The Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) is a state funded K-12 comprehensive strategy to bring the best research on reading instruction and the best teaching practices into the classrooms. The primary method is intensive, researched-based professional development for teachers.
The vision of ARI is to have a 100% literacy rate for all school children. It targets three fronts:
Strenthening reading instruction in the early grades.
Continuously expanding all students' reading power and comprehenson levels.