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Alpha Plus Founder: Jan Barrick, CEO

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..

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Alpha Plus Welcomes Senator Newhouse

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Our CEO, Jan Barrick, welcomes Senator Joe Newhouse to Alpha Plus on Friday as the two continue their focus on how to make Oklahoma a top ten state.

Sen. Newhouse and Jan discussed improving training, compensation, and respect for Oklahoma teachers as keys to improving student success.

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Jan Barrick: OU Alumni Reception

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From Jan:

"Enjoyed visiting with OU President Joseph Harroz at the OU Alumni and Friends Reception yesterday in the Devon Tower. Also met one of the students I tutored when I first started out in Norman, Brad Purcell. Boomer!”

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Congrats to Guymon schools on OAS Growth

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Congratulations to Guymon Public Schools for Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) Growth in 2020-21!

 Data from spring benchmark assessments of the Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) in reading and math found students in schools using OAS-aligned curriculum and assessments performing better than expected this year despite the pandemic.

At Guymon Public Schools, spring scores at Academy Elementary (Grades 3-4) and North Park Elementary (Grades 5-6) are at or above the statewide average this spring and students posted significant academic growth.

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CONGRATS to McAlester Schools for OAS Growth!

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Congratulations to McAlester Public Schools for Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) Growth in 2020-21!

Data from spring benchmark assessments of the Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS) in reading and math found students in schools using OAS-aligned curriculum and assessments performing better than expected this year despite the pandemic.

At McAlester Public Schools in Pittsburg County, spring scores at all four schools using OAS-aligned benchmarks were above statewide averages in the fall and the spring and all posted above-average growth. Edmond Doyle and Will Rogers elementary schools posted the greatest growth from fall to spring at 27 percentage points with Emerson Elementary and Parker Intermediate achieving significant academic growth as well.

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Did You Know?

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In Oklahoma history, a musician born in Oklahoma City in 1914 grew up to write one of the most influential novels in American history. During Black History Month, we remember the life of Ralph Ellison and the first great novel by an African-American writer, Invisible Man, published in 1952.  

Ralph Ellison: An Oklahoma Treasure

Oklahoma has a rich history of people who have made a lasting mark on their profession and the world. Ralph Ellison is one such figure. Born in 1914, in Oklahoma City, Ralph Ellison walked the halls of Frederick Douglass School and learned from early hardship that life was difficult but beautiful. Pulling from his roots and life experiences, Ellison wrote Invisible Man, one of the most influential novels in American history.

Ralph Ellison was named after his father’s literary hero, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ellison’s father had wanted his son to be a poet, just like his namesake. Unfortunately, when Ellison was three, his father was killed in a terrible accident. After the tragedy, Ellison’s mother was forced to work multiple jobs to support her family. But even in this, Ellison could see good, as his mother brought him books to read given to her by residents in the houses she cleaned. Ralph Ellison grew up poor but was able to attend school in Oklahoma City, learned to play the trumpet, and found good mentors.

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We Use Data to Help Schools on the Way to an A!

Teachers and administrators can quickly and easily identify students who need more help learning the Oklahoma Academic Standards.

Alpha Plus pinpoints the SPECIFIC OAS objectives or "gaps" students have from previous years, then helps school teams address each objective throughout the year.

That is why Alpha Plus schools have OUTPERFORMED the state average every year of the A-F Report Cards.