ALPHA PLUS MODEL OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
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 has been developing tools to help students reach higher expectations.
Alpha Plus uses scientifically based methods to help low-performing schools achieve high progress, and customizes services to meet the needs of rural, suburban and urban schools. (Click on images for enlargements.)
EVIDENCE OF EFFECTIVENESS: 2019
While a majority of schools served by Alpha Plus start out as low-performing, schools that use Alpha Plus tools outperformed Oklahoma’s average proficiency rates on state tests at Grades 3-8 every year, including 2019.
Alpha Plus data and training helps educators improve instruction and, as such, state-mandated test scores in English/reading, mathematics and science. (Click on images for enlargements.)
OKLAHOMA SCHOOL REPORT CARD GRADES
Each year, we evaluate Alpha Plus data against Oklahoma State Department of Education data for each school to ensure tools and efforts are aligned to the state accountability formula. (Click on images for enlargements.)
In 2019-20, Alpha Plus Online assessments aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) are being used in 74 schools with:
-13,108 students, K-8
-640 teachers, assistants and specialists
-169 principals and school support staff
-98 superintendents and district support staff