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NEW: Search and Resource Library Features

In response to user feedback, we've made a few updates to site-wide and Resource Library searching. Find out the details in this special news item:

New Search and Resource Features

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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

At WIDA, we believe this approach drives greater success. Scroll down to learn how.

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Standards

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

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Assess

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

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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.

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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

July 2019 Featured Educator: Sandra García de la Noceda

Cholee Lake Elementary, Palm Beach, FL

"Students who come from other countries bring new experiences and vocabulary that all of our students can benefit from. While learning another language, they can preserve important relationships, traditions and identity."

The June 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA spring cleaning, an introduction to the WIDA School Improvement System, upcoming professional learning opportunities, and much more!