iReady at Home
A Guide for Parents of Southwest Parke Students
Why use iReady?
iReady is a program we use to provide a terrific diagnostic of your child's strengths and weaknesses in math and reading skills. With this information, it allows us to provide a personalized learning path tailored to your child's needs as well as additional resources for grade-level learning.
Teachers may include iReady assignments in their eLearning lessons because it is one of the best ways to deliver the exact instruction your child needs when he/she can't be in class with their teacher. We want to take advantage of this opportunity when we can, but we understand that not all students will have the internet and device access necessary to complete iReady lessons.
This guide will help you know how to use iReady at home and troubleshoot problems you may run into so your child can benefit from this learning tool.
Devices & Login Procedures
How do I help my child log in on a computer or Chromebook?
- Go to clever.com and log in using the school Google credentials (***@swparke.k12.in.us / student ID # OR with their Clever Badge). This is also how all eLearning lessons are accessed.
- Click on the i-Ready icon in Clever. This will automatically open iReady and sign the student into their account.
A few additional notes...
- The very best browser to use with iReady is Chrome (the only option on a Chromebook).
- Firefox, Safari and Edge are also supported browser.
- Always check for updates. Making sure that both your computer OS and browser are running the newest version available will avoid a lot of potential issues.
How do I help my child log in on an iPad?
- Download the free “i-Ready for Students” app from the App Store®. iPads must be compatible with iOS 11 or above. iReady may not work on older iPads that can't be updated to this iOS.
- Open the Clever® app (used for access to all eLearning lessons) and log in using the school Google credentials (***@swparke.k12.in.us / student ID # OR with their Clever Badge).
- Click on the i-Ready icon in Clever. This will automatically open the iReady app and sign the student into their account.
iReady CANNOT be used on...
- tablets other than iPads with iOS 11 or higher
If you do not have access to a compatible device, your child will not be able to do iReady away from school. Teachers are providing paper packets of alternative practice options. In addition, here are some recommended free smartphone/tablet apps that provide game-based math practice that is aligned with our math curriculum and reading practice.
Math: Look for "Splash Math" apps in your app store! (free)
Reading: Look for "Epic! Kids Books & Videos" (free for 30 days)
... or just read anything and everything!
Learning with iReady
How do I help my child start a lesson or activity?
Teacher-Assigned Lesson. If your teacher has assigned your child additional lessons, they will see a blue button. Click the blue button to begin these extra lessons.
- Note: If your child only has a green button reading “Math Diagnostic” or “Reading Diagnostic,” this means the Diagnostic assessment has been assigned. Your child should not work on their assessment at home. If you see a button like this, please contact your child's teacher.
Complete lesson. Your child should complete their lesson, trying their best. Please do not offer support or help during the lesson, as your child’s lesson is just right for their level, and it’s important for their teacher(s) to get accurate data about what your child knows and needs to learn.
Learning Games. Your child can click the Learning Games icon on the bottom right. Learning Games provide mathematics fluency and skills practice that fosters internal motivation while encouraging productive struggle.
How can I support my child’s learning?
- Speak with your child about using i-Ready to help them prepare for class work. Also explain that i-Ready will show teachers where your child is doing well and which topics need some more review.
- Encourage your child to take each lesson and quiz question seriously. Emphasize “thinking before clicking,” because just clicking through will not give teachers an accurate report of what your child knows and is able to do.
- Encourage your child to use the tools that will appear at the bottom of the screen in some lessons.
- Contact your child’s teacher about how often your child should practice at home, or with any other questions about i-Ready.