A Historic Moment for Transformational Change

The nearly $190 billion distributed to state education agencies through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund provides an unparalleled opportunity for districts to reinvent the way they understand and respond to students’ social, emotional, and academic needs

ESSER Funds Awarded to SEAs

States were required to allocate at least 90% to districts, in proportion to their share under Title I, Part A in fiscal year 2020. To see how much your district was awarded, use the ESSER filter and drill-down options on the Education Stabilization Fund map provided by the US DOE.

  • ESSER I - $13B: CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security)
  • ESSER II - $54B: CRRSA Act (Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations)
  • ESSER III - $122B: ARP Act (American Rescue Plan)


Approved Uses for Stimulus Funding

Stimulus funds can be used in many ways. Some, but not all, of the uses that apply to Synergy include:


  • Addressing learning loss through the implementation of evidence-based interventions that respond to students’ social, emotional, and academic needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups

  • Administering and using high-quality assessments to accurately assess students’ academic progress and assist educators in meeting students’ academic needs, including through differentiating instruction

  • Providing necessary resources for school leaders to address the unique needs of their individual schools

  • Addressing the needs of children from low-income families, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and foster care youth

Identify Struggling Students, Address Learning Loss, Measure Progress, and More

Provide the supports that teachers, staff, and leaders need to support students, while consolidating and modernizing applications for long-term benefit. Analyze data and create reports based on student subgroup as well as at the individual, class, school, and district level.

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Early Warning & SEL

Synergy MTSS helps you identify at-risk students, create referrals, manage your RTI process, monitor student progress, provide positive behavioral intervention and supports (PBIS) with Check-In/Check-Out (CICO), respond to student emotions, and get the big picture on what’s working for students.

High-Quality Assessment

Synergy Assessment makes it easy to create and administer assessments, assign accommodations and provide feedback, track progress for all students and subgroups, and group students for differentiated instruction.

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Comprehensive Analytics

Synergy Analytics connects all your disparate data in one place. Analyze equity needs, evaluate the effectiveness of curricula, measure learning outcomes, and more, with real-time visual dashboards that are easy to understand and interpret.