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

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

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

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WIDA provides educators with key resources and instructional tools to support multilingual learners.

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WIDA provides professional learning opportunities aimed at empowering educators, and research to inform the field.

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The WIDA Consortium is a member-based organization made up of U.S. states, territories and federal agencies, and is dedicated to the research, design and implementation of a high-quality, standards-based system for K-12 English language learners.

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WIDA Voices from the Field: Collaboration as a tool  for equity and language development 

In this edition of Voices from the Field, guest authors and ESL and ELA educators Martha Boisselle and Kristen Leathers discuss how they use the WIDA ELD Standards Framework to bring the Big Idea of Collaboration to life. The article contains a sample unit map and conversation outline to illuminate the collaborative planning process.