The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP ESSER III) provides $122.7 billion in supplemental funding for schools and districts that will expire in fall 2024. School leaders are exploring how they can best use ESSER relief funding based on the needs of their district and school. At least 20% of district funds must be used to address learning loss through evidence-based interventions that support students’ academic and social and emotional learning (SEL) needs. Here is how Lexia ® can help.
How can ESSER funds be used to address interrupted learning?
How Lexia Can Support ESSER Goals
Lexia offers a full spectrum of evidenced-based, professional learning, and instructional literacy programs that are built on the science of reading. Our solutions support teacher effectiveness and equitable literacy instruction that can address interrupted learning (learning loss) and fall within the scope of these ARP ESSER allowable uses:
- Professional learning
- Identifying and addressing interrupted learning
- Summer learning/enrichment/after school/extended day
- Supporting diverse student populations
- Hybrid and remote learning
- Education technology
Proven To Accelerate Learning
All of Lexia’s products, from Lexia ® Core5® Reading, to Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® and Lexia® English Language DevelopmentTM, can help districts address short-term, interrupted learning and accelerate learning well beyond the pandemic. In a national study of more than 12,000 students conducted during disruptions in the 2019-2020 school year, Core5 helped prevent learning loss and accelerated reading growth for all pre-K–5 students during the pandemic. In fact, 80% of students using Core5 did not experience learning loss. Forty percent of students actually accelerated their learning, surpassing their projected NWEA MAP® GrowthTM goals.
Lexia Supports Equitable Instruction
Lexia’s literacy and language programs are research-proven, adaptive blended learning solutions that accelerate language and reading skills development and provide teachers with data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction for each student, and address unfinished learning. More than 20 externally reviewed research studies prove that Lexia helps all students learn regardless of race/ethnicity, socio-economic, Emergent Bilingual, or special education status. Core5, PowerUp, and Lexia English can be funded through ARP ESSER and meet the eligibility criteria for equitable instruction, accelerated learning, and effectiveness.
LETRS Professional Learning: Stimulus Ready
LETRS ® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) Suite, our evidence-based literacy professional learning solution for pre-K through third-grade teachers, shows teachers and administrators how to implement instructional routines and activities that differentiate instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. Based on the science of reading, LETRS is designed to teach the what, why, and how of literacy instruction to give teachers the deep knowledge to be literacy and language experts. LETRS can be funded through ARP ESSER and meets all the criteria for effectiveness.
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