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The Common Culprit: National Curriculum Ignores Oklahoma Academic Standards

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  There’s an old expression that goes like this: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.” While Henry Ford is credited with this wisdom, evidence of it can be seen clearly in public education in Ok...
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CCOSA Professional Development: Wendy Pratt

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Our own Wendy Pratt got certified today —not as a teacher but as a certified number cruncher! Thanks to CCOSA-OSDE team for the update for school data nerds on how to calculate the Oklahoma School Report Cards, which hit SSO for district review on MO...
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Meet Our CEO, Jan Barrick

Jan Barrick, CEO
Our CEO, Jan Barrick, founded Alpha Plus in 1990. Prior to starting her company, Jan was a classroom teacher. She believes it's crucial for curriculum to be written by Oklahoma teachers, to Oklahoma standards . That's why Alpha Plus schools have outp...
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Smarter Snails and Academic Standards

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Thanks to the Henryetta Free-Lance for featuring our CEO, Jan Barrick, and her column about Smarter Snails and Academic Standards. No one knows Oklahoma Education like Jan!    
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OSTP Assessment and Data Literacy Guide

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Here's the link for the OSTP English Language Arts Data and Interpretation Guidebook: Click here But, wait, there's more! ... Here's the official Performance Level "cut scores" : Click here    
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At Alpha Plus, We Use Data to Help Schools Make the Grade!

Our system helps teachers and administrators identify students who need remediation in real time. We even pinpoint the specific OAS objectives that need improvement!

That's why Alpha Plus schools have outperformed the state average every year of the A-F Report Cards.