Strategic Planning for Continued Recovery

 

The Strategic Planning for Continued Recovery (SPCR) initiative aims to support state educational agencies (SEAs) as they work with local educational agencies (LEAs) to sustain effective investments funded by ESSER.


To take full advantage of the supports provided through the SPCR, SEAs are encouraged to compile cross-functional teams that bring different perspectives and expertise related to improving student outcomes, and strategic and financial planning.  If your SEA is interested in participating, sign up your SEA team here.

The SPCR focuses on supporting SEAs (and, by extension, LEAs) to implement six strategies:

A series of boxes contain the words: 1. Determine impact of investments, 2. Prioritize efforts for ongoing recovery & transformation, 3. Achieve sustainability through financial planning, 4. Ensure access & opportunity for all, 5. Communicate impact of investments, 6. Support/sustain systemic capacity.

Within those strategies, SEAs can engage LEAs by using five levers: 1) Grantmaking; 2) Monitoring; 3) Policies; 4) Technical Assistance; and 5) Partnerships.

Through the SPCR, SEAs can participate in a variety of activities, including: 

  • A webinar series – attend live or watch a recording
  • Opportunities to learn from and share with other SEAs – and join the Cross-SEA Collaboration Sessions 
  • Individualized consultations with SPCR initiative content experts to get support on the challenges your SEA is having
  • Review of videos and tools in the resource portfolios below 


SEAs will not incur any costs for participating in this initiative and will have the opportunity to work with SPCR content experts to tailor the supports to their specific needs.

Since the majority of COVID recovery funds are allocated to LEAs, the SPCR has a heavy focus on supports SEAs can provide to their LEAs to support sustainability of their investments. We encourage SEAs with unitary status to apply the strategies/resources indicated for LEAs to the appropriate context within their SEA.

Note: References to ESSER also apply to Education Stabilization fund (ESF) or American Rescue Plan-Outlying Area (ARP-OA) SEA funds.

Access the SPCR SEA Sustainability Planning Template!

Use the SPCR SEA Sustainability Planning Template on your own or with your LEAs to implement the six sustainability strategies. You can supplement your sustainability work with other tools and resources found below. 

Bright Ideas Across the Network

Mississippi Supports Their Professional Growth Systems

Mississippi created two crosswalks reflecting how the Supporting Students in Poverty with High-Impact Instructional Toolkit compliments an existing state priority: Professional Growth System for Educators.

Mississippi Professional Growth System Teacher Rubric

Mississippi Administrator Growth Rubric

Massachusetts DESE: How Do We Know

This website provides resources to help Massachusetts districts locate existing research and to support their ability to measure implementation and impact as part of their improvement strategy.

Ohio and Louisiana's Data Dashboard

Here are two examples of data dashboards OH and LA have used to help the public better "understand the impact of the pandemic on their students and progress towards academic recovery”.

View the Ohio Dashboard here.

View the Louisiana Dashboard here.

 

Getting Oriented to the Resource Portfolios

The Resource Portfolios are aligned with each of the SPCR strategies.

 

For each strategy, the Resource Portfolios include:

  • Driving Questions
  • Examples of levers SEAs can use to encourage LEA action
  • Examples of how SEAs or LEAs have used tools
  • CCNetwork Resources
  • External Resources

Use the navigation on the left to take a deeper dive.

SEA Levers generally fall into five categories:

grantmaking, monitoring, policy, technical assistance, partnerships

Determine Impact of Investments

Why is it important to determine the impact of investments?

An important consideration when thinking about sustainability is knowing whether or not investments are having the desired effects. For example, is the reading intervention implemented improving student performance in reading? Is the math tutoring program put in place using ESSER funding resulting in the expected improvements in math? Read through the content below to learn more about how to determine the impact of investments. 

Driving Questions:

  • Which evidence-based interventions were selected and implemented?
  • What is the theory of action or logic model for each intervention?
    • How do the resources/inputs, activities, and outputs connect to produce the expected outcomes?
  • What data are being tracked to determine if the intervention will achieve the expected outcomes?
  • How are the SEA and LEAs communicating priorities, investments, and current progress to various interested parties?

 

Download this list of SEA levers to support LEAs in determining impact of prior investments.

SEA Spotlight
Below is a suggested way an SEA might use the grantmaking lever.  The video that follows describes how The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) worked with Region 18 Comprehensive Center (R18CC) and the NCC to complete logic models for two COVID-relief-funded investments. The creation of these two logic models led to a review of outcomes data and a revised Strategic Plan.  

