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Learn About WIDA

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


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.

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 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

May 2020 Featured Educator: Barbara Smith 

Waynesville R-VI East Elementary School, Waynesville, Missouri

“I love teaching because it allows me to give students the experience of someone who really gets them, accepts them for who they are and sets their educational needs as the driving force behind everything I do.”

WIDA News Extra May 2020

Thank You Teachers: A Message from Tim Boals, WIDA Founder and Director