Using Clever for Teachers

Teachers can sign in, create classes, and roster students with the Newsela + Clever integration. Use this Getting Started Guide to walk you through the steps and FAQ's of using Newsela with Clever.

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Sync with Clever

Logging in

  • Go to newsela.com.

  • Click Sign In.

  • Click Clever.

  • You’ll see your School/District Clever login page. Log in using your School/District Clever credentials.

  • Note: You can also login to Newsela by clicking the Newsela icon in your Clever portal.

When you log in for the first time

  • Newsela will ask you a few questions about your role and your school. Make sure you select your role of Educator, if prompted.

Importing Classes and Rosters from Clever

  • In Newsela, go to your Classes page by clicking your name in the upper right-hand corner, selecting Settings, the clicking into the Classes tab.

    • For districts that have opted in to Clever Bulk Rostering, you will see that your classes and students have already been imported. No further action is required.

  • Click Sync with Clever.

  • Select the classes you want to import, choose a grade level and subject for each, then click Sync Selected Classes.

    • You may need to wait for the sync to complete.

  • To confirm that your students are in your class, go to your Students tab. Under each class name, you’ll see a list of students in the class. The student roster in Newsela should correspond to the student roster in Clever.

    • If students are missing, please verify that they've been added in Clever. If not, please reach out to your Clever system administrator.

Imported students will see your class on their settings page.   

Clever FAQs

Q: Why can’t I import my class?

A: Newsela only imports current classes from Clever. If your school year starts on September 1, for example, you will be able to import classes starting September 1, but not earlier. 

If your semester has started, and you can’t import a class, you may have to restore an archived class following these steps:

  • Click on the Archived Classes tab

  • Select restore to reactivate the classes you need

  • Navigate back to the Classes tab.

  • Sync your classes again.

Q: My Newsela account says it is deactivated.

A: Your account/email is most likely not shared with Newsela in Clever. Reach out to your
school/district Clever admin and ask them to share your account in Clever with Newsela!