NCATE approves IRA standards
| Mar 04, 2011
The Specialty Areas Studies Board (SASB) of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has formally approved IRA's standards for Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach. Use of these standards will be required beginning in fall 2012 for all programs submitting program reports for NCATE review. Their use is optional for programs submitting reports prior to that time.
"Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you and your association for the high quality of your standards," wrote NCATE President James C. Cibulka to IRA Acting Executive Director Mark Mullen in notifying IRA of the acceptance. "We appreciate your commitment to NCATE and look forward to continued productive collaboration."
To access the IRA's Standards for Reading Professionals—Revised 2010, visit this page on the IRA website. To learn more about NCATE and its activities, click here.