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Join WIDA in 41 states and territories and more than 400 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

Educator-Informed

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

Trusted

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

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.