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School turnaround interventions are too often a short-term fix, increasing scores temporarily. That puts your school in jeopardy of closing or becoming charter. At LSI, we work with you to make these changes permanent, creating a stable foundation for continued growth. This means:
Stay open. Stay public. Break the turnaround cycle and stay a vital part of your community.
This phase ensures that the school has strong, supportive expectations, systems, and processes that foster rigorous teaching and learning for every student.
This phase shifts the school to engaging, student-centered, standards-based learning. Teachers and school leaders build on a strong culture of team-based, mutual support to prepare students for success in the new economy of the 21st Century
From the very start, we help you implement a proactive response to state-level mandates to quickly close educational achievement gaps. The path to this goal is equity and access to strong core instruction for all students.
Leadership is the most influential and critical element of a turnaround. We help you recruit and build strong leadership teams with the skills to foster a supportive climate for learning, effective classroom management, and high quality, engaging core instruction.
Collaborative teacher teams are the key to sustainable school improvement through strong core instruction. Agile teacher-led teams can swiftly identify and close learning gaps before they become achievement gaps.
From principals to school leadership teams, teacher teams, and student academic teams, everyone is responsible to track and verify daily evidence of learning to the standards. These data drive coaching actions that result in rapid, measurably improved teaching and learning for all students.
We report our metrics every 30 days to ensure we are making progress and that we meet or exceed our plan for improvement, holding ourselves accountable to you.
We provide clear, outcome-based reports and communication that can be used to share with all stakeholders
Throughout the project, we conduct school board updates and community meetings to address issues and concerns before they arise and build a sense of trust.
As your trusted partner, we hold ourselves accountable to make sure you can break the cycle of low performance once and for all and launch your schools on a sustainable path to becoming models of rigorous instruction and student engagement.
The need to turning around public schools only increases when virtual learning is required. Learn more about how we promote virtual learning as part of our turnaround programs.
Prior to working with LSI, Lakewood had been the lowest-performing traditional public school in the state with a low “F” and a history of being a “D” or “F” school since 2013.
After a year of intensive work, Lakewood gained a hard-earned 7 percentage points out of the total possible points for their letter grade percentage and was 2 points shy from increasing their letter grade to a “D.”
“It’s going to be really powerful in August when our scholars return, and all of our staff is here.”
When students are engaged, behavior referrals go down and classroom participation goes up. As a vital part of our turnaround programs, students will:
In short, students will learn skills that help them achieve in school, boost scores, and guide them toward the 21st-century. It’s creating education that resonates with teachers and students.
Student behavior referrals at Lakewood Elementary School decreased by as much as 80 percent compared to the previous year.
Teachers see rapid improvement in their students’ learning, engagement, and behavior as a direct result of their growing expertise in their instructional practice through:
Teachers form a strong sense of belonging and ownership of student learning at their schools once they experience the Schools for Rigor culture of high expectations, mutual accountability, collegial support, and engaged, self-regulated students
Core teacher turnover at Lakewood decreased by 55 percent in just one year.