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Join WIDA in 41 states, territories and federal agencies, and approximately 500 schools around the globe

WIDA Consortia and Programs

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WIDA Consortium

41 U.S. states, territories and federal agencies dedicated to the research, design and implementation of a high-quality, standards-based system for PreK-12 English 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 providing quality care and instruction to young multilingual children in early care and education settings

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WIDA Español

A framework for supporting Spanish language development in PreK-12 programs

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

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Featured Educator

"It sounds corny, but one of the most exciting times of my year is when the ACCESS scores come out, and I can see our students’ scores and where they show growth. It’s so rewarding for me to see our students making progress." 

Cathy Fox, ELL Teacher
Central Falls, RI