Excellent tool for ELA supplemental instruction
December 13, 2022

Excellent tool for ELA supplemental instruction

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • IXL Diagnostic
  • IXL Analytics

Overall Satisfaction with IXL Learning

As an ELA teacher, our department used IXL Learning for targeted practice of specific skills. IXL Learning aligns with our state standards, which made it easy to pull different skills that directly supported the scope and sequence of instruction. IXL Learning analytics allows users to monitor progress, which is helpful for addressing any gaps and celebrating success. The scope of my use was as a supplemental instruction tool. Students would be taught a skill, and IXL Learning was used to support their learning through additional practice.
  • Aligned to standards
  • Progress monitoring
  • Rigorous practice
  • Students sometimes have difficulty locating specific assignments
  • Student engagement is sometimes an issue - perhaps try incorporating high interest passages or text
  • Alignment with state standards
  • Available for all grade levels
  • Easily differentiate instruction
  • Improved student test scores
  • Improved teacher effectiveness
  • Increased student confidence when learning new concepts
IXL Learning was easier for the students to navigate, and it seems to have a better layout overall. NoRedInk appears slightly antiquated, and students were often confused on how to use the different features or answer questions. However, NoRedInk is the superior tool for teaching writing skills and giving students authentic writing practice. IXL Learning is better when it comes to practicing specific skills.

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In terms of IXL Learning for ELA, I think that IXL Learning is best suited for use as homework or as supplemental instruction. It should not be used as the primary means of introducing a topic or concept to students. I also found it to be a helpful diagnostic tool that helped me determine where each of my students was when beginning a new unit or standard.