WIDA News: July 2018

The July 2018 edition of WIDA News is now available and includes information about WIDA Screener Score Reports, WIDA Annual Conference discounts, registration for August workshops and a job opening at WIDA.

WIDA Screener Interpretive Guide for Score Reports

WIDA is proud to announce the release of the WIDA Screener Interpretive Guide for Score Reports. With the upcoming screening season ramping up across the consortium over the next few months, please make sure you get familiar with this document and its contents. Get the Interpretive Guide.

July 2018 Featured Educator: Shannon Rodriguez

Shannon Rodriguez uses the combined experiences she has had personally and professionally to support multilingual learners in Virginia. "It is my primary goal for them to see me as an ally." Read the full interview.

WIDA Annual Conference: Back to School Special

As you return from summer break, WIDA offers a special drawing to save money on conference registration. We will randomly select winners for the following three prizes:

  1. One free WIDA 2018 Annual Conference registration ($625 value)
  2. One free WIDA 2018 Preconference Institute ($225 value)
  3. One WIDA 2018 Annual Conference discount ($100 value)

The WIDA 2018 Annual Conference will help you:

  • Gain a deeper appreciation for the strengths and understanding of the needs of ELLs.
  • Explore ways to strengthen the continuum of services provided to ELLs.
  • Forge new relationships with peers from around the country.

The Back to School Special is open to all attendees who register between June 1 and August 31, 2018. More details are available on the WIDA Annual Conference page. Good luck, everyone!

Register now for August Workshops

WIDA Workshops are available to all educators within Maryland and from other WIDA States. Below are the separate courses that can be registered for individually or as a full three-day event.

  • WIDA Screener: Paper Test Administration
    August 21, 2018  |  Register
  • Interpreting WIDA ACCESS 2.0 Score Reports for Instruction
    August 22, 2018  |  Register
  • WIDA Screener: Online Test Administration
    August 23, 2018  |  Register

Are you interested in bringing a workshop to your district or school? Check out this list of WIDA Workshops that are available to schedule.

Now Hiring: Assessment Content Development Specialist

WIDA is seeking an Assessment Content Development Specialist. For details about this job description, visit the Jobs at UW-Madison website. The application deadline is August 20th.