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:
- Ability to attend annual training sessions every 18 months at either the ILA annual conference (registration fees may apply) or virtually online training (free).
- Ability to make confidential reasoned, unbiased professional judgments about reading/literacy specialist education programs based on their alignment with the ILA's Standards.
- Basic knowledge about interpretation of data, performance-based assessment, use of rating scales and rubrics, and analysis of written information
- Commitment and availability to perform duties for a 3-year term
- 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.
- Commitment to follow ILA Code of Ethics
- Commitment to meet deadlines
- Computer literacy and access to the Internet and e-mail and familiarity with submission and review databases [the review is conducted online]
- Current ILA membership
- 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
- Expertise in the field of teaching, administration, teacher education, research, and/or program evaluation
- Familiarity with current and former editions of Standards for Reading Professionals
- 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
- 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.