not what you'd think

Even though the website is aesthetically “pretty”, it’s confusing to navigate. I spent about 30 minutes trying to figure out how to assign practice questions to my students. After a while I had to give up since it was taking too much time. This website provides a tutorial but I think it needs to go a bit deeper, unless assigning practice exercises isn’t a feature of this site. I was greatly disappointed with the user experience because they advertise “personalized learning”, but I wasn’t able to personalize anything that would help meet specific student needs.
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Great interactive lessons to review content.

Great program for individualizing student practice.
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Great for Differentiation

I really like IXL because I am able to differentiate my instruction to help all my students. I wish that it was easier for students to see what they have been assigned because it would be more user friendly. Instead of having a "to-do" list, I have to assign my students the specific skill through Google Classroom and give them the link. It is okay, but I would love if the students had a todo list and I could just assign each student their own activities in an easier manner.
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Easy formative assessment that the kids enjoy

I like this program. There are so many topics to choose from and it is so easy for the students to do. My kids really do not mind using this program for homework at all. Your students also get 10 questions for free, but you can pay for licensing and your students then get as many questions as they want as well as having more data opportunity for teachers. Overall, I have really liked ixl.
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IXL greatly aligns to the state of Virginia's math Standards of Learning!

I like alignment it provides to my state's standards. VA is not a common core state, and aligned resources are harder to find.
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