What is ARI:
The Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) is a statewide K-12 initiative committed to supporting the development of high-quality instruction that will prepare all students’ with the literacy skills needed to meet or exceed grade-level standards.
The goal of the ARI is to significantly improve reading instruction and ultimately achieve 100% literacy among public school students.
The mission of the Alabama Department of Education is to provide the standards, resources, and support local education agencies need to ensure that all students graduate college- and/or career-ready. Literacy skills provide the foundation for all learning, and the Alabama Reading Initiative continues to focus efforts on the development of literacy skills in all students.