WIDA Public and Secure Portal Outage

This website (wida.wisc.edu) and the WIDA Secure Portal (portal.wida.us) will be down for server maintenance on Saturday, June 3, from 8am to 2pm. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Proven tools and support to help educators and multilingual learners succeed


Learn About WIDA

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 41 states, territories and federal agencies, and approximately 500 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, and is dedicated to the research, design and implementation of a high-quality, standards-based system for K-12 English learners.

Featured Programs

A global network of schools using WIDA resources and assessments to support multilingual learners

A program that promotes equity for multilingual children in early care and education settings

A program for supporting Spanish language instruction in Kindergarten through grade 12

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Featured Educators: Ashley, Emeline and Tina

"We begin by asking ourselves where our students shine. In what ways do they or could they view themselves as leaders? From there we begin to leverage both school and community resources to provide space to foster real-life leadership opportunities." – Ashley Painter