Student Directory

Teachers can navigate to their Student Directory by clicking their initials in the upper right-hand corner and selecting the Settings tab from the settings menu. Next, click on the Student Directory tab, where teachers can view and edit their class rosters.

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Student accounts created with a username and password in Newsela can be edited on the Students tab. Student accounts imported from other systems need to be updated in that system by your school technology administrator.

Edit Student Names

  1. Click the student's name in the Student Directory

  2. Enter the correct name.

  3. Click Save.  

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Edit Student Passwords

  1. Click the student's name in the student directory 

  2. Scroll to Password Reset. Enter the new password.

  3. Click Reset Password.


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To quickly find a student whose name or password needs to be reset, administrators and teachers will see a Student Lookup search box at the top of their Student Directory. They can use this box to find and update the accounts of students who are in classes.

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On the Students tab, teachers will see lists of the students in each of their classes.

Add Students: The way that you add students to classes depends on the option you used to create the class. You can find instructions more detailed instructions for each option here.

Remove Students: Click on the student's name, and then select classes. You can then remove the student by selecting the X on the right side of the line with the classroom name. The following option will appear

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Missing Students: If students names are missing from your student list, they are not yet enrolled in your Newsela class. If you manually built your classes in Newsela, missing students need to enter the class code on their settings page. For classes synced with Google, ClassLink, Schoology, Canvas, or Clever, students need to be listed in your classes in those platforms first.