National Recognition

Apply to Become a National Recognition Program Reviewer

Thank you for your interest in becoming an ILA National Recognition program reviewer.

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current ILA member and adhere to the ILA Membership Policy and Member Code of Conduct
  • Be available and agree to review program documents at least once a year for no fewer than three (3) years
  • Commit to meeting all deadlines
  • Have three (3) or more years of teaching or other experience related to pre-K–12 reading or literacy instruction
  • Have expertise in the field of teaching, administration, teacher education, research, and/or program evaluation
  • Have basic knowledge about interpretation of data, performance-based assessment, use of rating scales and rubrics, and analysis of written information
  • Have the ability to make objective professional judgments about reading/literacy specialist and elementary/intermediate classroom education programs based on their alignment to Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017 (Standards 2017)
  • Possess excellent writing skills that convey clear, substantive judgments about each program, support review decisions and, when necessary, provide institutions the information needed to align their program to Standards 2017
  • Possess good interpersonal skills and have the ability to interact with team members in a courteous and collegial manner and to work toward consensus in team deliberations
  • Agree to strict confidentiality

If you meet the criteria, please complete the ILA National Recognition Program Reviewer Application and include your curriculum vitae.

Questions? Please review the FAQ or contact ilanationalrecognition@reading.org.