Educator Preparation Program Accreditation

Public Comment Period Open: IDA Program Review and Accreditation

IDA’s Program Review and Accreditation Initiative invites public comment on the current draft of the refined program review and accreditation application. The Public Comment Period will close at 5pm on Friday, October 5, 2018.
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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.

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IDA Is Refining Its Accreditation Process

Please complete this survey so we can learn more about your accreditation needs. In return, you will receive the most up-to-date information on the process and be invited to participate in upcoming accreditation webinars and receive accreditation resources via email.

Accreditation is a “seal of approval” that assures the public that your organization’s educator training curriculum and practicum experiences are aligned with the Knowledge and Practice Standards (KPS) of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) sufficient to ensure that program completers are knowledgeable about, and can apply, the principles and practices of Structured Literacy in the service of preventing reading failure and remediating off-track readers with profile characteristic of dyslexia.

Accreditation conveys your organization’s commitment to continuous self-assessment and improvement for the benefit of:

  • Developing readers
  • Educators and clinicians
  • Public and private educational agencies

Contact Accreditation:

Please send an initial email inquiry to that includes

  • Your name
  • Email
  • Details regarding your inquiry

Please allow up to 10 working days for a response from an accreditation staff member.