Estrella Educational Foundation will monitor the effectiveness of interventions implemented through benchmark testing, both formative and summative assessments, and teacher input. For summer school and tutoring efforts, we are mainly addressing low SES students, of the majority being Hispanic and African American. Most of the low SES students, of the majority being Hispanic and African American, are those who have experienced learning loss. The curriculum that will be used for tutoring is Achieve 3000 along with project-based learning. Online video and support will be given to students who cannot attend classes on campus. The primary use of ESSER III funds is to address learning loss via summer STEM camp, after school tutoring (teachers and coordinator) and teacher STEM PD (registration, travel, and curriculum materials). SEL is addressed via increased student engagement using STEM enrichment activities using CODEHS Gold software. A Student Activity Coordinator will also receive a stipend to work with students on engaging activities. Administrative fees for grant writing and reporting as well as building rent and subscriptions to Backbone Communication are also requested to support the site and the students.
Data gathered will be evaluated to make decisions about the effectiveness of the interventions and the impact they have on lost instructional time, the academic, social, emotional and mental health needs of all students, and particularly those students disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, and out students in foster care.