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Technology FAQ


What is I-Ready?

I-Ready is an online software program that provides lessons to students based on their personal area of need in reading and math.

What is Clever?

Clever is a sign-in tool used to simplify the sign-in process. Clever is most often used for accessing
I-Ready, but many teachers are using it to access other apps as well.

What is a Clever badge?

This is a printed QR code (like a barcode) that the student will scan to gain access to I-Ready and other apps. It should be provided by your child’s teacher.

Will my home computer support I-Ready?

I-Ready will work on most modern laptop or desktop computers that are connected to the internet. See the chart below for more details.


Supported Operating Systems

Supported Internet Browsers


Chromium Edge




Windows 7 SP1



88 or higher

90 or higher

Windows 10 20H2
October 2020 Update

90 or higher


88 or higher

90 or higher

OS X 10.13 or higher 



12.1 or higher

88 or higher

90 or higher

OS X 10.14 or higher


14.1 or higher 

88 or higher

90 or higher

Google Chrome OS




90 or higher


Can I use my iPad?

I-Ready supports many iPad models that run iOS 14.1 or greater.

iPad users should download the I-Ready and Clever apps from the App Store. Both are free. If your iPad is not able to run I-ready or Clever, the App Store will give you a notification.


Can I use my phone or Android tablet?

I-Ready is not currently available for use on iPhone, Android phones or Android tablets.


How does my child sign-in to I-Ready?

Laptop or Desktop Instructions:

Go to in your web browser.

Go to the Student menu and select

Click Log-in with Active Directory. Student then logs-in with RCS username ([email protected]) and password.


Click Clever Badge Log-in. Student then scans Clever badge using webcam.

Proceed to I-Ready and complete lessons.


iPad Instructions:

Open Clever App.

Scan Clever Badge to open I-Ready App.

Proceed to I-Ready and complete lessons.


What if I have multiple children sharing a device?

Option 1: Make sure that your students’ teachers have supplied each student with a Clever badge. Each student will use it to log in and out of Clever/I-Ready. (HIGHLY SUGGESTED)

Option 2: Designate a browser for each child to exclusively use when using I-Ready.
(not available for iPad)

Option 3: Create a guest profile or different profile for each student to use on your laptop or desktop. (not available for iPad)


How much time should my child spend on I-Ready?

This will vary from class to class. However, students should not spend more than 45 minutes per week on I-Ready Math and 45 minutes per week on I-Ready Reading. Excessive use of I-Ready will lead to burnout.


What if I still have questions?

If you have instructional questions, please contact your child’s homeroom or subject area teacher. If you have technical questions, email our Instructional Technology Coach, Mr. Carey at [email protected].


One Drive/Office 365
Is One Drive/Office 365 available to all students
One Drive/Office 365 accounts are available for all students in 3rd through 12th grade.
How does my child get on One Drive/Office 365 on the computer?
Go to the Barfield Homepage. Click Students from the navigation. Select One Drive. When prompted, enter the username and password supplied by RCS. 
Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship
How can I keep my child safe when going online?
Here are some basic guidelines for keeping your child safe online
  • Follow family rules about when and where to use the Internet.
  • Be polite, kind, and respectful.
  • Understand a website's rules, and know how to flag other users for misbehavior.
  • Recognize "red flags," including someone asking you personal questions such as your name and address.
  • Never share your name, your school's name, your age, your phone number, or your email or home address with strangers.
  • Never send pictures to strangers.
  • Keep passwords private (except from parents).
  • Never open a message from a stranger; it may contain a virus that can harm a computer.
  • Immediately tell an adult if something mean or creepy happens.
Where can I learn more about safe and appropriate use of technology for my child?
Common Sense Media is an independent non-profit organization that regularly reviews apps, movies, games, websites and technology tools for children. They provide great strategies for talking to your kids and resources for learning more about our ever changing media landscape. Click here to go to their website.
Use of Student Images

Students in Rutherford County Schools often achieve amazing goals, produce fantastic work, and share their talents while at school. From time to time, pictures and videos may be taken of students by Rutherford County Schools for the purpose of showing off their work, awards, and achievements. Student art and creations may be displayed for the enjoyment of others. Examples could include, but are not limited to, Honor Roll being run in the paper, Student of the Month announcements, athletic achievement, and general district news.


You may opt out of having your child’s schoolwork to be displayed at the school or on school/district websites and online pages as well as your child's name and likeness to be released to the press, to be displayed at the school and/or placed on the school/district's website and online pages in relation to school activities, and in the school yearbook.  If you would like to opt out, this form is in the Student Data Verification in the Skyward Family Access portal.   

Where can I access my child's grades?
Student grades can be accessed from the Skyward Family Access portal. Log-in information will be sent home by your child's teacher. 
How can I contact my child's teacher?
Go to the Barfield Home Page. Click About Us from the navigation. Select Staff Directory. Scroll to find your child's teacher. Click the link to access their webpage or send them an email.
How can I find out what is going on at Barfield?
Calendar events and news items are posted at the beginning of each month on the Barfield homepage.