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Educators trust WIDA tools and resources to support their multilingual learners

At WIDA, we create more than just assessments. We support students, families, educators and administrators with high-quality, research-based tools and resources, dedicated to language development for multilingual learners.  

We strive to provide multilingual learners – of all ages and all levels of language development, in programs and classrooms around the world – with an equitable opportunity to obtain a quality education that reinforces learner assets. 

At WIDA, we believe that the best way to support multilingual learners’ success is to support the entire system: not only do we design the standards and assessments, we also create teaching tools and offer instructional support to make language development and learning more effective. We provide opportunities for professional learning to empower educators. And we continually collaborate with educators, state and local educational agencies, researchers, policy-makers and thought-leaders worldwide to seek out even more ways to further language learning. 

  • The most widely used resource hub for educators supporting multilingual learners 
  • Trusted by 41 U.S. states, territories and federal agencies, as well as approximately 500 international schools throughout the world 
  • Part of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in the highly-ranked School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
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WIDA Memberships and Programs

Learn about the WIDA Consortium, WIDA International School Consortium, WIDA Early Years and WIDA Español.

Learn More About Membership

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The WIDA Can Do Philosophy

We believe that cultural and linguistic diversity is an asset to build upon. Our Can Do Philosophy encourages educators to pay attention to what multilingual learners can do.

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Our Partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison

WIDA is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), which is part of the top-ranked UW School of Education.

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Our leadership team is made up of thought leaders in education.

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Teams and Programs

Our teams are made up of passionate experts looking to serve a single vision.

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Staff Directory

Looking for a specific staff member? Access our staff directory.