Educator Preparation Program Accreditation


 

 

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.

Programs that intend to apply for review are encouraged to contact accreditation@dyslexiaida.org.

Programs due for reaccreditation may submit Part I of the application and request an extension for the submission of Part II. These requests should be sent to accreditation@dyslexiaida.org.

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 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 accreditation@dyslexiaida.org.

For questions regarding individual certification please contact The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) at: info@effectivereading.org.

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


The IDA Program Review and Accreditation initiative accept 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 WINTER/SPRING SUMMER
DUE:

  • APPLICATION PART 1
  • FEES
JULY DECEMBER APRIL
DUE: COMPLETE APPLICATION (WRITTEN) JANUARY JUNE OCTOBER
APPLICATION RELEASED TO REVIEW TEAM FEBRUARY JULY NOVEMBER
REVIEW COMMENCES MARCH AUGUST DECEMBER
INTERVIEWS COMMENCES 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

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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