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Qualitative research with parents of young multilingual children, ages birth to five years, across three states
Less Than Four Domains: Creating an Overall Composite Score as an Indicator of English Language Proficiency for English Learners with 504 or Individualized Education Plans
Collaboration: Working Together to Serve Multilingual Learners

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The Early Years: Assets-Based, Language-Focused Family Engagement for Dual Language Learners

This WIDA Focus Bulletin explores multiple ways to effectively engage families of DLLs in their children’s linguistic and cultural development.

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The Early Years: Dual-Language Learners

Our goal in this WIDA Focus Bulletin is to celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our youngest language learners, their families, and the programs that serve them.

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The Early Years: Observing Language Use to Promote Dual-Language Development

In this WIDA Focus Bulletin, we explore some ways that ECE practitioners in high-quality programs observe and document DLLs’ receptive and expressive language development and use.

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The Early Years: Planning for Dual-Language Development and Learning

In this WIDA Focus Bulletin, we explore ways that early care and education (ECE) practitioners use what they know about DLLs and their families to make intentional decisions about development and learning.

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The Early Years: Supporting Dual-Language Learners

Our goal in this WIDA Focus Bulletin is to provide suggestions for effective practices in supporting and instructing young DLLs.

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The Early Years: Supporting Early Literacy Development

This WIDA Focus Bulletin explores different ways for “growing” oral language while supporting early literacy development of DLLs.

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Title III National Evaluation Supplemental Report

This report addresses three primary questions:
1. How do you determine a meaningful English language performance standard?
2. How do you establish a realistic, empirically anchored time frame for attaining a given ELP performance standard?
3. How can states take into account English learners’ English language performance level when setting academic progress and proficiency expectations?

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Using WIDA MODEL in International Contexts: Findings from the 2018 Educator Survey

This working paper presents findings from a survey conducted in 2018 to understand how schools in the WIDA International School Consortium use MODEL.

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Using WIDA MODEL in International Contexts: Findings from the 2019 Educator Interviews

This working paper presents findings from a series of educator interview conducted to understand how schools in the WIDA International School Consortium use MODEL.

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Writing with a Purpose

This WIDA Focus Bulletin explores some ideas of how teachers can support ELs so they can use language for various purposes in the area of English Language Arts (ELA).

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