School Transformation and Improvement

Improve Equity and Close the Achievement Gap

In schools and districts across the U.S., LSI’s Applied Research Center is transforming core instruction and leadership practices, resulting in rapid gains in student learning.

RESEARCH DRIVEN

 

Our metrics-driven methodologies are designed from decades of research, working with schools and districts across the U.S., state DOE’s, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Florida, and the Wallace Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa.

PROVEN OUTCOMES

 

Our Schools for Rigor partnerships result in closing the achievement gap by equipping all students with the social, emotional, and cognitive skills to thrive in the 21st century. We believe these are the skills necessary to help break the cycle of poverty.

Our Vision for Education

Close the achievement gap. Equip all students with the social, emotional, and cognitive skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Expand equity by giving every child access to rigorous core instruction that empowers learners to free themselves from generational poverty.

HOW WE PRODUCE A MEASURABLE PATH TO GROWTH

 

Our proven Schools for Rigor model delivers measurable and sustainable success through:

SYSTEMS ASSESSMENT

We start by partnering with districts to assess their systems through our scientific protocols. The evidence obtained through the assessments reveals the root causes inhibiting growth in student achievement.

TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP

Our professional development and coaching builds leadership capacity at all levels to establish a new vision for instruction as well as the implementation of improved rigorous core instructional practices.

EVIDENCE FOR SUCCESS

Once applied, the model produces visible evidence of student-learning outcomes. Our digital tools allow school and district leaders to track improvements and, if needed, adjust to ensure sustainable growth.

SEEING IS BELIEVING

 

Step inside the classroom and see how teacher and student targets are being met while learning is internalized at Grand Island Public Schools:

  • See what student-centered learning looks like
  • Hear children ask questions and challenge each other
  • See how a vibrant classroom fosters collaboration

See the evidence of equity and rigor from the students to the teachers to the administrators.

iObservation’s digitized forms, instant reporting, and PD library transform evaluation.

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RigorWalk helps you see how well critical processes and practices support learning.

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Scale learning gains with implementation focused PD on key Marzano strategies.

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Get PD to upgrade commonly used strategies for Strategic Formative Assessment.

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Leverage team time to master instruction with guided classroom look-and-learns.

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LSI’s district solutions inspire and inform next-level, 21st century instruction.

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Ensure PD impacts teacher practice with aligned support for coaches and leaders.

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Make standards-based lesson design and progress monitoring easy for every teacher.

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LSI’s Schools for Rigor has helped us to implement attainable learning goals, scale our efforts, and better engage our students. It’s truly been a difference maker.

 

-Michael Aronson,
Principal, Pahokee Middle Senior High School, The School District of Palm Beach County, Florida

 
 
 
 

FASTER, BETTER EVAL

The 2017 update of Dr. Robert Marzano’s teacher evaluation model zeroes in on just 23 critical elements.

The Marzano approach to specific feedback grows professional skills and impacts student learning.

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