Removal of IXL use in Public Education
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As a Former student, I speak for most of the students when I say that IXL is horrendous. IXL is Common Core sprinkled with "nice cotton" as I like to call it. The SmartScore point system is glitchy, and frankly, nobody wants the stress of this website. IXL can lead to stressful behaviour those being destruction of computers, self, and peers. For example,The point system within the program the kids use in IXL is horrible. If they get a question right, then their points go up, but if they get a question wrong (and they are more than 90% correct on all answers, then it takes AWAY MANY points in one fell swoop (they get bumped all the way down to 82%). This is extremely frustrating to the learning child (whether they "get it" or they don't). My child has spent WAY too many HOURS on this software because she "gets it" and missed ONE when she's almost at 100%. This kind of take-away point system is very NEGATIVE and way too TIME CONSUMING!!!!!! If a child "gets" a concept with more than 90% accuracy, they shouldn't be punished for it. This point system is a living nightmare, and should be taken off of school education standards!
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