Arkansas: A commitment to literacy as well as math
State news about SREB Readiness Courses
2013 legislation in Arkansas calls for the high schools
to assess students before they graduate from high school and
offer transitional courses for those who do not meet college- and
career-readiness standards. In response, the Arkansas
Department of Education trained more than 300 educators to
teach the SREB Readiness Courses — more than half of them
for the Literacy Ready course, demonstrating a major
commitment to literacy in Arkansas.
In May 2015, educational co-op leaders from around the state gathered to hear SREB content experts George Johnson and Kenna Barger spread the vision for Literacy Ready and Math Ready. Also in spring 2015, K-12 leaders and higher education officials discussed how they can work together to stem the flow of students who enter college needing remediation.