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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

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Standards

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

Standards

Assess

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

Assess

Teach

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

Teach

Grow

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

Grow

Trusted by 39 states and territories 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 PreK-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 supporting and instructing multilingual children from ages 2.5-5.5 years

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A framework for supporting Spanish language development in Pre-K through Grade 12 programs

News and Events

November 2018 Featured Educator: Krista McInnis

GEMS World Academy Dubai, U.A.E.

"As the case manager, it’s my job to communicate to the content teachers what WIDA is, what the scores actually mean, use the Can Do Descriptors so that they’re actually able to say, 'The student can do this, so I’m going to ask them to do that,' just to try to and get them stretched a little bit to improve their language development."

The November 2018 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA Annual Conference wrap-up and call for proposals, STEM for ELLs expanded outreach, the question of the month and more.