Helping educators understand multilingual learners’ development

As an educator, you know it’s imperative to check in on your students’ language development – early on and as they progress. Understanding their progress helps inform your instruction in ways that meet their needs. WIDA offers a range of trusted assessments to help you to gauge your students’ progress. These tools, developed in collaboration with education thought leaders and partners such as the Center for Applied Linguistics, are used across the nation and around the world.

  • More than 2 million students complete ACCESS testing each year
  • WIDA is the leader in assessing English language learners with disabilities
  • WIDA offers multimodal assessment delivery options
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Featured Educator

“The WIDA tools are the baseline to what we use to properly gauge the progress our students are making within their English language proficiency.”

Ryan Ariosa, ESOL Teacher
Baltimore, Maryland

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How to choose the right assessment

WIDA offers several tools for assessing your English learners. Unsure which one to use? We can help you make the right choice.

Assessments that Deliver Results

WIDA Screener

This suite of assessments is designed to help educators decide whether an incoming student in Kindergarten through grade 12 would benefit from language support services.


This suite of flexible, on-demand English language proficiency assessments can be used to identify and monitor the progress of English learners. Scores from WIDA MODEL can be used to predict student performance on ACCESS for ELLs.


This widely used suite of English language proficiency assessments is given to English learners in grades K-12 to monitor their achievement and measure their progress in English language development.