IXL is the one of the world's most popular subscription-based learning sites for K-12. Used by over 7 million students, IXL provides unlimited practice in more than 7,000 topics, covering math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. The policies of IXL are unclear as to whether any social interactions between users are possible on the platform, as well as whether any personal information can be displayed publicly to others. IXL's policies clearly state that the service collects personal information from all users and that IXL may engage in targeted advertising to adult users, but that student information is not used for any advertising purposes. IXL's policies indicate that the service takes reasonable security measures to protect personal information, but do not provide sufficient details about the practices used. The policies of IXL are clear that the service is intended for school age children, and explain the methods by which IXL obtains parental consent prior to the collection or disclosure of any child's information.
The privacy evaluation is independent from the Common Sense edtech tool review. Privacy evaluations are designed to clarify how a service protects information, which will allow people to make informed decisions before using a tool with students.