NADE Accreditation


The NADE Accreditation Process process requires applicants to demonstrate application of theory, use of quality practices as defined by professional research and literature of the field, and analysis of baseline and comparative evaluation data to demonstrate the use of continuous and systematic assessment and evaluation. The program components eligible for accreditation are Tutoring Services, Course-based Learning Assistance, and Developmental Coursework.

Applicants validate their use of theory by providing required information on their theoretical framework(s), and they demonstrate their use of quality practices by submitting a summary of a self-study using the appropriate section of the NADE Self-Evaluation Guides. Applicants may use additional tools to supplement, but not replace, the use of the NADE Guides. Applicants demonstrate their use of continuous assessment to improve services and student learning by collecting, analyzing, and discussing at least two years of baseline data and at least two years of comparative data to confirm that the program component is constantly improving and evolving to meet its mission and goals.

Detailed information on the NADE accreditation process, including contact information for the members of the NADE Accreditation Commission, is available at the NADE Accreditation Website.

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  Linda Thompson
, Certification Council Chair
  Director, McNair Scholars Program
  Harding University, Box 12235
  Searcy, AR 72149-2235
  Phone: (501) 279-4416
  Fax: (501) 279-4974

What's New

NADE Digest, Fall – 2016

“The New (Old) NADE”

  • A Position Paper by the Executive Board on the State of the Association
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Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Remedial Educators Warn of
    Misconceptions Fueling a Reform Movement
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NADE Executive Board comment on the Higher Education Reauthorization Act
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Journal of Developmental Education Outstanding Articles:

  • Addressing Flawed Research in
    Developmental Education
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  • Effective Student Assessment and Placement: Challenges and Recommendations
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The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is pleased to announce that our second white paper, Assessment of Learning Assistance Programs is now available online for free download.

The Terrain of College Reading (CRLA Whitepaper)

A Common Framework for Remedial Reporting: Response to Remedial Reporting Task Force Recommendations. Download PDF.

A Cure for Remedial Reporting Chaos: Why the U.S. Needs a Standard Method for Measuring Preparedness for the First Year of College. Download PDF


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