Standards resources

For more than 60 years, the International Literacy Association has championed rigorous research as the foundation for literacy leadership, and we have developed research-based standards for preparing and certifying literacy professionals.

Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017 (Standards 2017)

Standards for Reading Professionals—Revised 2010 (Standards 2010)

Standards for Middle and High School Literacy Coaches

Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing

Standards and CAEP resources

Guidelines for Compiling and Reviewing CAEP Program Review With National Recognition Reports

Currently, the reading/literacy specialist role is used in the CAEP program review with National Recognition process.

Standards 2010 and Standards 2017 transition chart

CAEP Site Visit Which ILA Standards? ILA Initial Program Report With Two Applications of Data
Fall 2021 2010 or 2017 Fall 2018
Spring 2022 2010 or 2017 Spring 2019
Fall 2022 2010 or 2017 Fall 2019
Spring 2023 2010 or 2017 Spring 2020
*Fall 2023+ Standards 2017 only *Fall 2020


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