 

How might an SEA use the grantmaking process to assist LEAs to determine impact?

As part of the grant application process an SEA can require LEAs to complete a logic model that outlines the expected outcomes of the program/initiative. A logic model can help SEAs and LEAs understand the impact of their initiatives by:

  • Defining the challenge they are working to address
  • Outlining the specific activities and interventions they will implement
  • Articulating the intended outcomes of their efforts

CCNetwork Resources

Determine Impact of Investments: SPCR Webinar 1 Videos

The Strategic Planning for Continued Recovery (SPCR) initiative is designed to support state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) as they prioritize and sustain high-quality programs and practices as relief funds come to an end.
 

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Determine Impact of Investments: SPCR Webinar 1 Slides

The National Comprehensive Center's Strategic Planning for Continued Recovery (SPCR) is designed to support state education agencies in their venture to help local education agencies maintain their effective initiatives once relief funds have ended.

In their first webinar, the SPCR team shared ways to determine the impact of investments using data. Access the PDF version of the slides here.

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Evaluating the Impact of ARP/ESSER/ESF-Funded Programs Using Logic Models

The National Comprehensive Center's logic model tool can help SEAs and LEAs understand the impact of learning-recovery activities by defining a challenge, implementing an intervention, and articulating the intended outcomes of ARP/ESSER/ESF-funded programs. Provided is a logic model on high-dosage tutoring, accompanied by example statements that illustrate how to use a logic model to communicate with stakeholders as well as a blank logic model template with communication prompts for SEAs and LEAs to personalize.

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The Investment Grid: Linking Costs and Outcomes

National Comprehensive Center partner, Edunomics Lab, shares a tool to help leaders assess current investments and finalize spending plans to do the most for students. Customize this tool to compare investments of different strategies and dosages for a particular evidence-based intervention or across different interventions for the same students. In addition to financial costs, the tool requires consideration of desired outcomes and risks.

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School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot: Supporting Conversations on Equity and School Improvement (SSOS)

The National Comprehensive Center's School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot allows users to view and print data visualizations to explore spending and outcomes data in order to foster thoughtful conversations to improve equity and outcomes in their school communities.

This tool is for:

  • District Leaders
  • School Leaders
  • Parents, Advocates, Community Members
  • School Board Members
  • State Education Agencies

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External Resources

Prioritize Efforts for Ongoing Recovery & Transformation

Why is it important to prioritize efforts for ongoing recovery and transformation?

Thinking strategically about which efforts to prioritize for sustained investment can ensure that the initiatives an LEA carries forward after ESSR/ESF funding expires have the best chance of producing positive results for students. 

Driving Questions: 

  1. How can SEAs support LEAs in prioritizing investments that show evidence of key academic, behavioral, or mental health outcomes? 
  2. What actions should SEAs and LEAs take to determine the financial cost and investigate sustainability for promising investments? 
  3. How can SEAs support LEAs in navigating budget decision trade-offs while remaining focused on improving key academic, behavioral, or mental health outcomes? 
  4. How might SEAs and LEAs ensure the prioritization efforts result in equitable outcomes and practices? 

Download this list of SEA levers to support LEAs in prioritizing investments for ongoing recovery and transformation.

SEA Spotlight
The video below shows how an SEA might use the technical assistance lever. It describes how North Carolina identified supports to help LEAs prioritize ongoing investments based on their individual spending and outcomes data. That work led to a summer convening with differentiated supports based on the specific needs of the LEAs in the state.

How can SEAs use technical assistance to help LEAs prioritize investments?

As part of technical assistance, an SEA can encourage schools and districts to compare the resources and outcomes of different interventions for the same group of students. The Investment Grid: Linking Costs and Outcomes) is one resource that can help SEAs and LEAs assess current investments and finalize spending plans that do the most for students. 

CCNetwork Resources

Prioritize Investments for Ongoing Recovery & Transformation: SPCR Webinar 2 Videos

This collection of videos is from the second Strategic Planning for Continued Recovery (SPCR) webinar, highlighting ways to prioritize efforts for ongoing recovery after relief funds have ended.
 

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Prioritize Efforts for Ongoing Recovery & Transformation: SPCR Webinar 2 Slides

The National Comprehensive Center's Strategic Planning for Continued Recovery (SPCR) is designed to support state educational agencies in their venture to help local educational agencies maintain their effective initiatives once relief funds have ended.
 

This collection of slides is from the second Strategic Planning for Continued Recovery webinar, highlighting ways to prioritize these efforts.

