Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds


ESSER Funding Deadline Approaching

Accelerate Grade-Level Proficiency with i‑Ready 

i-Ready and our suite of instructional programs meet the requirements of ESSER.
helps evaluate unfinished learning and delivers powerful online lessons that motivate students on their path to grade-level proficiency and beyond. 

Our instructional materials have been validated through external reviews and approved as high-quality instructional materials by EdReports.

  • i-Ready Classroom Mathematics © 2024, a comprehensive Grades K–8 core mathematics program, is the first mathematics program to receive perfect scores for all Grades K–8 from EdReports.
  • Magnetic Reading Foundations, a new Grades K–2 foundational skills program, also recently received perfect scores from EdReports.

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Programs Aligned with ESSER

i-Ready Assessment screen.

i-Ready Assessment

The rich data from i-Ready Assessment empowers teachers with a deeper knowledge of their students’ needs and unfinished learning. It pinpoints students’ strengths and knowledge gaps at the sub-skill level. i-Ready’s growth measures provide a detailed portrait of student growth and chart a path to grade-level proficiency for every student.

i-Ready Personalized Instruction screens.

i-Ready Personalized Instruction

i-Ready Personalized Instruction delivers powerful online lessons that motivate students on their paths to proficiency and growth. Driven by insights from the i-Ready Diagnostic, i-Ready’s online Grades K–8 lessons in Reading and Mathematics provide tailored instruction that meets students where they are in their journey and encourages them as they develop new skills.

i-Ready Classroom Mathematics book and digital experience.

i-Ready Classroom Mathematics

Our comprehensive core mathematics program, i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, makes mathematics accessible to all students and is highly rated by EdReports. Through a blend of purposeful print and digital components, the program increases student engagement and builds confidence.

Magnetic Reading Foundations Student Worktext.

Magnetic Reading Foundations

Magnetic Reading Foundations is a Grades K–2 foundational skills reading program that provides explicit, systematic instruction that moves students from foundational skills to reading fluency.

Magnetic Reading Student Worktext.

Magnetic Reading

Magnetic Reading is a Grades 3–5 reading comprehension program that connects the art of teaching with the Science of Reading to develop successful, proficient, and confident readers.

Ready Math, Reading, and Writing books.

Ready Mathematics, Ready Reading, and Ready Writing

Students have the opportunity to shine when they are challenged by rigorous yet reachable instruction in the classroom. Ready was designed to give Grades K–8 students of all levels that opportunity with accessible, engaging instruction. With our research-based program, educators receive the guidance and tools they need to help meet the needs of all learners while strengthening their instructional practice.

Laptop showing the Teacher Toolbox.

Teacher Toolbox

With this digital collection of standards-based resources for Grades K–8, teachers get the tools they need to introduce new concepts, reteach standards, or help students learn prerequisite skills from earlier grades—and meet the needs of all learners. Teacher Toolbox is a wonderful complement to i-Ready or Ready, or it is available for use as a standalone classroom tool.

Phonics for Reading books.

Phonics for Reading

Authored by reading expert Dr. Anita Archer, this systematic, research-based intervention program accelerates instruction for striving readers in Grades 3–12 by equipping them with the tools necessary to decode with confidence. Phonics for Reading also ties seamlessly into i-Ready Assessment data, enabling educators to identify the population of students in need and the level of support each student requires.

Brigance screening and activities products.


BRIGANCE provides industry-leading tools, including developmental screeners, assessment tools and inventories, and instructional materials for Special Education, Early Childhood, and Head Start professionals.

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Professional Learning

Our professional learning infuses proven instructional practices to drive student growth, supporting educators as they accelerate learning for all students. We offer onsite and digital learning options and a powerful network of support  for our educator partners.

What Are ESSER Funds?

The American Rescue Plan, known as ESSER III, provided $122 billion in relief funding for districts and schools. A minimum of 20 percent of these funds must address unfinished learning (also referred to as learning loss). The deadline to use ESSER funds is September 30, 2024. There’s still time to invest in your students’ success!

What Can ESSER Funds Be Used For?

Many school districts have remaining ESSER funds that can be used for:

  • Identifying and addressing unfinished learning
  • Assessments
  • Summer learning/after school/extended day
  • Supporting diverse student populations
  • Professional learning


Identify, Address, and Measure Unfinished Learning

Learn how ESSER funds can help address the challenges of pandemic-related unfinished learning. 


Grants and Funding Center

Explore funding options and how you can use them in your school or district.


We Are Here to Help You Maximize Your ESSER Funding!

Our Grants and Funding team is here to support you as you navigate how to allocate your remaining ESSER funds for i-Ready programs before the deadline. Click here to view our Guide to Funding for Schools and Districts.