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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 39 states and territories 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

December 2018 Featured Educator: Angela Thoen

IJ Holton Intermediate School, Austin, MN

"First and foremost, the students bring so many assets, not deficits. Their skills in their native languages and their cultures are celebrated and connected to everything we do."

Announcing our call for proposals and reviewers for the 2019 WIDA Annual Conference, a new Focus Bulletin on language-focused family engagement, new reports from the ALTELLA project, and information about customer service holiday hours.