ILA Program Reviewer for CAEP SPA Reports
Application Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming an International Literacy Association (ILA) Program Reviewer for Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) Reports.  Applications are reviewed by ILA's SPA Coordinator and the CAEP SPA committee cochairs.  


The following is a list of qualifications and performance expectations for program review:   
  1. Ability to attend annual training sessions every two years either in-person at the ILA annual conference (registration fees may apply) or virtually online (free) 
  2. Ability to make confidential, reasoned, unbiased professional judgments about reading/literacy specialist education programs based on their alignment with 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 three-year term
  5. Available to review three to five reports at least once per academic year. There is a fall review cycle (October 15–November 15) and spring review cycle (April 15–June 1) annually
  6. Commitment to follow ILA Membership Policy and Member Code of Conduct
  7. Commitment to meet deadlines
  8. Computer literacy, access to the internet and email, 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 ILA's 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 the Preparation of Literacy 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 pre-K–12 reading or literacy education 
Program Reviewers agree to review up to five program documents two times a year. Generally, this is done each spring and fall.

Reviewer Information

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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:
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What is your ethnicity? *
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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 
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Additional Information

*Please note that by clicking 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 email attachments and access the internet. *
3. I have read and agree to abide by the ILA Membership Policy and Member Code of Conduct for the ILA CAEP Program Review. *
International Literacy Association
PO Box 8139
Newark, DE 19714-8139
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