Steps to Become an SREB Ready Certified School
- Implement the SREB Readiness courses in literacy or math with teachers who have completed the initial face-to-face training during the Readiness Courses Institute. Teachers should be selected who are enthusiastic about teaching in a challenging and engaging environment.
- Require teachers to engage in and complete online follow-up support. Certificates of completion will be provided to teachers for documentation.
- Provide evidence of successful implementation, including student work and teacher classroom experiences. Participating teachers will receive instructions on how to submit evidence during the online follow-up support.
- Provide pre- and post-test data to SREB to document student learning. This will require the support of the school staff and leadership and may include ACT scores, SAT scores or scores on statewide examinations. Note that while SREB will collect aggregate data from the school, in no case will this involve the transmission of student personal information.
- Complete a site visit where SREB staff visit with teachers and school leaders. This is the final step in becoming an SREB Ready Certified School. In most cases this site visit will be performed in person, but if scheduling does not allow, an electronic meeting will be arranged with the school leadership and SREB staff.
How to Apply
If your school qualifies for the SREB Ready Certification, please complete the application. Email the completed application, along with supporting documents, to Ready@sreb.org.
Levels of Certification
- SREB Ready Gold: Schools implementing SREB Ready courses in literacy or math.
- SREB Ready Platinum: Schools implementing SREB Ready courses in literacy and math.
SREB Support for Participating Schools
- Online follow-up support. On-demand email and phone support for teachers and counselors. Webinars each semester for participating schools.
- Collect and document program effectiveness. Samples of student work and classroom testimonials are submitted through the online follow-up support. ACT vouchers are available to participating schools on a limited basis each year.
- Site visit by SREB staff to present the plaque and visit with school leaders. SREB staff will arrange a time to present your school with a plaque to display at the school. A press release will be sent and state leaders will be notified. In most cases this site visit will be performed in person, but if scheduling does not allow that, an electronic meeting will be arranged with the school leadership and SREB staff.
- SREB Ready Certified Schools will be featured on the SREB website. Each certified school will be listed, including a link to the school’s success story.
- Selected Ready Certified schools will be invited to the HSTW summer conference. Each year, SREB will select teachers and leaders from outstanding readiness programs to present their stories and successes at the annual High Schools That Work summer conference, including registration fees and travel expenses.