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Alpha Plus Model of School Improvement: TEACH

Below, find resources we're making available to our state educators. Most of the items below have content you can download. However, some are only available by being a member of our Alpha Plus Team Partners.

TEACH to mastery the Oklahoma Academic Standards, OAS

  • Map curriculum to 100 days from Labor Day to Spring Break using Alpha Plus OAS Pacing Calendars, or by using the steps we use in our professional development sessions outlined below:
    • OAS Objectives (by grade/content to PDF or CF URL)
    • Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) Test Blueprint (by grade/content, PDF)
    • Suggested Days/Suggested Order OAS Pacing Calendar Detail (by grade/content, Word docs so they can be adjusted)
    • Complete Alpha Plus “100 Days to Mastery” Pacing Calendar based on your school’s academic calendar (can this be a fillable PDF?)
    • For full school-year look at detailed Alpha Plus Model year see Instructional Leader Timeline / Principal Checklist (PDF)

  • Use Success with OAS textbooks and/or build lesson plans for each objective:
    • Evaluate OSTP Test and Item Specifications, 2019 (by grade/content)
    • Analyze Oklahoma Curriculum Frameworks (by grade/content URLs)
    • Use Success with OAS Vocabulary Posters (by grade/content PDFs)
    • Complete Alpha Plus Model Lesson Plan template for each OAS Objective to be assessed (need single, fillable PDF or online form)
    • Lesson Plan Example (need an OAS-aligned example in PDF)

  • Print Standard Based Report Cards to share with parents and students at first meeting to set expectations (link to user’s APO user login page?)

  • Print Test-Taking Procedures and Strategies handout and instruct students how to evaluate assessment questions in first semester (link to handout, PDF)
  • [Member Schools: Download Suggested Days/Suggested Order OAS Pacing Calendar by grade / content area in Word documents so you can adjust our curriculum map to your needs.  LOGIN to A+ Resources.]

i. Know your OAS Objectives: (how does this outline fit with the above?) -- I need to understand the outline. Thanks.

ii. Evaluate your Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) Test Blueprint and Item Specifications before planning number of days of focused instruction needed for each standard in the state blueprint

iv. After identifying key dates in your school’s academic calendar, “pencil in” your plan on the Alpha Plus “100 Days to Mastery” Pacing Calendar Blank (free, fillable pdf)

TIP: Whether you use a pencil or software when mapping curriculum, know that instructional pace will need to be revised after midyear / winter benchmark test.

Build lesson plans for each OAS objective that will be measured and/or use Success with OAS textbooks:

  • Complete Alpha Plus Model Lesson Plan template for each OAS Objective that will be assessed > Download FREE fillable PDF or Word document.
  • Lesson Plan Example (need an OAS-aligned example in PDF from one reading and one math textbook)
  • Check out the sample PDFs of Success with OAS Mathematics (Grades K-8) and Success with OAS Reading (Grades 3-4, 7-8) HERE

[Member Schools: Download digital copies (wish that said eBook!) of purchased Success with OAS textbooks to use on any school devices.  LOGIN to A+ Resources.]

C.  Communicate your plan with parents and students

  • Use Success with OAS Vocabulary Posters to focus everyone on words that will be used on state tests > Download FREE fillable PDF
  • Print Standard Based Report Cards to share with parents and students at first meeting to set expectations Download FREE fillable PDF *Also available with formative scores updated in real time at Alpha Plus Online
  • Print Test-Taking Procedures and Strategies handout and plan to instruct students how to evaluate assessment questions in first semester - Download FREE fillable PDF for Procedures, one for Mathematics, and one for Reading

For detailed school-year plan using the Alpha Plus Model of School Improvement, access Instructional Leader Timeline / Principal Checklist (LOGIN to A+ Resources for PDF) - not sure yet where to put this

The PLUS of Using Alpha Plus Educational Systems

Our Latest Blog Posts: Alpha Plus Success and Oklahoma Education

DID YOU KNOW? By Jan Barrick, CEO, Alpha Plus. Featuring a passage about Oklahoma history from the Success with OAS series. DID YOU KNOW? In Oklahoma history, a Chickasha teacher named William “Bill” ...
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OKLAHOMA SCHOOL LEADERS are invited to join a panel discussion about schools that are beating the odds and improving school test scores. • Dax Trent, Superintendent, Flower Mound PS • Larry Johnston, ...
We welcome Rector Johnson Middle School in Broken Bow as a new Alpha Plus partner on their Way to an A!...
According to Oklahoma Watch, at least 80% of sixth-grade students scored proficient in English at Balko, which ranks the Bison’s #1 statewide. Balko has used Alpha Plus OAS-aligned curriculum and inte...
Oklahoma Watch has a searchable database of last spring’s Oklahoma School Testing Program by grade level and subject area. When sorted by percentage of students proficient on the state test in English...
We welcome Bennett Elementary School in Broken Bow as a new Alpha Plus partner on their Way to an A!...
We welcome Elmore City-Pernell Elementary School, in Elmore City-Pernell to the Alpha Plus family! We'll partner with them this year for A+ results!...