Applied Research Center

LSI Applied Research Center

The LSI Applied Research Center is a multidisciplinary team of researchers and expert practitioners all focused on translating the best educational research into effective strategies, programs, and interventions to elevate teaching and learning. Like you, we are driven to ensure all students receive the highest quality education possible.

Objective insights from deep industry knowledge

When Others' Promises Fall Short.

Have you ever experienced where a product or service sounded perfect for your school or district but fell short of what was promised? This is unfortunately a common story among district and school leaders who felt the promise of a solution they hoped for never fully materialized.

Ensuring Our Promise is Kept, and Your Goals are Achieved.

At Learning Sciences International, we created our Applied Research Center to ensure district and school leaders that engage in our services never feel this way – we always deliver on our promise through transparent goals established upfront with our clients and then in-depth partnership data reviews every 30 days to ensure monthly progress to the agreed upon goal.

Clarity and guidance for your school improvement efforts
Data and insights you can trust

Rigor in Data Reporting. Research You Trust.

In the LSI Applied Research Center, every solution we offer is research-based with rigorous implementation that is metric-driven and confirmed by your school or district's data. Every solution in the LSI Applied Research Center is verified through federal research standards utilizing What Works Clearinghouse research methods and protocols.

Read our Research Reports and Case Studies. Watch the videos of the transformation our partner clients experience. See the depth of our research-based offerings for school transformation, curriculum services, and external manager of turnaround schools. Our results are second to none.

Meet the LSI Applied Research Center Team

Melissa Bloom

Melissa Bloom, Ed.D.

Practice Leader, LSI Marzano Center

Meg Bowen

Marguerite Bowen, M.Ed.

Practice Leader, Curriculum

James Mills

James Mills, M.Ed.

Practice Leader, School Turnaround and External Management

David Tudor

David Tudor, M.A.

Practice Leader, Schools for Rigor

Lindsey Devers

Lindsey Devers Basileo, Ph.D.

Lead Researcher

Amy Mattingly

Amy Mattingly, M.Ed.

Senior Research Analyst

Libba Lyons

Merewyn "Libba" Lyons, Ed.D.

Researcher

Melissa Gdowik

Melissa Gdowik, B.S.

Research Associate

We are the only educational services company with an Applied Research Center

Our products and services are carefully designed, tested, and evaluated following What Works Clearinghouse research standards. You may be assured that you are receiving the most up-to-date, evidence-based supports to meet the specific needs of your schools.

Transparent Goals and In-Depth Data Reviews

The LSI Applied Research Center exists to ensure that we always deliver on our promises. We hold ourselves accountable to you through transparent goals and in-depth data reviews every 30 days to ensure progress.

Research-Based with Rigorous Implementation

Our products and services are carefully designed, tested, and evaluated following What Works Clearinghouse research standards. You may be assured that you are receiving the most up-to-date, evidence-based supports to meet the specific needs of your schools.

Every solution we offer is research-based with rigorous implementation that is metric-driven and confirmed by your school or district's data.

Our Mission

Apply cutting edge educational research to the design of products and services to meet the real needs of schools.

Rigorously test and evaluate products and services using What Works Clearinghouse design standards for research.

Hold ourselves accountable for providing the highest levels of quality and efficacy in all products and services.

LSI Applied Research Center Solutions that Achieve Results:

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School Improvement Strategies

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.

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Marzano Evaluation Models

The Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model is a heavy-duty framework that's strong enough to withhold the weight of rigorous, standards-based shifts while clarifying the expectations between principals and teachers.

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Standards-Driven Curriculum

To solve today's curriculum challenges, LSI has developed a comprehensive initiative to help districts across the nation to align, develop, and implement standards-driven curriculum.

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Together, We Can Do Great Things

Each partnership with LSI is unique and built around shared priorities. Let us help empower you to empower students so they can achieve their hopes and dreams.