Educator Preparation Program Accreditation


CLICK HERE: ONLINE PROGRAM ACCREDITATION APPLICATION PORTAL

IDA is pleased to release the 2018 Program Review and Accreditation Handbook and Application for reference by programs planning to engage the IDA Program Review and Accreditation process beginning December 14, 2018. Programs are advised that an online submission portal is being finalized at this time. Program Directors should prepare Part I of the application, due December 14, in Word at this time. When the portal goes live by December 7, responses can be pasted into designated fields.

Programs that intend to apply for review in the Spring, 2019 but require an extension to complete Part I of the application, are encouraged to be in contact with the Director of Program Accreditation, Dr Monica McHale-Small: mmsmall@dyslexiaida.org.

Additionally, programs due for reaccreditation during the Spring, 2019 may submit Part I of the application and request an extension for the submission of Part II. These requests should be made to Dr. Monica McHale-Small, Director of Program Accreditation: mmsmall@dyslexiaida.org.

Notice to educator preparation programs seeking ida accredited program PLUS status

The online IDA Program Review and Accreditation application, available beginning Friday, December 14, will ask applicants to specify if their program intends to prepare candidates for a professional certification with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI).

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 aligned with CERI certification requirements will receive complimentary customized electronic promotional materials, such as flyers and brochures. 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 the accreditation process, please contact Dr. Monica McHale-Small, Director of Accreditation, at: mmsmall@dyslexiaida.org.

For questions regarding CERI certification, please contact Deja Threat, Certification Coordinator, at: dthreat@effectivereading.org.

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


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. The following calendar summarizes key submission and reporting deadlines:

FALL SPRING SUMMER
DUE:

  • APPLICATION PART 1
  • FEES
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 DOCUMENTATION [1] 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

[1] For Accredited Program PLUS


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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