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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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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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August 2020 Featured Educator: Claudia Trillo

Harris Elementary School, Duluth, GA

“One way that I accelerate language development is by working with students to create goals for their content and language development. I’ve found that my third and fifth graders are pretty competitive; I used the WIDA Lesson Plan: Grades K-5 templates and boy were they excited to create goals for themselves.”

Consejos para el aprendizaje a distancia en este año escolar

Ahora que maestros, estudiantes y familias se preparan para la educación a distancia, Samuel Aguirre, el director de WIDA Español, da recomendaciones para que aquellos que trabajan con estudiantes multilingües tengan las herramientas y recursos necesarios para promover el éxito académico.