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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 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 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

April 2019 Featured Educator: Carly Spina

Glenview District 34, Glenview, IL

"Teachers who are serving our culturally and linguistically diverse students wear many hats. Oftentimes we are the language specialist in an IEP meeting. We are the instructional coach for colleagues, leading PD on our own time. We are the social-emotional supporter of students who are navigating life in a new country."

The March 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, a research brief on long-term English learners, information about registration dates for the WIDA Annual Conference, the Client Services answer of the month and more.