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ARP/ESSER Financial Monitoring Checklist

National Comprehensive Center partner, Edunomics Lab, shares a financial monitoring checklist to assist state education agencies (SEAs) in assessing the status of American Rescue Plan (ARP) expenditures at the local level and prioritizing areas of focus for monitoring, evaluating, and supporting. SEAs may customize the tool by changing the column headings and inserting LEAs with common characteristics of interest to focus the assessment and/or compare across LEA sub-groups.

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Collecting and Using Data for Continuous Improvement in Summer & Afterschool

This breakout discussion offers guidance on what to measure and how to use data to drive continuous improvement in summer and afterschool programs. Drawing from multiple frameworks and research studies, participants discuss systemic, programmatic and youth outcomes, and how state education agencies can support local education agencies and community partners to measure implementation and outcomes.

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The Investment Grid: Linking Costs and Outcomes

National Comprehensive Center partner, Edunomics Lab, shares a tool to help leaders assess current investments and finalize spending plans to do the most for students. Customize this tool to compare investments of different strategies and dosages for a particular evidence-based intervention or across different interventions for the same students. In addition to financial costs, the tool requires consideration of desired outcomes and risks.

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School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot: Supporting Conversations on Equity and School Improvement (SSOS)

The National Comprehensive Center's School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot allows users to view and print data visualizations to explore spending and outcomes data in order to foster thoughtful conversations to improve equity and outcomes in their school communities.

This tool is for:

  • District Leaders
  • School Leaders
  • Parents, Advocates, Community Members
  • School Board Members
  • State Education Agencies

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Summer and Afterschool Needs Assessment

The Summer and Afterschool Needs Assessment draws from the best evidence on what it takes to plan high-quality and afterschool programs, and provides you with:

  • A better understanding of your program’s strengths and areas of need
  • Access to targeted resources and experts in your area
  • Bonus! You'll even get a 30-minute web consultation with an Engage Every Student national partner, who can further connect you to leaders and opportunities within your area.

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Summer and Afterschool Resource Map
The Summer and Afterschool Needs Assessment helps program leaders assess the needs and assets you have in program planning, staffing, student recruitment, partnership development, and other areas where you might benefit from guidance or support. This is a chance to evaluate strengths and pain points, and to connect with resources and experts who can help support your planning and continuous improvement journey.

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External Resources

Achieve Sustainability Through Financial Planning

How can SEAs support LEAs to achieve sustainability through financial planning? 
After determining which effective investments to prioritize, the next step is to plan how to financially sustain them using existing or newly identified sources of funding. This requires SEAs understanding how LEAs set their budgets and then applying various levers to influence spending and implementation decisions. This portfolio includes wide-ranging resources to support financial planning, including how SEAs can develop effective guidance, commonly asked questions around allowable activities, and different sources of funding that can be used to support effective investments. We encourage you to dig into the resources and sign up for different targeted and individualized supports available through this initiative to help you apply what you’re learning to your specific SEA context!

Driving Questions:
1. How can SEAs help LEAs identify sources of funding to continue effective investments?
2. How can SEAs support LEAs as they engage in budget planning to ensure that they have the resources and supports they need to sustain priority investments?
 

Download this list of SEA levers to support LEAs to achieve sustainability through financial planning.
 

SEA Spotlight

California Expanded Learning Opportunities Grants Strategies
The Expanded Learning Opportunities Grants Strategies program outlines Title funds LEAs can use based on type of investment. 
 

How can SEAs use technical assistance to help LEAs achieve sustainability through financial planning?

Using the technical assistance lever, an SEA can provide LEAs with a crosswalk of funding sources and promising interventions.  A crosswalk like this can help SEAs and LEAs understand available and allowable funding sources that could be used to sustain investments.

CCNetwork Resources

SPCR Webinar 3: How can SEAs support LEAs to achieve sustainability through financial planning?

Danielle Crain, SPCR Project Lead, NCC provides a preview of the content and reflection questions state educational agencies (SEAs) can use to think about their current work around financial planning prioritized investments.

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SPCR Webinar 3: How can SEAs Support LEAs as they Engage in Budget Planning to Sustain Priority Investments?

Dr. Jessica Swanson, Edunomics Lab, considerations SEAs can discuss with local educational agencies (LEAs) to review the budget planning process to take into account prioritized investments and levers SEAs can use during the grantmaking process. 

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SPCR Webinar 3: How to sustain ESSER/ESF investments with formula ED funds?

