LSI empowers schools and districts to transform core instruction and leadership practices, resulting in rapid gains in student learning.
STEPS TO SUCCESS
There’s no universal blueprint for success, but two factors consistently drive sustainable results: rigorous core instruction and strong leadership practices. Our school improvement plans develop effective teachers and instructional leaders with aligned support across all levels.
A comprehensive school improvement plan with LSI typically includes some combination of the following elements.
At this initial stage, we’ll facilitate interviews with your leadership team, perform a diagnostic walkthrough, conduct an onsite analysis, and debrief findings.
Using the RigorWalk data insights, we’ll target actions to increase instructional rigor and strengthen leadership practices that impact learning. Each plan is tailored to your unique needs.
Next, we’ll help your teachers master the most powerful teaching strategies and skills by applying the Essentials for Achieving Rigor, based on Marzano’s Art & Science framework.
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.
Every 30 days, our in-house analysts check leading indicators to make sure our coaching and PD are having the intended impact. We’ll adjust as necessary, because we share accountability.
Whether your focus is increasing rigor to meet the standards, strengthening leadership practices, or streamlining data, we have the expert consultants, resources, and tech you need.
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
Get through more walkthroughs. Give better feedback. Build trust. Grow skills.
Objective, third-party data from RigorWalk
RigorWalk helps you see how well critical processes and practices support learning.
Turbocharge Tier 1 with the Essentials
MTSS or RTI intervention programs overloaded? Time to reassesscore instruction.
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.
In just a single year, a program of intensive implementation for underperforming schools in Florida’s Glades area schools moved 10 long-term struggling elementary, middle, and high schools to groundbreaking gains in achievement.
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