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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Conversations with Tim, WIDA Founder and Director: Students' home languages as assets

In his new monthly column, WIDA Founder and Director Tim Boals shares a colleague’s perspective on the importance of students’ home language.