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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:
      • 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)

 ASSESS what was taught to determine mastery

    • Use Alpha Plus Online benchmarks three times per year; administer common formative assessments as objectives are taught in first three nine weeks (link to APO Quick Start Guide, PDF, and/or URL of manual)

    • Hold weekly Data Team Meetings and/or complete DTM worksheets to monitor progress (need single, fillable PDF or online form)

    • Use Remediation Report Form (need single, fillable PDF or online form) to coordinate intervention for each student

    • What does my Objective Accountability Graph say?

    • What does my Classroom List Report tell me?

REMEDIATE OAS objectives not mastered (by Spring Break)

    • Use reports on growth/proficiency by student and class to determine re-teaching and intervention needs

    • Compare benchmark data to state test scores for each student to evaluate expectations and monitor progress (link to STL Template or to URL for STL in APO)

    • Locate additional teaching resources to use in intervention, tutoring, etc. (by grade/content to OSSBA Digital Library and OSDE Curriculum Frameworks URLs)

Use DATA to improve instruction (year-round)

    • OAG: Use Objective Accountability Graphs to monitor teaching pace and student proficiency. Check formative Item Response Reports for consistency in incorrect answers by objective for classroom discussion (if app: link to list of OAGs for user or example of what this looks like in PDF?)

    • SBRC: Use Standard Based Report Cards to solicit feedback from parents at each parent-teacher conference (link to list of SBRC links/class for user or example w/elements explained in PDF)

    • CLR: Use Classroom List Report to determine how many students were already proficient on which objectives from benchmarks to adjust pacing for next semester or next school year (if app: link to list of CLRs for user or example of what this looks like in PDF?)

    • STL: [Wendy, beside this item, you have written Benchmark Performance Analysis.] Using the Summative Test Log throughout the year to individualize instruction based on student abilities, subgroups and past performance (need example of new downloadable STL form w/elements explained in PDF)

    • SOA: Summative Objective Report provides calculations of proficiency by OAS Objective for each class and identifies the best instructional leader for intervention and potential peer mentors by grade level.

 

The PLUS of Using Alpha Plus Educational Systems

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