Accreditation Resources


International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is pleased to release the Program Review and Accreditation Handbook and Application (2018) for reference by programs planning to engage the IDA Program Review and Accreditation process.

Programs that intend to apply for review are encouraged to contact EFranklin@DyslexiaIDA.org.


 

IDA Accreditation Handbook

 

The International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) Program Review and Accreditation initiative is unique to other accrediting models in that it is promotes the systematic evaluation and refinement of educator preparation programs against IDA’s research-based Knowledge and Practice Standards (KPS) for Teachers of Reading.When an educator preparation program displays the IDA Accredited Program seal and advertises itself as an IDA Accredited Program, the public is assured that program completers have engaged a rigorous, standards-based preparation program designed to promote candidate mastery of the principles and practices of Structured Literacy™

A copy of the Accreditation Handbook and Application can be found here


Accreditation Calendar       

 

The IDA Program Review and Accreditation initiative accepts applications three times per year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Successful applications are awarded IDA Program Accreditation for a period of five years from the date the decision letter is issued. This information can be found in the IDA Handbook.

 

Accreditation Fastrack Option

The Fast Track Option is recommended for experienced applicants with strong knowledge of the application process and comprehensive ready to submit content. The following calendar summarizes key submission and reporting deadlines for the Fastrack Option:

 

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

APPLICATION OF INTEREST FORM

LOI

At least 30-60 days prior to Part I deadline.

At least 30-60 days prior to Part I deadline.

At least 30-60 days prior to Part I deadline.

DUE:

·       APPLICATION PART I

·       FULL APPLICATION FEE

3RD Friday: July

2nd Friday: December

1st Friday: April

DUE: COMPLETE APPLICATION (WRITTEN)

1st Friday: September

1st Friday: February

1st Friday: June

APPLICATION RELEASED TO REVIEW TEAM

2nd Friday: September

2nd Friday: February

2nd Friday: June

REVIEW COMMENCES

3rd Friday: September

3rd Friday: February

3rd Friday: June

DUE: PRACTICUM FILM AND DOCUMENTATION1

3RD Friday: October

3rd Friday: March

3rd Friday: July

INTERVIEWS COMMENCE

1ST Monday, November

1st Monday, April

1st Monday, August

REVIEW COMPLETE

1st Friday: December

1st Friday: May

1st Friday: September

DECISION LETTER ISSUED

2nd Friday: January

1st Friday: June

1st Friday: October

(OPTIONAL) CONFERENCE CALL WITH PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND REVIEW TEAM CHAIR

3rd Friday: January

2nd Friday: June

2nd Friday: October

 

 

Accreditation Pipeline Option

The Accreditation Pipeline option is a new option which allows an applicant up to 12 months to complete the accreditation application process.  This option is self-paced and provides group facilitative coaching throughout the process. 

During the pipeline process applicant graduates must take the KPEERI.  This allows both IDA and applicant to assess their programs for any gaps.  Non-identifiable exam data will be provided to applicants upon request.  Applicants will also be recognized as a pipeline program on the IDA website.

 

The Pipeline option is a comprehensive coaching program that offers applicants one year of facilitative assistance to include:

  1. Five (5) 1 ½ hour group coaching sessions. Each session is based on the five-part application and administered via live webinar presentations conducted by an experienced Facilitative Coach.  All webinars are interactive and allow for dialogue and Q&A.  The purpose of the sessions is to provide participants with more detailed information of what is expected within each part of the application.  Samples and demonstrations will be provided during each presentation.

 

  1. Access to facilitator presentations and webinars. All webinar presentations will be made available for review throughout the pipeline process.  Applicants will be provided links to evaluate via YouTube or some other video portal.

 

  1. Three (3) additional group discussion chats conducted by an experience three-member team that may include but not limited to: IDA Accreditation Chair, program facilitator, past successful applicant and/or experienced reviewer.  These chat sessions serve as another way to ask questions, seek assistance or hear ideas that may assist in completing a successful application.

 

  1. Access to a newly developed private Facebook Group. The Accreditation FB Group is a way to communicate with both present and past applicants in order to stay up to date on accreditation best practices.  Applicants will be able to view both FAQ’s and coaching advice by accreditation staff, successful applicants and reviewers.

 

  1. Evaluation and feedback on uploaded material prior to full reviewer submission. During the pipeline process applicants are encouraged to upload application parts at least 4-6 weeks after each webinar.  Upon upload completion, each section will be reviewed by the accreditation team for accuracy and completeness.  Feedback may be provided to improve each section. 

