ILA National Recognition
Program Reviewer Application Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a program reviewer for the International Literacy Association (ILA) National Recognition for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals. ILA National Recognition is for any graduate program that prepares individuals for advanced licensure/certification as reading/literacy specialists. 


The following is a list of qualifications and performance expectations for program review:   
  1. Current ILA membership and adherence to the ILA Membership Policy and Member Code of Conduct 
  2. Ability to make confidential, reasoned, unbiased professional judgments about reading/literacy specialist education programs based on their alignment to Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017 (Standards 2017)
  3. Availability to review programs from September to June
  4. Basic knowledge about interpretation of data, performance-based assessment, use of rating scales and rubrics, and analysis of written information
  5. Commitment and availability to perform duties for a three-year term
  6. Commitment to confidentiality of programs under review
  7. Commitment to meet deadlines
  8. Computer literacy and access to the internet and email
  9. Excellent writing skills that convey clear, substantive judgments about the program and support the review decision; ability to offer focused comments to provide institutions the information needed to align their program to Standards 2017 
  10. Expertise in the field of teaching, administration, teacher education, research, and/or program evaluation
  11. 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
  12. Three or more years of teaching or other experience related to pre-K–12 reading or literacy education
Program reviewers agree to review up to three program self-studies.

Reviewer Information

* Required 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 questions:
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 that includes educational background; credentials/certifications; academic, professional and community contributions; selected publications; and professional affiliations and honors
  2. Reviewer experience 
To upload your files, please click Choose File to locate your document. Select the document and click Open to attach it to this form.

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Additional Information

*Please note that by clicking Agree for the next two statements this becomes your electronic signature.
1. I understand the three-year term and orientation requirements involved in serving as a program reviewer. Also, I am able to send and receive email attachments and access the internet. *
2. I understand the confidentiality issues involved in program review and I agree to abide by the ILA Membership Policy and ILA Member Code of Conduct for ILA National Recognition program review. *
International Literacy Association
PO Box 8139
Newark, DE 19714-8139
*Please click SUBMIT below after completing your application.*