Technology Programs at the Gateway School: IXL
From web-based instruction to communication devices, at Gateway School, we infuse technological support and learning across all areas of our program. Each of our classrooms has a combination of desktop and laptop computers, Chromebooks, an interactive whiteboard system, and iPads. Instruction incorporates web-based activities and assessment, utilizing programs such as IXL, a groundbreaking platform and curriculum for K–12 education.
It’s just one example of how we use technology to provide a deeply engaging academic experience for our students.
Featuring a comprehensive curriculum, the IXL Continuous Diagnostic, and real-time Analytics, IXL helps students reach their full potential by delivering a truly personalized online learning experience. It helps build academic confidence and brings a challenge to students that is both engaging and fun.
Combining the best of computer learning and traditional classroom instruction, each of these IXL curricula offers key benefits for learning:
The Analytics section is extremely helpful in providing real-time data that teachers can stream while students are working. The reports show a very detailed picture of each student’s progress as well as class averages. It allows teachers to tailor instruction based on performance on certain skills, creating effective learning targets for each student.
Learning at the Right Pace
IXL gives students a fully detailed explanation of the problems they get wrong. This helps students understand their mistakes and improve skills at their own pace.
Reinforcement of Skills
All students receive personal accounts so they can access IXL and practice skills at home as well on any laptop or tablet. Parents can also follow-up, reinforce, and monitor their child’s progress. With IXL, parents and teachers can partner together to reinforce the specific skills that need improvement.
According to the IXL website, IXL is now used by more than 7 million students and more than 400,000 teachers, and at home by families worldwide. In studies of 42,940 schools across 12 states, IXL schools consistently outperform non-IXL schools, ranking as much as 16 percentile points higher on state assessments.
About RKS Associates
Since 1980, RKS Associates has been a leader in providing the needs of special education students and helping children grow to their fullest potential. Each of our schools seeks to empower each student with skills for life, work, and recreation; we believe that every individual possesses the dignity and potential to contribute to a better world.
As part of the RKS Associates Network of schools in New Jersey, the goal at the Gateway School is to assist all students in becoming as independent as possible and help them get ready for the future. Located in Carteret, NJ, we serve individuals throughout Central and Northern New Jersey. Contact us at our main office at 732.541.4400 with any questions or schedule a private tour of the Gateway School today.