A+ Results and Research
OKA+ Schools sees significant achievement differences. Every year since it was founded in 2002, OKA+ Schools have outperformed their districts and state averages on standardized tests. Regardless of the year, whether urban or rural, in low-income or affluent areas, with majority of English as a second language or gifted, OKA+ schools perform better (as evidenced by the chart below).
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Additionally, over five (5) years, a research team from the University of Central Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma and Auburn University tracked Oklahoma A+ Schools. Their findings are summarized in the six volumes below.
Each of these reports uses different formative methods and perspective to provide detailed and extensive information on how the initiative began, how it has grown, and what researchers have learned. Included are literature reviews to substantiate their research assumptions and clear descriptions of the methods they used to gather and analyze their data. Click on each link to view the entire .pdf versions of the reports from the Oklahoma A+ website :
The conclusion of the researchers was that Oklahoma A+ schools have:
GRFA believes that we can expect similar results in Louisiana schools that adopt the A+ methods. If you have any questions, contact us or consult our A+ FAQ.
Video: Results in an A+ School in Arkansas
2012 Art Contest Artwork
1st Place winner in our 2012 Art Contest Senior Category "The Cajun Icon" by Richie Smith from Monroe, LA.