Sheara Krvaric, Federal Education Group, discusses the role formula funds and SEAs can play to assist LEAs with sustaining prioritized investments.

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SPCR Webinar 3: Rachel Wright-Junio Director of Office of Learning Recovery and Acceleration North Carolina

Rachel Wright-Junio, Director of Office of Learning Recovery and Acceleration, in North Carolina shares the supports provided to LEAs over the past year to assist with sustainability efforts. These supports included a budget crosswalk and spending dashboard.

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The Investment Grid: Linking Costs and Outcomes

National Comprehensive Center partner, Edunomics Lab, shares a tool to help leaders assess current investments and finalize spending plans to do the most for students. Customize this tool to compare investments of different strategies and dosages for a particular evidence-based intervention or across different interventions for the same students. In addition to financial costs, the tool requires consideration of desired outcomes and risks.

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School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot: Supporting Conversations on Equity and School Improvement (SSOS)

The National Comprehensive Center's School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot allows users to view and print data visualizations to explore spending and outcomes data in order to foster thoughtful conversations to improve equity and outcomes in their school communities.

This tool is for:

  • District Leaders
  • School Leaders
  • Parents, Advocates, Community Members
  • School Board Members
  • State Education Agencies

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Braiding and Blending Federal Funds: A Step-By-Step Guide for Illinois Schools

This tool from R9CC provides user with the steps for braiding and blending funds and reporting requirements. Although originally developed for districts in Illinois, the guidance can serve as a helpful outline for others as well.

Read the companion blog here

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Braiding Funds to Support an Effective and Diverse Educator Workforce

This brief supports local education agency leaders with braiding funds to address educator workforce areas: recruitment and retention, coaching and mentoring, and hiring practices.

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Fiscal Health Management Principles: Resource and Technical Assistance Manual

The Region 14 Comprehensive Center's Fiscal Health Management Principles resource provides guidance for districts’ fiscal administration, decision-making, and strategic planning. The resource provides guidance on fiscal health operations and supports efficient, successful delivery of services and materials for students served.

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External Resources


Spending Guidance


State Oversight


Use of Funds

Ensure Access & Opportunities for All

How can SEAs support LEAs to ensure access and opportunity for all?  
An important part of the work SEAs and LEAs are doing to prioritize and financially sustain effective investments involves assessing whether and how well different investments contribute to reducing disparities.  This includes understanding which investments work best at giving students access to high-quality educational opportunities and using that information to make adjustments so more students can be successful. This portfolio provides resources to help SEAs and LEAs ensure their investments foster access and opportunity for all, including information about how SEAs can develop effective policies related to access and opportunity, federal guidance on resource equity, and strategies for integrating equity principles when thinking about which investments to prioritize. We encourage you to dig into the resources and sign up for targeted and individualized supports available through this initiative to help you apply what you’re learning to your specific SEA context!

Driving Questions

  1. How are the SEA and LEAs working to reduce disparities in opportunities to learn in order to reduce achievement gaps?​ 

  1. How have LEAs prioritized the needs of students most affected by the pandemic through the different ESSER investments?​ 

  1. To what extent have ESSER investments made to date contributed to improving access and outcomes for students?​ 

  1. How are the SEA and LEAs communicating about investments to diverse groups? 

Download  this list of SEA levers to support LEAs in ensuring access and opportunity for all. 

SEA Spotlight
The video below shows how an SEA might use the grantmaking lever. It describes how Alabama integrated equity into its resource allocation formula for low performing schools and LEAs.

How can SEAs use policies to help LEAs ensure access and opportunity for all?

An SEA can implement several policies related to an investment area as part of a larger vision to boost participation, especially among historically underrepresented student groups. Advancing Postsecondary Opportunity Through Dual Enrollment in Louisiana is one example that demonstrates an SEA using policies to increase participation in dual-enrollment courses.  

CCNetwork Resources

Ensure Access and Opportunity for All: SPCR Webinar 4 Videos

Video 1: How can SEAs ensure access and opportunity for all?
Elisabeth Lembo, Education Program Specialist, Department of Education; Danielle Crain, SPCR Project Lead, NCC; and Chris Dwyer, SPCR SME, NCC, provide a preview of the content and reflection questions state educational agencies (SEAs) can use to think about their current work around ensuring access and opportunity for all. 

 

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Ensure Access & Opportunity for All: SPCR Webinar 4 Slides

The National Comprehensive Center's Strategic Planning for Continued Recovery (SPCR) is designed to support state educational agencies in their venture to help local educational agencies maintain their effective initiatives once relief funds have ended.

