Cover of the ESSER funds guide.

Guide to Addressing Unfinished Learning with ESSER Funds


One of the biggest concerns on educators’ minds is how to address the most pressing needs of students after more than a year of a global pandemic. Funding is available to help schools and districts address these concerns.

This new guide offers:

  • Background on ESSER funds, how they are distributed, and how schools and districts can use them
  • Guidance on selecting the right assessment and instructional programs to identify, address, and measure unfinished learning
  • A summary of our latest research on unfinished learning and how the pandemic has impacted learning for all students and has widened existing inequities


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