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Provide your input!

Review the draft WIDA English Language Development Standards, 2020 Edition and complete the survey by December 15, 2019

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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.

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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

December 2019 Featured Educator: Barbara Kwan

Horace Mann Elementary School, Newton, MA

"Every day at school I love seeing our students grow in their language learning skills. It is amazing to see them smile with understanding and confidence. I love learning from my students, hearing their home stories, and talking about commonalities and differences among our cultures."

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.