Louise Borden Dock Leelanau

Michigan Reading Association
Empowering all Michigan Students and Educators through Literacy

ILA Exemplary Reading Program Award


International Literacy Association Exemplary Reading Program Award


The Exemplary Reading Program Award recognizes outstanding reading and language arts programs at all grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Its purpose is to call the public’s attention to outstanding programs in schools throughout Canada and the United States. Each participating state and provincial council, with an active ERPA committee chair, may choose one winning school a year.

All public, private, charter, and parochial schools in the United States and Canada are eligible for the award provided:

  • The state or province in which the school is located has an Exemplary Reading Program Award Committee currently in place to judge program applications from that state or province
  • At least one faculty or staff member of that school is a current ILA member

Applications must be postmarked no later than November 15 and received at ILA Headquarters no later than November 28. Headquarters will then forward applications to the state/provincial Exemplary Reading Program Award Committees for review.

 Click here for guidelines and application.