Wisconsin Center for Education Research
Our home is one of the first and most productive education research centers in the world!
WIDA is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), one of the first and most productive education research centers in the world. WCER is part of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The school has consistently been ranked among the very best in the nation. WCER’s mission is to improve educational outcomes for diverse student populations, impact education practice positively, and foster collaborations among academic disciplines and practitioners.
WIDA researchers work closely with others in WCER, and with faculty and student collaborators at the University of Wisconsin and other academic institutions. Together, we carry out research that promotes educational equity and academic achievement for multilingual learners. WCER supports this research through world-class services and resources.