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How McLaughlin Middle School Partnered with LSI During COVID-19 to Exit Turnaround Status, Earn its Best School Grade in 7 years and Outperform its Polk County Public Schools District Learning Rates

Join thousands of teachers who have partnered with LSI to implement tailored transformation approaches for student successes.

Our vision for education is to 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.

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In this new whitepaper, directors from LSI's Applied Research Center, address how LSI matched rigor with on-grade level content to not only close the COVID learning gap but also make gains during the pandemic.

Also covered in this data-affirmed paper:

  • 7 Strategies to close learning gaps at your school

  • Improving reading and math performance during winter to spring 2020-21

  • Closing subgroup achievement gaps

After struggling with D and F school grades for years, LSI focused on building highly effective leadership teams that brought out cornerstone improvements in teacher pedagogy and student agency within the rigorous school-wide Tier 1 core instruction. This helped the school escape state oversight and teachers reported improved professional learning communities AND student behavior.

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McLaughlin became the only middle school in its area to exit state turnaround status by
earning its best grade since 2015. School leaders credit LSI for taking end-to-end, complete systems approaches to instructional leadership and core instruction.

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