Larry Ainsworth
Independent Author, Consultant


  • Assessment
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Professional development

Larry Ainsworth is the author or co-author of 15 published books, including: “Common Formative Assessments 2.0” (2015), “’Unwrapping’ the Common Core” (2014) and “Prioritizing the Common Core” (2013). Currently an independent education author and consultant, Ainsworth served as the executive director of professional development at The Leadership and Learning Center in Englewood, Colo., from 1999-2013. He traveled nationally and internationally to assist school systems in implementing best practices related to standards, assessment, curriculum, and instruction across all grades and content areas. Throughout his career as a professional developer, Ainsworth has delivered keynote addresses and breakout sessions across North America and in Latin America and regularly worked in school systems to assist leaders and educators in understanding and implementing powerful standards-based practices. Drawing upon 24 years of experience as an upper elementary and middle school teacher in demographically diverse schools, Ainsworth brings a varied background and wide range of professional experiences to each of his presentations.