This collection of slides is from the fourth SPCR webinar, highlighting ways to ensure access and opportunity for all by planning and strategizing funds.

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A Guide for SEA-Led Resource Allocation Reviews

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that state education agencies (SEAs) conduct periodic resource allocation reviews (RARs) in districts that serve low-performing schools. The mandate represents a new opportunity for states and districts to examine the connection between resource allocation and academic outcomes, but the language of the law may leave state agencies unsure of their role in this process. 

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Re-Imagine, Re-Tool, Re-Commit: Advice for the School Improvement Journey

This animated video offers advice for the school improvement process that was suggested by members of the Equity and School Improvement Community of Practice. State educational agency and district leaders from seven states participated in a year-long initiative supported by the National and Regional Comprehensive Centers. The Community of Practice was based on the National Academy of Sciences Monitoring Educational Equity report and focused on the use of equity indicators for systemic change.

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Resource Allocation Review Infographic
This infographic from the Region 15 Comprehensive Center describes a resource allocation review process that state educational agencies can use to support local educational agencies and schools in addressing inequities and creating equitable opportunities that improve outcomes for all students.

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The Investment Grid: Linking Costs and Outcomes

National Comprehensive Center partner, Edunomics Lab, shares a tool to help leaders assess current investments and finalize spending plans to do the most for students. Customize this tool to compare investments of different strategies and dosages for a particular evidence-based intervention or across different interventions for the same students. In addition to financial costs, the tool requires consideration of desired outcomes and risks.

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School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot: Data Displays That Work - Webinar Recording

In this session we launched the School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot, a new resource for hosting a variety of conversations about spending, resource allocation and school improvement. National Comprehensive Center partner Edunomics Lab shared findings from a two-year research project with 26 diverse LEAs to test data displays and build the School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot.

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Taking Initial Steps on Strategic Plans

Identifying and addressing inequities can be daunting—and, as a result, descriptions of state strategic priorities are complex and multi-dimensional. To move toward meaningful action, it will be important to craft specific questions and/or identify smaller steps that can be accomplished in a 5–6-month period that will move your team toward addressing larger questions.

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Using Risk Ratios to Identify Disparities in Student Outcomes

Dr. Tom Munk from the IDEA Data Center explains how to display data about outcomes and opportunity-to-learn indicators as risk ratios. He discusses why risk ratios are useful in discussions about disparities and provides guidance for calculating, organizing and interpreting risk ratios. Included are directions for customizing Excel spreadsheets at the district and state levels.

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External Resources


U.S. Department of Education Guidance


Diversifying the Educator Workforce


Frameworks for System Review

  • Alliance for Resource Equity Guidebooks

    These Guidebooks from Alliance for Resource Equity explore underlying causes for inequity and how to make systemic changes across all 10 dimensions of education resource equity.  SEAs can use the framework to approach Resource Allocation Reviews – going beyond looking just at disparities in financial allocations. 

  • Monitoring Educational Equity

    This National Academies of Science resource proposes a system of indicators of educational equity and presents recommendations for implementation. SEAs can use the indicators for access and opportunity as a way to focus prioritizing investments to sustain. 

  • Unchartered Waters (erstrategies.org)

    This ERS paper makes the case that the key to LEAs making progress towards equity and excellence amidst so much uncertainty is a whole-system approach to continuous learning and improvement. The paper helps SEAs determine ways a whole-system approach to continuous improvement can help LEAs chart a course to equity and excellence.

Communicate Impact of Investments

How can SEAs support LEAs to engage in effective communication?   

As ESSER funds sunset, state and local educational agencies wish to communicate about how they have spent the funds to support the students, educators, and families in their communities. However, the need for good communication around educational investments isn’t limited to this moment; SEAs and LEAs can always benefit from being able to effectively share about their work. Storytelling requires SEA and LEA leaders to understand how to communicate a goal and then map the goal to a communication method, message content, data types, and audience. This portfolio provides resources to help SEAs and LEAs develop a communication plan that is tailored to specific types of data and audiences. We encourage you to dig into the resources and sign up for the SPCR’s varied supports designed to help you apply what you’re learning to your context.

Download this list of SEA levers to support LEAs to communicate impact of investments.  

Driving Questions: 

  1. What are the different ways we can talk about impact at each stage of an intervention funded under ESSER?
  2. Do we have examples of available data we can use to talk about impact?
  3. How can we think about the story we want to tell?
     

