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During the COVID-19 outbreak, WIDA is taking measures to maintain service to our educators in a safe and practical way.
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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

News and Events

March 2020 Featured Educators: Jenna, Kelly, Shelley

School District of Arcadia, Arcadia, Wisconsin

Three exceptional educators, Jenna Putz, Kelley Ebbesen and Shelley Sorenson, worked together to change their school's climate and culture around language testing. Ebbesen, Putz and Sorenson banded together to help their nearly 600 ELL students who speak five languages feel empowered by what they Can Do when it comes to preparing for and taking ACCESS for ELLs.

WIDA News Extra March 2020

A special message from Tim Boals, WIDA Founder and Director