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

Understanding unfinished learning

NWEA researchers have spent the last year studying COVID-19 school closures to help educators understand the impact on student learning. Lean on the insight and analysis from our experts to inform your recovery plan.

RESEARCH BRIEF

The impact of COVID-19 school closures on student achievement and growth

Using national data, this research sheds light on how school shutdowns
impacted student academic achievement and growth at the start of the 2020–21 school
year.

Read the research

Webinar

Assessing student learning in the “new normal”: Considerations for policy and practice

Webinar

How did COVID closures impact student learning? The data is in.

Our panel discusses the impact COVID closures had on student achievement and offers guidance for supporting students with unfinished learning.

View webinar