LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana's top educator is sharing her knowledge with some pre-schoolers.

Superintendent Glenda Ritz read to the kids at Parkwood Elementary School in Clarksville, Ind., Thursday afternoon. Her visit comes after the state education roundtable approved new math and English standards for students.

For the first time, Indiana involved higher education to create a readiness plan.

"We have made numerous language changes and content changes," Ritz said. "We had an extensive look forwards and backwards, involving higher education and career panel experts so we were able to actually take a really close look at the progression of standards, and so we feel very confident that they are going to be college- and career-ready."

Officials are expected to approve the new standards on Monday.

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