Using ESSER funds to address unfinished learning

From addressing unfinished learning to working towards proficiency and achievement goals, the MAP Suite and NWEA Professional Learning offer the right tools to help educators both during the school year and over the summer.

Administer high-quality assessments, track progress, differentiate learning

Implement evidence-based activities

Provide information to assist parents and families

Track attendance, improve engagement

Administer high-quality assessments, track progress, differentiate learning

Implement evidence-based activities

Provide information to assist parents and families

Track attendance, improve engagement

How the funds can be used

LEAs may use ESSER funding to purchase NWEA solutions for the following allowable uses.

  • At least 20% of funds must be applied to addressing unfinished learning, including:
    • Administering and using high-quality, valid, and reliable assessments to accurately assess students’ academic progress and assist educators in meeting students’ academic needs, including through differentiating instruction
    • Implementing evidence-based activities to meet the comprehensive needs of students
    • Providing information and assistance to parents and families on how they can effectively support students, including in a distance learning environment
    • Tracking student attendance and improving student engagement in distance education
  • Purchasing education technology including hardware, software, and connectivity
  • Planning summer learning, after-school programs, or online learning during the summer

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