Jan Barrick, M.Ed., founded Alpha Plus Learning Systems in 1986 to help students improve their performance in school. Her mission quickly grew into helping schools improve their “report card grades” under the various state and federal accountability systems.
Since 1990, when the Oklahoma Legislature created the state’s first academic standards and mandated a new type of state tests, the Alpha Plus team of educators began developing tools to help educators meet the changing mandates in state and federal law.
Alpha Plus uses scientifically based methods to help low-performing schools become high progress. Teachers and administrators learn to use data in making decisions that improve instruction and school performance. (Click on graph to view enlargement.)
Alpha Plus Educational Systems has been customizing services to meet the needs of rural, suburban and urban schools since 1992. Alpha Plus data and training helps educators improve instruction and, as such, state-mandated test scores, A-F Report Card grades, and federally regulated performance in English/reading, mathematics and science. Alpha Plus schools have outperformed the state average for every year of the A-F Report Cards.