Approved List of Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs

Research-Based Reading Instruction Program Reading Competencies Alignment 

As part of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, the Ohio Department of Education is required to ensure all approved Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs align with the adopted reading competencies for the 2014-2015 school year. The State Board of Education adopted reading competencies for credentials and training in January 2014. To achieve alignment, the department developed a set of alignment criteria to assess each program’s capacity to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary for reading instruction, as outlined by the reading competencies.

Original applicants received notification that they would need to reapply on June 3, 2014. Notification included a copy of the reading competencies, the evaluation rubric and information as to why a new application was necessary. Applicants had until June 17 to provide their submissions. Six English language arts consultants with expert knowledge of the reading competencies and the application of reading instruction in the classroom evaluated the applications. Any program that was sufficiently aligned, demonstrated by earning at least 80 percent of the available points, was added to the list for the 2014-2015 school year.

The approved list of Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs for the 2014-2015 school year is below. Any teacher that qualified to provide reading instruction using a program that is no longer on the list may be considered qualified through the 2015-2016 school year. However, a teacher may only use the programs on the list below to become newly qualified. 

Reading Competencies

List of Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs 2014-2015

  • AFTCRIP (American Federation of Teachers Comprehensive Reading Instruction Program)
  • CLLIP (Collaborative Language and Literacy Instruction Program)
  • IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training (30-Hour)
  • IMLSEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council)
  • Literacy Collaborative
  • LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention System)
  • National Board
  • Reading Recovery
  • SFA (Success for All)
  • TESOL Endorsement (For ELL Instruction Only)
  • Wilson Language Training

List of Credentials and Scientifically Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs 2013-2014

  • Literacy Specialist Endorsement
  • TESOL Endorsement
  • Active National Board Certification- Early and Middle Childhood(applies to literacy, reading, language arts)
  • IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council), ALTA (Academic Language Therapy Association), AOGPE (Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators)
  • Reading Recovery
  • Literacy Collaborative (coach or teacher)
  • Success for All (SFA)
  • Wilson Language Training- Wilson Reading System Level 1 Certification
  • IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training (30-Hour)
    *must include practicum
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI)
  • CLLIP (Collaborative Language and Literacy Instruction Program)
  • LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention System)
  • AFTCRIP (American Federation of Teachers Comprehensive Reading Instruction Program)


Please direct further questions to: ODEThirdGradeGuarantee@education.ohio.gov

Last Modified: 8/14/2014 1:21:20 PM