Requirements, Common Roles and Competencies
- Effective June 1, 2018
- Individuals who graduated from or earned a certificate/certification with an IDA Accredited Program by September 1, 2018 will not be required to sit for the Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI) in order to apply for a certification with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI).
- Individuals completing a certification with an IDA Accredited Program after September 1, 2018, will be required to earn a passing score on the KPEERI in order to secure a certification with CERI.
- Individuals currently engaged in a course of study/practicum experience with an IDA Accredited Program, may apply according to existing coursework and practicum requirements through May 31, 2020, but will need to sit for and pass the KPEERI after September 1, 2018.
- Renewal: permitted with 10 CEU hours through May 31, 2020. After May 31, 2020, 30 CEUs will be required of 3 year certifications and 10 CEUs will be required of 1 year certifications.
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Common Role of the Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist
Typically, the Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist provides targeted or intensive reading intervention services that reflect the principles and practices of Structured Literacy to individual and small groups of students. Students typically have a primary need for decoding strand instruction (phonological awareness, phonics (including decoding and encoding), and fluency).
Knowledge and Practice Competencies
All CERI certified professionals have a shared knowledge base; however, their levels of expertise with regard to practice differ.
All CERI certified professionals have knowledge of:
- Foundational Concepts
- Development of Oral and Written Language
- Structure of Language
- Recognition of Reading Difficulties
- Intervention Practices to Support Reading Difficulties
- Assessment (instructional planning and student response)
- Structured Literacy Planning and Teaching
- Lesson Planning Practices
- Lesson Implementation Practices and Routines
- Managing the Learning Environment
- Ethical Standards
Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionists have completed a supervised practicum experience designed to ensure their ability to adequately demonstrate applied mastery of the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS), with an emphasis on Assessment, Structured Literacy Planning and Teaching, and Ethical Standards.
In addition to completing a supervised practicum experience, Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionists have completed a concurrent seminar that provided them with: (1) exposure to the diversity of struggling reader profiles, with an emphasis on developing readers, and the resulting implications for instruction; and, (2) access to a system of support through which they were able to secure professional feedback and guidance.
Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionists have demonstrated mastery in planning and delivering common KPS-aligned instructional practices and routines associated with:
- Principles and Practices of Structured Literacy Instruction
- Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
- Phonics and Word Recognition
- Automatic, Fluent Reading of Text
Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionists have also demonstrated mastery of:
- Essential literacy assessment practices for screening, goal setting, and progress monitoring of decoding-strand skills.
- Strategies to differentiate instruction for students in order to maximize student success