Evidence-Based Interventions: Using ARP Resources to Accelerate Learning
In the Evidence-Based Interventions: Using ARP Resources to Accelerate Learning Community of Practice (EBI Community), cross-departmental State Teams will engage in shared inquiry to identify and collectively address problems of practice related to ensuring effective and sustainable use of ARP funding to support learning recovery/learning acceleration. Through the use of improvement science and peer exchanges, state teams will deepen their capacity to support LEAs in the use of evidence-based interventions to accelerate learning.
Edunomics Lab Cross CoP Webinar Series
National Center in partnership with Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University is hosting a series of webinars focused on how states and districts can make the most of their Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund spending.
There is a lot of interest in tracking Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund spending. Importantly, the information that State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) collect about spending will ultimately shape how the data can be used. During this webinar, National Comprehensive Center partner, Edunomics, shared what they are learning about how states are collecting American Rescue Plan (ARP) spending data, what can be learned from the data, and provide recommendations to improve SEA and LEA data collection efforts.
It's been a year since Congress approved the largest-ever one-time investment in public education: ESSER III. And spending has been slow. Now's a good time for SEAs and LEAs to assess current investments and finalize spending plans to do the most for students. During this webinar, National Comprehensive Center partner, Edunomics Lab shared an “investment tool” to help leaders do just that.
EBI Selection and Implementation: Current LEA Set-Aside Practice
- What trends did your state notice in your review of LEA plans?
- What are the promising practices and areas for growth around local needs assessments and selection of evidence-based practices?
- How does your state plan to support LEAs on the successful implementation of their plans and the evidence-based practices they selected?
Data-Informed Identification, Implementation and Monitoring of EBIs
- What data exists at the state and local levels that supports the identification and monitoring of evidence-based interventions?
- What data or other information does the state plan to collect from districts?
- How can the state otherwise support districts to monitor for implementation and outcomes?
The U.S. Department of Education and its technical assistance partner the National Comprehensive Center released a new resource to help states share their progress deploying the $122 billion American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds to support safe in-person instruction, address the effects of lost instructional time due to COVID-19, and meet the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of their students.
Changes to State Policy and Practice for Year 2 ARP Implementation
- As a result of conversations between the state and select local districts, what new or revised areas or methods of support have been identified?
- How have these districts responded to proposed policies and practices put forward by the state?
- What changes does the state plan to make for YR 2 LEA ARP plan templates, their review and monitoring?
- What supports will the state provide to all districts? Districts with the greatest need?