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Join WIDA in 41 states and territories and more than 300 schools around the globe

Meet educators, next door and around the world

Why Join WIDA? 

Comprehensive Support

Complete support from a leading research center – from standards and instruction to assessments and professional learning

Proven, Research-Based Resources

Thoroughly researched tools and services, proven in the field and developed at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, a top institution of higher learning in the field of education


Educators and leaders in the field collaborate with WIDA to develop meaningful, practical tools and resources


The most widely-used language standards, assessments, professional learning and educator resources for multilingual learners


Learn more on the Join WIDA page

January 2016 Featured Educator: Erica Jimenez

"One of my biggest goals is for people to not view bilingual students as having a deficiency, but rather as having a strength, or even something above and beyond what other kids have. It is an asset to be bilingual."

WIDA Consortia and Programs

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WIDA Consortium

The WIDA Consortium is made up of 39 U.S. states and territories dedicated to the research, design and implementation of a high-quality, standards-based system for PreK-12 English language learners.

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WIDA International School Consortium

A global network of schools using WIDA resources and assessments to support multilingual learners.

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WIDA Early Years

A developmentally sound framework for supporting and instructing multilingual children from ages 2.5-5.5 years.

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WIDA Español

A framework for supporting Spanish language development in Pre-K through Grade 12 programs.

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Use WIDA tools and resources in your state or district 

WIDA tools and resources can complement your existing system of supporting multilingual learners.