SEA Spotlight
The following video shows how an SEA effectively communicates the impact of investments to ensure sustainability.

 

How can SEAs use technical assistance to help LEAs communicate the impact of investments?

An SEA can offer examples of, and training on how to create and use structured templates and models of data visualizations that LEAs can use to facilitate their communications.

CCNetwork Resources

Build a Strategic Communications Plan

Ready to build a strategic communications plan? Asking key questions like, "Who is my audience?" and "What are my goals?" can help streamline the process. Use this template from the Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) to organize your ideas and develop your dissemination plan.

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Elevator Pitch Framework and Template

This framework and template, developed by R14CC, assists users at any level in creating a succinct, clear, and meaningful elevator pitch. The framework includes key considerations and components of an effective elevator pitch, with tips, prompts, and questions to guide the user. After working through the framework and planning templates, users will have a complete elevator pitch on which they can build additional strategic communications. This framework and template also assists in building consistent messaging within and across projects, programs, or offices.

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Evaluating the Impact of ARP/ESSER/ESF-Funded Programs Using Logic Models

The National Comprehensive Center's logic model tool can help SEAs and LEAs understand the impact of learning-recovery activities by defining a challenge, implementing an intervention, and articulating the intended outcomes of ARP/ESSER/ESF-funded programs. Provided is a logic model on high-dosage tutoring, accompanied by example statements that illustrate how to use a logic model to communicate with stakeholders as well as a blank logic model template with communication prompts for SEAs and LEAs to personalize.

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The Value of Fiscal Transparency: Communicating Financial Investments Post-ESSER

In the fourth and final session on key fiscal health principles for strategic budget practices, the R14CC hosted a webinar discussing how and why transparent and clear communication about financial reporting to the superintendent and local school board members is critical for healthy budget practices. Charles Longfellow, former district CFO, and state education official, will also discuss the importance of communicating investment choices and successes as districts wind down their last year of ESSER-funded initiatives.

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School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot: Supporting Conversations on Equity and School Improvement (SSOS)

The National Comprehensive Center's School Spending & Outcomes Snapshot allows users to view and print data visualizations to explore spending and outcomes data in order to foster thoughtful conversations to improve equity and outcomes in their school communities.

This tool is for:

  • District Leaders
  • School Leaders
  • Parents, Advocates, Community Members
  • School Board Members
  • State Education Agencies

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External Resources

  • Casemaking Decks - Alliance For Resource Equity

    This Alliance for Resource Equity resource helps you develop compelling and coherent messaging to “make the case” for addressing resource inequities in your community. 

  • CCSSO ESSER Storytelling Resource

    This CCSSO resource is structured to help states tell their full story of recovery in three distinct phases: (1) Look Back to reflect on what has already happened, (2) Look Up to recognize what is happening now and acknowledge any signs of impact or struggle, and (3) Look Ahead to envision expected outcomes and what could be possible in the future.

  • Effectively Communicating Evaluation Findings (osepideasthatwork.org)

    The Center to Improve Project Performance tool presents guidance and strategies that can be used to identify key audiences and understand their information needs and to develop evaluation and communication plans that will generate useful information about the project’s findings for different audiences. 

  • Oregon District ESSER Outreach

    The Oregon Department of Education designed this Toolkit to help school districts communicate about how they have used their Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to strengthen academic supports and bolster the social and emotional wellness of our students and staff. 

  • Talking About ESSER: Ways to Build Community Trust and Keep the Focus on Results for Students

    This article by National Comprehensive Center Partner, Edunomics Lab, maps out six ways leaders can communicate about and help make the most of their ESSER investments. 

Support/Sustain Systemic Capacity Building (LEA level)

We will post more resources as the SPCR progresses. Check back soon!

CCNetwork Resources

Summer and Afterschool Needs Assessment

The Summer and Afterschool Needs Assessment draws from the best evidence on what it takes to plan high-quality and afterschool programs, and provides you with:

  • A better understanding of your program’s strengths and areas of need
  • Access to targeted resources and experts in your area
  • Bonus! You'll even get a 30-minute web consultation with an Engage Every Student national partner, who can further connect you to leaders and opportunities within your area.

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Summer and Afterschool Resource Map
The Summer and Afterschool Needs Assessment helps program leaders assess the needs and assets you have in program planning, staffing, student recruitment, partnership development, and other areas where you might benefit from guidance or support. This is a chance to evaluate strengths and pain points, and to connect with resources and experts who can help support your planning and continuous improvement journey.

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