Make the Most of ARP ESSER Funds

How to address learning loss and make the most of American Recovery Plan - ESSER

Make the Most of American Rescue Plan - ESSER 2021 Funds

The COVID crisis has caused unprecedented learning loss for so many students. One of the places where instruction has been impacted is foundational literacy skills (teaching children to read). To respond to this critical crisis, and to help educators, Really Great Reading is providing districts with tools to help them navigate ARP ESSER 2021 guidelines and compliance, with a focus on how to address learning loss using evidence-based reading interventions. 

Download the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund 2021 Fact Sheet>>

 

Free Summer School Lessons & PD

FREE Science of Reading Summer School lessons

To respond to the learning loss crisis, Really Great Reading is releasing a complimentary and comprehensive set of Free Science of Reading Summer School Lessons (May 1- August 15). Educators, qualify by attending a complimentary training and taking a quick quiz. Register on a complimentary seat>>

Complimentary Diagnostics & Grouping

Diagnose and assess for learning loss

In just 5-7 minutes per student, Really Great Reading's complimentary diagnostic assessments reliably assess students, monitor their progress, and assist educators in meeting student's individual needs. Download our family of  free diagnostic decoding surveys>> and use our complimentary Grouping Matrix to group and progress monitor your students>>

K-12 Interventions & Instruction 

Evidence-based interventions for learning loss COVID 19

Avoid special education referrals, address learning loss,  and Implement evidence-based interventions to meet the needs of students. Explore our evidence-based multisensory explicit foundational literacy supplements and interventions>>

FAQs - American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund 2021 

Congress approved additional funds this year to complement last year's relief legislation aimed at schools. The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 will provide over $120 billion in assistance to states to distribute to local schools. This comes on top of measures passed last year, the CARES Act (ESSER), and the CRRSA (ESSER II).

Download the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund Fact Sheet>>

Section 2001(c) of the ARP requires the Department to determine ARP ESSER Fund allocations based on the proportion that each State received under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in the most recent fiscal year.

Download ARP ESSER Methodology for Calculating Allocations>> 

LEAs must reserve a portion of their funds to address "learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions and ensure that those interventions respond to students’ social, emotional, and academic needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups." LEAs can use the remaining funds "for a wide range of activities to address needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic, including any activity authorized by the ESEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), or Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006(Perkins CTE).

See this Department of Education Fact Sheet for more information>>

Up to 5 percent of the total ARP ESSER allocation for the implementation of evidence-based interventions aimed specifically at addressing learning loss, such as summer learning or summer enrichment, extended day, comprehensive afterschool programs, or extended school year programs. o 1 percent of the total ARP ESSER allocation for evidence-based summer enrichment programs. o 1 percent of the total ARP ESSER allocation for evidence-based comprehensive afterschool programs.

However, Really Great Reading is releasing a set of Free Science of Reading Summer School Lessons (May 1- August 15). Educators, qualify by simply attending a complimentary 3-hour SORing to Summer School Success virtual implementation training and taking a quick quiz.

Register on a complimentary seat>>

Schools can use funds for addressing learning loss by:

  • Administering high-quality, reliable assessments that can assess students, monitor progress, and assist educators in meeting student needs, including using differentiated instruction. 

Download our family of free diagnostic decoding surveys>> 

Use our complimentary Grouping Matrix to group and progress monitor your students>>

  • Implementing evidence-based activities to meet the comprehensive needs of students. 

​​Explore our evidence-based multisensory explicit foundational literacy supplements and interventions>>

  • Providing information and assistance to parents and families on ways to support students.

Visit our Home Connection: FREE, parent-friendly PDFs for student practice>>

  • Tracking student performance and engagement. 

Use our Reading Playground in conjunction with our lessons>> Our Reading Playgrounds are a student practice portal where foundational literacy skills can be independently practiced. 

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