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Proven tools and support to help educators and multilingual learners succeed

A trusted, comprehensive approach to supporting, teaching and assessing multilingual learners

At WIDA, we believe this approach drives greater success. Scroll down to learn how.



WIDA designs language development standards for early childhood and K-12 multilingual learners.



WIDA offers a variety of research-based assessments to measure language proficiency.



WIDA provides educators with key resources and instructional tools to support multilingual learners.



WIDA provides professional learning opportunities aimed at empowering educators, and research to inform the field.


Trusted by 40 states, territories and federal agencies, and more than 400 international schools throughout the world

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WIDA Consortium

The WIDA Consortium is a member-based organization made up of U.S. states, territories and federal agencies dedicated to the research, design and implementation of a high-quality, standards-based system for K-12 English language learners.

Featured Programs

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A global network of schools using WIDA resources and assessments to support multilingual learners

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A developmentally sound framework for providing quality care and instruction to young multilingual children in early care and education settings.

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A framework for supporting Spanish language development in Kindergarten through Grade 12 programs

News and Events

November 2019 Featured Educator: Lori Menning

CESA 6 (Covering 39 Districts), Oshkosh, WI

"As Advocacy Chair for WITESOL, I have attended the TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit in Washington D.C. for the past 8 years. The summit begins with issue briefings, breakout sessions and advocacy training, followed by a full day of visits to Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. This annual event is powerful but my advocacy does not stop there."

WIDA News November 2019

The November 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, a reminder about Standards Public Input Survey, WIDA MODEL Field Testing, upcoming professional learning events and more.