LSI empowers schools and districts to transform core instruction and leadership practices, resulting in rapid gains in student learning.
HOW DOES SCHOOLS FOR RIGOR WORK?
LSI’s Schools for Rigor focuses on developing effective teachers and leaders with aligned support across all levels. Steps include:
LSI facilitates an on-site planning day to explore desired outcomes and set criteria for successful student performance. Together, we discover how to build a culture of continuous improvement that enhances student achievement.
At this critical stage, LSI performs a diagnostic walkthrough and analysis called RigorWalk. We’ll facilitate interviews and surveys with your leadership team and debrief our findings.
We’re passionate about coaching because it works. Leaders at every level—from district to school to classroom—will learn how to drive implementation into practice, and we’ll help your teachers master the most powerful teaching strategies and skills.
No more waiting until the end of the year to gauge improved student learning. LSI uses data cycles throughout the school year to measure progress from the original baseline measures, including four instances of the RigorWalk and 30-day evidences.
In the final step to success, you’ll rest easy knowing that you have access to the complete set of LSI’s expert consultants, resources, and technology tools, all trained and designed to increase rigor to meet the standards, strengthen leadership practices, and provide you with robust data.
This includes experts from all walks of the K-12 spectrum, including district leaders, area superintendents, principals, and teachers, and it means quick and easy access to LSI-published books, presentations, and other assorted materials, as well as the ability to integrate and utilized web-based platforms designed to make implementation easier and monitoring a breeze.
Take a (virtual) stroll through our hall of fame. We’ve worked with districts of all shapes, sizes, and demographics. We can design a comprehensive plan or target focused needs over a shorter period--whatever you need.
- "On Our Way to an A!" (Pinellas County Schools, FL)
- An “A” School in Danger Takes Action (Acreage Pines, FL)
- From Great to Exemplary (Calusa, FL)
- How Two Michigan Administrators Closed the Achievement Gap (Kingsley, MI)
- Princeton: Coaching in Action (Princeton, MN)
- “Tremendous Results” in a Single Year (Glades, FL)
Schools for Rigor Success Stories
The best way to understand the significant impacts and gains that LSI’s Schools for Rigor initiative provides is to listen to and observe the students, teachers, and school leaders who’ve lived it. These first-hand accounts from across the nation reveal what’s possible when everyone works together to seek meaningful change.
Palm Beach, FL
Des Moines, IA
Eval made easy, with iObservation
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Objective, third-party data from RigorWalk
RigorWalk helps you see how well critical processes and practices support learning.
Turbocharge Tier 1 with the Essentials
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Wipe out failure with formative assessment
Harness the power of feedback with techniques from renowned expert Dylan Wiliam.
Fuel world-class teaching with Growth Tracker
Simple tool fosters deep professional learning through team study & peer coaching.
Take district results from good to great
Turn your vision of innovative, dynamic learning into reality for every school.
Hone the leadership practices that matter
Ensure PD impacts teacher practice with aligned support for coaches and leaders.
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
FASTER, BETTER EVAL
The 2017 update of Marzano’s teacher evaluation zeroes in on just 23 critical elements.
Explore how the Marzano approach to specific feedback grows professional skills and impacts student learning.
PRAISE FOR LEARNING SCIENCES
The LSI initiative was yielding evidence that could be seen immediately in the classrooms. Teachers were excited about it—there was a collective pride and synergy because they knew they were part of something very special.
– Dr. Matthew Shoemaker, Area Superintendent, Palm Beach County Schools, Palm Beach, FL
We are making progress this year that I have never seen in my whole career. I’ve been in many districts and seen many programs, but I cannot believe what I’ve seen this year with this instructional model.
– Dr. Julia Espe - Superintendent, Princeton MN Area Schools