The Aurora Learning Community Association (ALCA) supports the establishment and promotion of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) through their use of standards, curriculum, and assessments.
  • Is a non-profit education association based out of Fairview Public Schools located in Fairview, Oklahoma. 

  • Originated in 1997 as a $5,465,000 USDE-funded Technology Innovation Challenge Grant (TICG). 

  • Out of over 100 TICG grants awarded, the Aurora Project is one of only three that have been sustained. The Aurora Project became the 501c3 nonprofit association, ALCA.

  • ALCA is currently working with well over 100 Oklahoma and Texas school districts and Career Technology Centers through the Oklahoma Department of Career Technology and Education. 

ALCA provides a broad range of services addressing:

  • Standards 
    — Data Analysis of standards-based student performance using Comprehend Data.
    — Professional development emphasizing research-based vocabulary, practices and resources.
    — Standards Mapping generating vocabulary essential for mapping curriculum & assessments.
  • Curriculum
    — Curriculum lesson development and sharing.
    — Curriculum Mapping.
    — Standards-based lesson plan development and sharing.
    — Online course delivery including student assignments.
  • Assessments
    — Online testing.
    — Rubric-based assessments.
    — Online grade book.
  • Other Services
    — District web site services.
    — Resource sharing across districts.
    — Grant-funded project services supporting dissemination, sustainability, and evaluation.

ALCA's Comprehend Data Services is a primary focus for K-12 Professional Learning Communities. The chart below depicts the growth across K12 school districts.



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