IRA/NCATE Program Reviewer Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming an IRA/NCATE Program Reviewer.  The IRA’s Professional Standards and Ethics Committee reviews and approves the applications. 

Eligibility

The following is a list of qualifications and performance expectations for program review:   
  1. Ability to attend annual training sessions at either the IRA annual convention or the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers annual conference
  2. Ability to make confidential reasoned, unbiased professional judgments about education programs based on their alignment with IRA standards
  3. Basic knowledge about interpretation of data, performance-based assessment, use of rating scales and rubrics, and analysis of written information
  4. Commitment and availability to perform duties for a 3-year term
  5. Commitment to follow IRA Code of Ethics
  6. Commitment to meet deadlines
  7. Computer literacy and access to the Internet and e-mail and familiarity with submission and review databases [the NCATE review is conducted online]
  8. Current membership in IRA
  9. Excellent writing skills that convey clear, substantive judgments about the program that support the review decision and that offer focused comments to provide institutions the information needed to bring their program into alignment with IRA standards
  10. Expertise in the field of teaching, administration, teacher education, research, and/or program evaluation
  11. Familiarity with current and former editions of Standards for Reading Professionals
  12. Good interpersonal skills, the ability to interact with team members in a courteous and collegial manner, and the ability to work toward consensus in team deliberations
  13. Three or more years of teaching or other experience related to P-12 reading or literacy education
 
Program Reviewers agree to review up to five program documents twice yearly.  Generally this is done each spring and fall.

Reviewer Information



Education Background

 
Upload the following items to this form:

  1. A short vita which includes educational background, credentials/certifications, academic, professional and community contributions, selected publications, professional affiliations and honors
  2. NCATE or other reviewer experience 
To upload your files indicating above, please click on 'browse' to locate your document. Then click on 'upload' to attach to this form.

If you are unable to upload, please send your materials to:

International Reading Association
IRA/NCATE Program Reviewer
800 Barksdale Road
Newark, DE  19711
dkern@reading.org

 

 


Reference Letters

Provide two (2) letters of professional reference from person who can attest to your writing skills, ability to meet deadlines, and knowledge and experience in literacy education.

 

 


Additional Information



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