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School Turnaround

Lindamood-Bell® School Partnerships are improving student performance in schools across the country. For more than 15 years, schools and districts throughout the United States have partnered with Lindamood-Bell to establish professional learning communities. Our model of high quality instruction, rigorous professional development, comprehensive program monitoring, and evaluation ensures that student academic performance is improved and sustained on a large scale.

Lindamood-Bell is an Education Service Provider in many states, including Colorado (click here for CO details). Contact us for information about your state. Subject to availability.

Lindamood-Bell®School Partnerships Turnaround schools:


Our process-based, sensory-cognitive instruction develops the underlying skills required for competency in reading, comprehension, writing, math, and critical thinking. These skills are necessary for proficiency in the common core state standards.

Key Features

  • Research-validated practices
  • Framework for Response to Intervention
  • Enhances Tier 1 common core instruction
  • Effective for Tier 2 and 3 intervention
  • Develops the 5 core components of reading
  • Helps all students learn to their potential, K-12
  • Aligns to Common Core Content Standards



We partner with schools anddistricts to establish an effective Professional Learning Community (PLC), supported by best practices, and designed to sustain school improvement byincreasing student achievement on a large scale.

Key Features

  • Teacher training via on-site workshops in research based programs, assessments, differentiated instruction, and more
  • Assessment and differentiated instruction
  • Embedded and sustained professional development for teachers
  • Weekly Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings
  • Program demonstrations and mentoring by on-site coaches
  • Lindamood-Bell® Consultant Certification program
  • Instructional Leadership Program


Our goal is to support leaders and teachers by comprehensively addressing professional development needs and implementing a high quality, sustainable literacy initiative to enhance school improvement,

Key Features

  • School-by-School Needs Assessment
  • Leadership Institute for staff development
  • Monthly quality reviews
  • Quarterly reports on program efficacy
  • Strategic Response to Intervention planning
  • Ongoing collaboration
  • Classroom walkthrough guidelines and support


We implement comprehensive assessment tools to diagnose individual learning needs, differentiate instruction, and measure program efficacy along with school improvement.

Key Features

  • Needs Assessment, mid-year, and end of year reports on student progress / school improvement
  • State achievement test reports
  • Response to Intervention progress monitoring
    • Real-time diagnosis



Our web-based data management system, INFORMS for Schools, allows teachers to maximize school improvement by efficiently tracking student assessment results and attendance, and generating individualized learning evaluation reports.

Key Features

  • Automated diagnostic test scoring & summaries
  • Attendance tracking module
  • Coordinated Response to Intervention data management with schools/districts


We promote a positive culture of instruction and student achievement.  Our Response to Intervention framework involves collaborating with schools to develop outreach efforts and events for parents and all community stakeholders.

Key Features

  • Kick-off Celebration
  • School Board Presentations
  • Parent correspondence in English/Spanish (other languages available)
  • Tips for Home (parent workshops)
  • Certification Celebrations (teacher recognition)
  • Shooting Star Celebrations (student recognition)


Our comprehensive school partnerships utilize a Response to Intervention model that includes teacher training and other staff development methods designed to consistently increase and sustain school improvement through student achievement.

Key Features 

  • Proven Results in Title 1 schools and Special Education
  • Effective interventions for students with disabilities, K-12
  • Effectively meets the needs of English Language Learners
  • Significant progress in measures of reading and comprehension, which positively affect proficiency in Common Core State Standards

“I truly believe that choosing to implement Lindamood-Bell at Haskin Elementary was a great decision. Our students are being challenged more than ever before and our teachers have the tools, the metacognitive strategies,and support to reach them.”

Melissa Garcia,
Haskin Elementary Teacher


“Lindamood-Bell has had an enormous impact on our school and on our students. The training our teachers received impacted all areas of their instruction and led to increased student achievement across the content areas.”

Kathy Kulp,
Principal, Haskin Elementary School

"We are so fortunate to have found Lindamood-Bell and your solution. The results have been life changing for our daughter. Thanks for the miracle!"
~ Melissa, a mother

"As we make our journey through life we are lucky enough to meet a handful of people who can truly make a difference in our lives. My son at age 12 has already met this handful. Thank you."
~ William, a father

"The workshop presenter was very knowledgeable about the field of Education and Special Education. I am very excited to implement this into my resource room. I can't wait to make a difference for someone."
~ Ellen, a Special Ed Teacher


We are excited to announce that our CEO, Nanci Bell, received the Distinguished Leader in Special Education Award at the Third New York Citywide Special Education Conference on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Hunter College in New York City.
Congratulations, Nanci!