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Build Your Skills, Advance Your Career – Join Us at the 2018 WIDA Annual Conference

Take your career to the next level: 12 Session Tracks – 134 Presenters – 144 Session Events
Lock in special hotel rates. Register now and pay later by using a PO for purchase.

Register on the WIDA Annual Conference Website

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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.

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

October 2018 Featured Educator: Abigail Billman

Eastway Elementary School, Durham, NC

"The things that are exciting for me, that I love the most about my job, are just being able to build relationships with my students and to be a person that can help support their curiosity and discovery."

The October 2018 edition of WIDA News includes information about what's new with ACCESS, the 2018 WIDA Annual Conference, tips on the ACCESS writing domain, and upcoming WIDA Workshops.