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National Recognition

Apply to Become a National Recognition Program Reviewer

Thank you for your interest in becoming an ILA National Recognition program reviewer. To be eligible, you must have all the qualifications below and be able to meet the following performance expectations.

  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

If you meet these criteria, please complete the ILA National Recognition Program Reviewer Application and include your curriculum vitae.

Selected program reviewers must agree to review program documents at least once per year (during either fall or spring cycle) for three years. Reviewers in excellent standing may continue to review beyond the three-year period.

If you have any questions, please contact ilanationalrecognition@reading.org