 

After completion and upload of all parts the application will be assigned to a review team for evaluation.  The following calendar summarizes key submission and reporting deadlines for the Pipeline Option:

 

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

DUE:

·       APPLICATION OF INTEREST FORM

·       LOI

·       DOWN PAYMENT FEE

At least 30-60 days prior to Part I deadline.

At least 30-60 days prior to Part I deadline.

At least 30-60 days prior to Part I deadline.

Welcome webinar

3RD Week July

2nd Week December

1st Week April

 PART I – FACILITATIVE SESSION

August

Part I: Upload within 4-6 weeks.

January

Part I: Upload within 4-6 weeks.

May

Part I: Upload within 4-6 weeks.

 PART II – FACILITATIVE SESSION

September

Part II: Uploaded within 4-6 weeks

February

Part II: Uploaded within 4-6 weeks

June

Part II: Uploaded within 4-6 weeks

 GROUP DISCUSSION

September

February

June

 PART III – FACILITATIVE SESSION

October

Part III:  Practicum Film & Documentation to be uploaded within 4-6 weeks.

March

Part III:  Practicum Film & Documentation  to be uploaded within 4-6 weeks.

July

Part III:  Practicum Film & Documentation  to be uploaded within 4-6 weeks.

 PART IV – FACILITATIVE SESSION

November

Part IV:  Uploaded within 4-6 weeks

April

Part IV:  Uploaded within 4-6 weeks

August

Part IV:  Uploaded within 4-6 weeks

 GROUP DISCUSSION

November

April

August

 PART V – FACILITATIVE SESSION

December

Part V: Uploaded within 4-6 weeks

May

Part V: Uploaded within 4-6 weeks

September

Part V: Uploaded within 4-6 weeks

 GROUP DISCUSSION

December

May

September

 FULL SUBMISSION

January or sooner

June or sooner

October or sooner

  APPLICATION RELEASED TO REVIEW TEAM

15-30 days after submission

15-30 days after submission

15-30 days after submission

REVIEW COMMENCES

March

August

December

INTERVIEWS COMMENCE

April

September

January

REVIEW COMPLETE

May

October

February

DECISION LETTER ISSUED

June

November

March

(OPTIONAL) CONFERENCE CALL WITH PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND REVIEW TEAM CHAIR

June

November

March


Accreditation

 

 


Accreditation Plus

 

Notice to educator preparation programs seeking IDA accredited program PLUS status

The IDA Accreditation Review Team will conduct an audit of programs’ practicum experiences in order to determine if they are of adequate duration and structure to meet stated CERI certification requirements for either Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist certification or Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist certification. This audit will be forwarded to CERI for final review, approval, and release to applicants.

CERI will contact Program Directors in order to provide follow-up to the audit.  Programs whose practicum experiences are not adequately aligned with CERI certification requirements will receive guidance on how to bring the experiences into alignment.

For questions regarding CERI certification, please contact Jessica Blum, Certification Administrator, at: info@effectivereading.org.

For questions regarding the accreditation process, please contact EFranklin@DyslexiaIDA.org.

A copy of the Accreditation Handbook and Application can be found here

 


Orientation Video

 

IDA launched our first informational orientation on Thursday, March 12th, 2020.  

The primary purpose of this orientation was to provide clarity on the IDA accreditation process, application procedures and timeline requirements.  In addition, we introduced our new application pathways: Fast Track and Pipeline. These pathways will help serve varying levels of program readiness for those seeking accreditation. 

Please download the recorded copy of the ETI Orientation video. The Dropbox Link is provided below: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yul8nwh7msgzr9v/zoom_2.mp4?dl=0


Become a Reviewer

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is seeking detail-oriented reading educator preparation professionals and program faculty members, with experience applying the principles and practices of Structured Literacy to prevent reading failure and/or to remediate off-track readers (including readers with disabilities) with profiles characteristic of dyslexia, to serve as peer reviewers with an IDA Program Review and Accreditation Team.

The Program Review and Accreditation Team is tasked with conducting a comprehensive review of programs’ curriculum, practicum, and faculty qualifications in order to determine programs’ readiness to prepare educators according to the Knowledge and Practice Standards (KPS) for Teachers of Reading, including the principles and practices of Structured Literacy.

Click here to learn about the requirements and responsibilities of this important service appointment

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