We thank these Oklahoma leaders for their reviews based on their success using Alpha Plus Success with OAS tools.
Mike Watkins, Principal, Jones Middle School, Jones:
"The key to this transition lies in the art of teaching. Using Success with OAS, we can dissect the standards with Alpha Plus guidance as to how each objective ought to be taught.
Our teachers then adjust that to what works for their students.
We are not interested in materials not aligned to the OAS. Nor do we want teachers spending time sifting through textbooks written for other states trying to find what works.
Alpha Plus is already there."
Brenda Quinn, Prinicpal, Sweetwater Public Schools:
Using Success with OAS, we have the standards at our fingertips and examples of problems that are aligned to each objective. It is the best help we could possibly have."
Cheryl Hessman, Principal, Clara Teynolds Elementary, Harrah:
"We are LOVING this New Alpha Plus! The teachers are excited about all the data at their fingertips. Thank you for making my job easier."
Donna Anderson, Superintendent Cherokee Public Schools:
MEMO TO TEACHERS Re: Oklahoma School Testing Program scores for 2017.
"I am so proud of each and every one of our teachers and the job you do for our students!
Test scores do not define us but we are competitive, and want our students to have received the best education possible when they go out into the world.
We will study this information and work toward the future as we always have:
Professionally pursuing our mission to give Cherokee students the best education in Oklahoma.
Greg Davidson, Superintendent, Coalgate :
"Emerson Elementary began using Alpha Plus during the 2015-2016 school year. Our reading and math scores had consistently been in the mid to low 60s on our A-F report with an overall grade of 66 in 2014-2015 and 73 in 2015-2016. After we began using the Alpha Plus program, we saw tremendous gains in our reading and math scores. We are currently projecting our report card to be an 81 and attribute our gains to using the Alpha Plus program. The pacing calendars developed by Alpha Plus ensure that all objectives are taught and assessed before test time rolls around. The data provided by the formative and summative assessments helped us identify weaknesses and focus on those skills during our remediation time, and ultimately, our test prep time at the end of the year. Data became our friend and it should become yours as well! I highly recommend Alpha Plus for any school looking to increase student performance on the end of year exams."
Renee Dove, Principal, Okmulgee Elementary School
"Alpha Plus develops their own curriculum and practice tests based on state standards, unlike most companies who use only general curriculum."
Jeannie Struss, 4th grade teacher, Duncan
"After 30 years of teaching I didn’t think I could find a better way to use my assessment data. Alpha Plus methods have taught me so much this year."
Pam Garner, Darlington Elementary School, 4th and 5th grade teacher
"What I like about Alpha Plus is that it helps a teacher focus on the correct objectives and takes the guess work out of what is important. It also helps to continually test understanding of the objectives."
Karla Webb, Hollis Middle School, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teacher
"I know that following the plan given, it has made me a better teacher. I know without a doubt that I have covered all the objectives."
Dana Wendt, Mangum Elementary School, 4th grade teacher
"I like being able to see where my students are having trouble."
Jeff Kelly, Agra Superintendent
"I have seen great results from the Alpha Plus system. Written for Oklahoma schools using only Oklahoma standards gives our teachers confidence that what they are teaching is actually going to affect state test scores."
Mangum 3rd grader
"I know I'm ready for the state test because I've been taking my Alpha Plus test today and I scored 100!"