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:
In the final step to success, rest easy knowing that you have access to the complete set of LSI’s expert consultants, resources, and technology tools, all 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 utilize 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.
- An “A” School in Danger Takes Action (Loxahatchee, FL)
- From Great to Exemplary (Boca Raton, FL)
- How Two Michigan Administrators Closed the Achievement Gap (Kingsley, MI)
- Princeton: Coaching in Action (Princeton, MN)
- Tremendous Results in a Single Year (Pahokee, FL)
- “On Our Way to An A!” (St. Petersburg, FL)
- “I'm a Better Instructional Leader Now.” (Muscogee County School District, GA)
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 have lived it. These firsthand accounts from across the nation reveal what’s possible when everyone works together to seek meaningful change.
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 reassess core 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 and 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 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.
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, The School District of Palm Beach County, Florida
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