Ready-Ed Publications was established in 1984 with the purpose of creating practical classroom activity student worksheets. At the time the role of the teacher was becoming ever more diverse with an increasing range of duties and responsibilities within the school and school community. Since then, this role has continued to evolve with an escalating range of tasks and obligations ensuing a reduction in time available to prepare work for the daily instructional program.

Ready-Ed materials available via OTB have been modified, where possible and appropriate, for the local market. In addition most materials are based on state or national curriculum guidelines, or specific age related interest areas and subjects.

Photocopy Masters or Blackline Masters (BLMs) are now in daily use in education. A key aspect of such materials is that purchase by an individual or institution enables legal photocopying for the purposes of producing multiple copies of activity sheets for classroom use.