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’ wi​th the literacy skills needed to meet or exceed grad​e-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.