State: Alabama


Your Guide to Data and Services for Alabama

SREB works with Alabama 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 Alabama uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.

Alabama Members of the Board

Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, Montgomery, ex officio (2023)
Alan Baker, State Representative, Brewton (2021)
Terri Collins, State Representative, Decatur (2023)
Mark Dixon, President, A+ Education Partnership, Montgomery (2022)
Eric Mackey, State Superintendent of Education, Montgomery (2020)

(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
Terri Collins, State Representative, Decatur
Tracy Estes, State Representative, Winfield
Vivian Davis Figures, State Senator, Mobile
Rod Scott, State Representative, Fairfield

Publication March 20209 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 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.


Publication June 201840 pages(18E03-AL)

Alabama: Looking Closer

Looking Closer is the eighth 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.



Anna Daniels

CTE Dual Enrollment That Works

“Some of our students have never set foot on a college campus,” says Jonathan Phillips, director of the DeKalb County Technology Center in Rainsville, Alabama.

That’s a point of pride at DCTC. Although the center is known for providing quality career and technical education courses and industry credentials, it also offers academic courses that satisfy graduation requirements and dual enrollment courses that put students on the fast track to credential and degree attainment.


Arkansas, Alabama And Missouri Educators, South Carolina School Win National Readiness Awards
Leadership in preparing students for success in high school and after

Three educators and a South Carolina high school were honored this week with Southern Regional Education Board awards. These recognize outstanding teaching and leadership with SREB Readiness Courses, which help underprepared students succeed in high school and postsecondary studies. The winners were honored at SREB’s Readiness Courses Institute in Orlando, Florida.


Principal Raises Academic Rigor With LDC and Good Assignments

In the fall of 2015, Southeastern School, a K-12 school serving a suburban community outside of Birmingham, Alabama, began adopting the Literacy Design Collaborative and the Mathematics Design Collaborative instructional strategies.

Before Southeastern made the commitment to implementing LDC and MDC, Principal Glenn Puckett knew it was important to have teacher buy-in and he asked some of the mid-career teachers to look into the literacy and math frameworks more closely.

Blog post John Squires

In Alabama, High School to College Collaboration on Readiness
Community Colleges Partner with K-12 Schools to Get Ready

Kudos to the Alabama Department of Education and the Alabama Community College System for working together to increase student readiness among the state’s high school graduates.

Alabama is piloting the two SREB Readiness Courses to increase high school seniors’ preparedness for postsecondary studies, and the Alabama Community College System has endorsed the K-12 efforts.


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.