State: Alabama


Your Guide to Data and Services for Alabama

SREB works with Arkansas policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources. Plus: details on how Arkansas makes use of SREB’s many targeted programs and services.

Alabama Members of the Board

Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, Montgomery, ex officio (2019)
Alan Baker, State Representative, Brewton (2017)
Tommy Bice, former State Superintendent of Education, Montgomery (2016)
Caroline Novak, President, A+ Education Partnership, Montgomery (2018)
Chuck Smith, Demopolis, Alabama (2019)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

Alabama Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Alan Baker, State Representative, Brewton
Dick Brewbaker, State Senator, Montgomery
Terri Collins, State Representative, Decatur
Randy Davis, State Representative, Daphne
Vivian Davis Figures, State Senator, Mobile
Trip Pittman, State Senator, Montrose
Rod Scott, State Representative, Fairfield

Publication September 20165 pages

College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

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Publication June 201640 pages(16E07-AL)

Alabama: Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace

Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace is the seventh biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.


Strategies That Work Gene Bottoms

Alabama Science Teacher Sets Higher Expectations Using Literacy Strategies

Reese Woytek Why did the deer cross the road? The usual answer to the joke is “to get to the other side.”

That question serves as a prompt for seventh-grade science students to start looking for answers through data-driven research and in-depth writing. Their teacher, Reese Woytek at Slocomb Middle School in Geneva County, Alabama, is using the instructional framework of the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC). He received his LDC training in 2015. The Southern Regional Education Board is training teachers across Alabama, and Woytek’s experience is a perfect example of how LDC strategies can change teacher focus and impact students.

Publication September 20144 pages

High School to College and Careers, Alabama

Are standards, assessments and readiness policies aligned to promote smooth transitions? Details on Alabama policies and requirements for high school graduation, accelerated learning, academic and career planning, college and career readiness, college admission, state financial aid and more.


Publication May 20133 pages

Alabama Accountability Profile

Alabama’s plans under federal waivers to No Child Left Behind: policies for raising student achievement, evaluating school performance, and identifying low-performing schools for state assistance.


Publication June 201236 pages(12E04)

Alabama: A Decade of Progress

This report outlines a decade of the state’s progress toward meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead education goals. Data on key education measures for each of the 12 goals are presented, with commentary that puts the information in a regional and national context. The lead figures on each page also are available as PowerPoint slides at