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How to Buy Ellevation

Ellevation is committed to helping all English Language Learners achieve their highest aspirations, and we want to make sure that all districts are able to purchase solutions that support this important work. Here you will find resources that elaborate on the funds most commonly used to purchase Ellevation. In each section you will find ways Ellevation products support each program. We’ve also provided language that you may find helpful as you develop your funding justifications. For a complete overview of funding sources , download our Title Funds Buyer's Guide.

CARES Act & ESSER Funds

In March 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, providing states and districts with $13.4 billion in additional funds for K-12 education. This fund, known as the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER I ), provides districts additional funding to support distance learning and ensure high-needs students, such as English Learners, are protected.

Following the CARES Act, Congress passed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act in December 2020 and the American Rescue Plan in March 2021. These packages included $80 billion and ~$123 billion respectively in additional ESSER funds. Allowable categories remain the same as the CARES Act, but include include two notable additions:

  • Purchasing educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students who are served by the local educational agency that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors, including low-income students and children with disabilities,
  • Addressing learning loss among students, including low-income students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care, of the local educational agency. Note: the American Rescue Plan requires that LEAs use at least 20% of their ESSER III funds to address learning loss.

All of Ellevation’s products can be purchased with your ESSER I, II, and III funds.

Title I

The purpose of Title I is to provide financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title I is also responsible for ensuring state and district accountability for EL student language proficiency and academic achievement.

Here are the specific ways Ellevation supports Title I activities: 

  • Meeting the educational needs of specific groups of students, including limited English proficient students; Closing the achievement gap between low and high performing children; Sec. 1001(2)(3)
  • Distributing and targeting resources sufficiently to make a difference to local educational agencies and schools where needs are greatest; Providing greater decision making authority and flexibility to schools and teachers in exchange for greater responsibility for student performance; Sec.1001(5)(7)
  • Promoting school-wide reform and ensuring the access of children to effective, scientifically based instructional strategies and challenging academic content; Significantly elevating the quality of instruction by providing staff in participating schools with substantial opportunities for professional development; Sec.1001 (9)(10)
  • Coordinating services under all parts of this title with each other, with other educational services, and, to the extent feasible, with other agencies providing services to youth, children, and families; Sec.1001(11)

To learn more about how Ellevation's products and features support each of the sections above, consult our Title Funds Buyers Guide.

Learn more about using Title I to purchase Ellevation

Title II

The purpose of Title II is to provide supplemental resources to school districts to support systems of support for excellent teaching and leading. These funds should be used to increase student achievement consistent with state standards, improve quality and effectiveness of teachers and leaders, increase the number of highly-qualified and effective teachers and leaders, and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers and leaders. See more information on laws and guidance here.

Here are the specific ways Ellevation supports Title II activities: 

  • Providing high-quality, personalized professional development that is evidence-based for teachers, instructional leadership teams, principals, or other school leaders, that is focused on improving teacher and student learning and achievement, including supporting efforts to train teachers, principals or other school leaders to effectively integrate technology into curricula and instruction, use data to improve student achievement, and help all students develop the skills essential to learning readiness and academic success Sec. 2103 (b)(3)(E)
    • Ellevation Strategies empowers educators with research-based instructional techniques to help ELs acquire language and master grade level content. Teachers participate in learning modules that steward them through interactive professional learning experiences that build knowledge and capacity to serve ELs. Strategies also includes a bank of over 100 activities that can be easily embedded into any lesson, regardless of grade level and subject. These high-quality, engaging activities support all models of language instruction and support educators in teaching language and content simultaneously. All of the resources within Strategies tie directly to student data loaded into the Ellevation Platform so that educators can easily provide students supports that meet them at their current level.
  • Developing programs and activities that increase the ability of teachers to effectively teach English learners so that they can meet the challenging State academic standards Sec. 2103 (b)(3)(F)
    • Ellevation Strategies helps educators learn and apply research-based instructional techniques to help ELs acquire language and master grade level content. Our innovative product supports job-embedded professional learning for every educator in the district through interactive learning modules that teach educators the “why” behind EL instructional practices and prepares them to apply their learning in their classrooms. All educators have access to over 100 activities that can easily be included in their lesson plans, regardless of subject area or grade-level.

Learn more about using Title II to purchase Ellevation

Title III

The purpose of this federal program is to ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English.

Here are the specific ways Ellevation supports Title III activities: 

  • Upgrading program objectives and effective instructional strategies; Section 3115(d)(1)
  • Improving the instruction program for limited English proficient children by identifying, acquiring, and upgrading curricula, instruction materials, educational software, and assessment procedures; Section 3115(d)(2)
  • Improving the English proficiency and academic achievement of limited English proficient children; Section 3115(d)(5)
  • Improving the instruction of limited English proficient children by providing for (A) the acquisition or development of educational technology or instructional materials; (B) access to, and participation in, electronic networks for materials, training, and communication; and (C) incorporation of the resources described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) into curricula and programs, such as those funded under this subpart; Section 3115(d)(7)

To learn more about how Ellevation's products and features support each of the sections above, consult our Title Funds Buyers Guide.

Learn more about using Title III to purchase Ellevation

Title IV, Part A

The purpose of this federal program is to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, LEAs, schools, and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

Here are the specific ways Ellevation supports Title IV, Part A activities: 

  • Providing students with a well-rounded education including programs to improve instruction and student engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, including increasing access for students through grade 12 who are members of underrepresented groups such as English Learners; Sec.4107(C)(i)
  • Supporting the effective use of technology that includes providing educators, school leaders, and administrators with the professional learning tools, devices, content, and resources to personalize learning to improve student outcomes, discover, adapt, and share relevant high-quality educational resources, use technology effectively in the classroom by administering computer-based assessments and blended learning strategies, and implement and support school- and district-wide approaches for using technology to inform instruction, support teacher collaboration, and personalize learning; Sec.4109(1)

To learn more about how Ellevation's products and features support each of the sections above, consult our Title Funds Buyers Guide.

Learn more about using Title IV, Part A to purchase Ellevation