The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic left many administrators and educators looking for evidence-based, research-proven tools and solutions to help mitigate the “COVID Slide”. Educators used new tools, resources, and strategies to keep their students learning--regardless of their learning environment. However, initial data from assessments is showing that there has been learning loss among students--and there are gaps that need to be addressed in order to flatten the curve of the “COVID Slide.”
Overcoming learning gaps by keeping students engaged, learning, and growing is more important than ever, but now educators have a unique opportunity to address learning loss with ESSER federal funds. With a goal of ensuring that every student facing a learning gap gets the right tool, implemented by the right educator, at the right time, Voyager Sopris Learning can help schools and districts navigate our solutions as you decide how to best use the federal ESSER and GEER funds.
Learn more about approved ESSER funded solutions
All three acts (CARES, HR133,CRRSA) provide education funding in two programs: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER). Each round of funding legislation has designated allowable uses, but the scope has expanded with each round.
The original 12 allowable uses in ESSER I were expanded to 15 in ESSER II. The DOE advises that ESSER II funds expands them even further to 21 allowable uses, including some of the following:
Each ESSER fund has its own time period of when it needs to be used by states, districts, and schools. They are:
Voyager Sopris Learning programs are grounded in Science of Reading and Structured Literacy research, to improve learning outcomes for students in grades K-12. To increase the impact of educational investments and meet the allowable uses outlined by the DOE for ESSER funds, schools and districts need to ensure that the solutions selected for their students have proven to be effective in leading to desired outcomes, namely improving student achievement and closing learning gaps. To assist your evaluation of programs that meet ESSER criteria, we have provided the research basis, efficacy and case studies for our programs in the table below.
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Blended literacy intervention based in the Science of Reading
Reading Rangers NEW!
Meaningful online reading practice based in the Science of Reading
LANGUAGE!® Fourth Edition
Literacy intervention based in the Science of Reading
Research-based ELA solution that builds critical reading skills based in the Science of Reading
Short-term reading and writing intervention for students in grades 4-12 based in the Science of Reading
Explicit, balanced, phonics-based tutoring instruction program for early reading skills based in the Science of Reading
Step Up to Writing®
Writing Instruction based in the Science of Reading
Math intervention for middle and high school students lacking foundational skills to enter algebras
Targeted math intervention for students in grades 2–8 to help them master critical math concepts and skills
Acadience Assessment Suite
Enhance early reading and math success and identify students experiencing difficulty acquiring foundational literacy and math skills.
ClearSight measures student mastery of state standards with items previously used on state high-stakes assessments. ClearSight Interim and Checkpoint Assessments include multiple forms of tests for grades K–high school.