ILA/CAEP Program Reviewer Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming an International Literacy Association (ILA) Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Program Reviewer.  The ILA/CAEP Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) Committee reviews and approves the applications. 


The following is a list of qualifications and performance expectations for program review:   
  1. Ability to attend annual training sessions every 18 months at either the ILA annual conference (registration fees may apply) or virtually online training (free).  
  2. Ability to make confidential reasoned, unbiased professional judgments about reading/literacy specialist education programs based on their alignment with the ILA's 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. Available to review 3-5 reports at least once per academic year. There is a Fall review (October 15-November 15) and Spring review cycle (April 15-June 1) annually.
  6. Commitment to follow ILA Code of Ethics
  7. Commitment to meet deadlines
  8. Computer literacy and access to the Internet and e-mail and familiarity with submission and review databases [the review is conducted online]
  9. Current ILA membership
  10. 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 the ILA Standards 
  11. Expertise in the field of teaching, administration, teacher education, research, and/or program evaluation
  12. Familiarity with current and former editions of Standards for Reading Professionals
  13. 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
  14. 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

Title *

Demographic Information

ILA does not discriminate on the basis of gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity. In order to track the effectiveness of our recruiting efforts and ensure we consider the needs of all our constituents, please consider the following optional question:
What is your gender?
What is your ethnicity? *
What is your race? Mark one or more races to indicate how you identify your race.

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. Reviewer experience 
To upload your files, 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

Additional Information

***Please note by clicking on 'Agree' for the next two statements this becomes your electronic signature.
2. I understand the three-year term and financial commitments involved in serving as a program reviewer, including the obligation to attend the annual training and guidelines review session conducted during the ILA Annual Conference and/or additional training sessions at other national conferences. I am able to send and receive e-mail attachments and access the internet. *
3. I have read and agree to abide by ILA's Code of Ethics and the Conflict of Interest Policy for the ILA/CAEP Program Review (Code of Ethics and the Conflict of Interest). *
International Literacy Association
**Please click "SUBMIT" below after completing your application.**