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 trying to ensure they don’t leave money on the table, exploring how they can best use ESSER relief funding based on the needs of their district and school. With multiple avenues of funding available, there is always an opportunity to help students accelerate literacy gains. Here is how Lexia® can help.
How Lexia Can Support ESSER Goals
Lexia offers a full spectrum of evidenced-based, professional learning, and instructional literacy programs built on the science of reading. Our solutions support teacher effectiveness and equitable literacy instruction to 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
No matter the funding, Lexia can help!
While many school leaders are trying to determine the best ways to utilize available ESSER funding, many sources of funding are available to accelerate literacy gains. Lexia’s evidence-based solutions qualify for many other key pre-K–12 federal, state, and local funding programs that can meet and sustain your goals well after ESSER funds expire.
Lexia’s evidence-based solutions qualify for many key pre-K–12 federal funding programs.
Proven To Accelerate Learning
All of Lexia’s products from Lexia® Core5® Reading to Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® and Lexia® English Language Development® 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 Lexia helps all students learn regardless of race/ethnicity, socio-economic, Emergent Bilingual, or special education status. Core5, PowerUp Literacy, 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
With Lexia’s professional learning solutions, all teachers in a student’s educational journey, elementary and secondary, will be able to understand and apply the science of reading and get the funding support they need. Lexia 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.
For school leaders seeking professional learning specifically designed to meet the wide range of needs of educators of adolescent students, Lexia AspireTM Professional Learning provides a flexible, self-paced, digital solution that uses the science of reading to help educators weave literacy skills and strategies into their instruction so they can support learners to read, comprehend, and articulate their ideas across various subjects. Lexia LETRS and Lexia Aspire both meet all of the criteria for effectiveness for all levels of funding, including ARP ESSER.
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