Schools for Rigor



When student achievement is in critical condition, you need intensive care. LSI offers the support that gets you moving toward success. With our unique 30-day data checks, you’ll see the needle moving in real time.

Your students deserve a quality education that prepares them for college and future careers. Our turnaround school improvement is comprehensive, vetted by research, and shown to work, even in priority schools and large urban districts challenged to scale results.

Check your symptoms...

  • Are too many students failing to achieve proficiency?
  • Are teachers desperate for strategies to close significant learning gaps?
  • Are instructional leaders uncertain how to support rigorous standards?
  • Are your staff overworked and overwhelmed by initiative fatigue?
  • Are you sick of new programs that fall short of their promises?
  • Are you struggling to resolve split school performance?
  • Is your school or district facing state takeover and community action?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, LSI can help.


Read how ten Florida schools
made gains in one year.

See how the Glades schools in Florida
describe their journey.

 Read our other case studies.

The program as a whole is what works, you can’t take just one piece. The training was targeted, we were monitoring the effects of the training, we were coaching on the spot with teachers as we did instructional rounds, we had side by side coaching with administrators. Taking all of that together is what works.


-Michael Aronson,
Principal, Pahokee Middle Senior High School, Florida

With so much at stake, you don’t have time to wait.

Contact us now to start transforming student learning!



Although turnaround doesn’t happen overnight, we speed up the process by narrowing your focus. Instead of attacking sprawling symptoms with competing initiatives, we target root causes.


Rigorous core instruction

  • Start by laying a bedrock foundation of effective teaching in every classroom.
  • Research shows that students learn best when challenged to ask questions, think critically, and take ownership of their learning.
  • That’s why we’ve streamlined Marzano’s Art & Science of Teaching framework into The Essentials for Achieving Rigor, a standards-based instructional model that zeroes in on the most powerful strategies.

Leadership practices

  • Next, scaffold effective teaching with powerful leadership practices.
  • At LSI, we’re known for building expertise and high-impact coaching, but don’t take our word for it--check the RAND report that designated Marzano’s School Leader Evaluation Model as one of only two models that satisfy ESSA’s highest standard.
  • When you choose to work with us, you are investing the most effective instructional leadership training available.

Close persistent achievement gaps.

Insist on school improvement proven to work--fast.



At LSI, we don’t believe in programs that falsely guarantee success no matter who implements them. Teachers matter. Leaders matter. Here are two ways that we define our commitment to sustainable success and to you.

Real-time metrics


No more waiting until the end of the year to gauge whether your investment will pay off in improved student learning. You can’t afford to wait that long, and neither can we. Our dedicated research team checks leading indicators every 30 days. Our data analysts ensure that our implementation works in your school, not just on paper.

The benefits of this strategy are far-reaching. Knowing how we’re impacting learning allows us to fine-tune the plan as we go. We make sure that data makes sense and points to clear actions. Even better, you’ll be able to see each step of implementation—from coaching and PD to data review and analysis—making measurable progress toward learning outcomes.

Shared accountability


We take our partnership with you very seriously. We stand with your teachers in the classroom when students struggle, we stand with leaders when the data comes in. We don’t just hand you a theoretical plan and a few how-to’s. We’re there to troubleshoot implementation, to model instruction, to coach—whatever it takes to make sure that when our results come in, there are no surprises, only the joy of seeing learning soar.