International School Consortium

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A leading global network of schools focused on educating multilingual learners

The WIDA International School Consortium is a community of accredited, PreK-12 international schools that use WIDA's research-based standards and assessments. Member schools are committed to developing inclusive programs that build on the assets of all learners, while transforming the conversation about what multilingual students can do. The Consortium provides access to resources, research and reciprocal learning opportunities with other member schools.

WIDA is housed in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the oldest, largest and most productive education research centers in the world.

Consortium members have exclusive opportunities such as discounts on WIDA assessments, recorded conference and webinar presentations, and other resources to support the implementation of utilizing WIDA as a system.  

The WIDA International School Consortium boasts approximately 500 members in more than 100 countries. Explore our member list to find schools near you.

Announcement: The WIDA International School Consortium will be transitioning to a new Multilingual Learning Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in July 2023.

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What members say...

"Most people think ‘WIDA’ refers to only a test and haven't been exposed to the full use for planning, goal setting, conferencing with parents and academic instruction for ELLs. That’s where we have seen the true value: using WIDA as a system to support teaching and learning."

– WIDA International School Consortium member

Resources for International Educators

The WIDA Resource Library has many internationally focused resources for international educators.
Learn how to use WIDA resources as a system, integrate language and content learning, and build on what multilingual learners can do.
The WIDA Guiding Principles of Language Development has been translated into multiple languages to support multilingual staff and families.
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Become a Member

Join the WIDA International School Consortium, a global network of schools using WIDA resources and assessments to support multilingual learners.

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WIDA International Newsletter

Read about the latest research, program updates and global professional learning opportunities from WIDA as well as news from our member schools.

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WIDA International Professional Learning

WIDA offers a variety of professional learning opportunities to support educators of multilingual learners.

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WIDA in Global Contexts

Learn how WIDA serves multilingual students, and how educators around the world use WIDA to improve teaching and learning.