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2023 ALPHA PLUS HONOR ROLL

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2023 ALPHA PLUS HONOR ROLL

Congratulations to the students, parents, educators, administrators, and board members of these Alpha Plus Partner Schools! Among 90 sites using the Alpha Plus Model of School Improvement with fidelity in the 2022-23 school year , these schools earned an A or B on the Oklahoma School Report Cards (OSRC) for 2023.

 

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Schools Make Honor Roll Based on 2023 State Report Cards

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2024
CONTACT: William L. Liedtke III, (405) 842-8408

Schools Make Honor Roll Based on 2023 State Report Cards

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Beat the Odds & Improve Test Scores: Panel Discussion for Oklahoma School Leaders

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OKLAHOMA SCHOOL LEADERS are invited to join a panel discussion about schools that are beating the odds and improving school test scores.

• Dax Trent, Superintendent, Flower Mound PS
• Larry Johnston, Principal, Roff ES & MS
• Darlene Hayhurst, Principal, Dibble MS
• Brent Haken, Superintendent, Morrison PS

Moderated by Alpha Plus CEO Jan Barrick with closing remarks from retired superintendent Bennie Newton, let our team answer your questions at the OKLA. ASSOCIATION OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS (OAESP) LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE.

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We are SO PROUD to CONGRATULATE BALKO and MORRISON SCHOOLS!

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According to Oklahoma Watch, at least 80% of sixth-grade students scored proficient in English at Balko, which ranks the Bison’s #1 statewide. Balko has used Alpha Plus OAS-aligned curriculum and interim assessments for reading and math since 2018.

Morrison’s first year with Alpha Plus was last year. For spring 2022, the Morrison Wildcats ranked 3rd in the state for 6th Grade ELA proficiency at 59%, which is more than double the state average of 26%.

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CONGRATULATIONS to PRUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

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Oklahoma Watch has a searchable database of last spring’s Oklahoma School Testing Program by grade level and subject area. When sorted by percentage of students proficient on the state test in English at Grade 8, Prue is ranked 3rd with 57 percent of students proficient! By the way, Prue’s proficiency in 8th grade ELA is more than double the state average of 25 percent.

Prue has been an Alpha Plus Partner School for both reading and math curriculum and assessments since 2013. Keep up the great work, Prue Rockets!

See all the scores at https://oklahomawatch.org/2022/10/11/new-data-shows-students-gaining-ground-but-still-below-pre-pandemic-in-core-subjects/

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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.