International School Consortium Benefits
Gain access to the gold standard: WIDA's comprehensive system of English language development support
As a benefit of your membership in the International School Consortium, you gain access to the WIDA standards and assessment system. This system includes research-based standards for English language development in international contexts. Consortium members have access to assessments such as WIDA MODEL (an interim or summative assessment) and WIDA Screener (for determining English language proficiency in new students).
International schools have found that the alignment between WIDA assessments and instructional resources support a collaborative approach to integrating language and content learning. This approach includes co-planning, co-teaching and co-assessing.
You may sign up at any time and immediately start receiving benefits.
- Assessment Tools: Exclusive access to WIDA assessment tools and technical support services: only member schools may purchase WIDA Screener and WIDA MODEL.
- Online Resources: Access to a library of resources such as recorded webinars, PowerPoint slides and other instructional support materials.
- Exclusive Professional Learning Opportunities: Schools must be members of the WIDA International Consortium in order to attend a WIDA Symposium or workshop.
- Member Pricing: Members receive a significant discount on any resources in the WIDA Store.
Connections & Leadership
- International Standards: WIDA resources are used in more than 300 international schools worldwide, providing common assessment tools and proficiency standards which support student mobility.
- Global Networking: WIDA helps develop programs and practices that support teaching and learning for multilingual students. Educators share innovative practices and build a shared knowledge base across the WIDA network.
- Cohesion for School Groups: WIDA supports common operations, policies and data collection across individual schools within a foundation or educational group. It aligns teaching and learning with common assessment tools and shared asset-based approaches.
- Logo Use: Ability to display the WIDA logo on your website or in email signatures. The logo shows that you are at the forefront of international education by building on the assets of all learners.
- Research Community: Member schools are the first to learn about the latest research in teaching multilingual students. WIDA is part of the globally ranked School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, providing access to thought leaders in the field as well as research opportunities for member schools.