International Newsletter: April 2019

MODEL and Screener Comparison Study

WIDA is conducting a new research study to gain understanding on the relationship between the scores of WIDA MODEL and WIDA Screener in international contexts.

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WIDA Español Language Survey

Researchers from the Center for Applied Linguistics and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are looking for bilingual educators in Pre-K through grade 12 to fill out a survey that will help gather information to understand language practices used across bilingual programs.

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New Resource from WIDA: MODEL Interpretive Guide

New resource from WIDA!

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One-Question Survey: April 2019

The One-Question Survey is an opportunity for WIDA to learn more about international contexts and for international educators to learn more about each other. Last month we asked about admissions information. This month you have a chance to tell us about your admissions assessments.

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Spotlight: Matthew Freid

Matthew Freid is the Conference Services Director in the UW-Madison School of Education Office of Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE). The PLACE mission is to create and support state‐of‐the‐art, research‐based learning opportunities for communities both locally and around the world.

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Ask Fatima: English Language Standards and MODEL Questions

As part of the Client Services Center at WIDA, Fatima answers your questions. This month Fatima answers questions about the English Language Development Standards, International Edition and WIDA MODEL.

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Featured Event: July Institute + Socializing with WIDA

As the weather in Madison, WI warms up, students, professors, researchers and community members gather from the afternoon until sunset at the Memorial Union Terrace on the shores of Lake Mendota.

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UW-Madison Student-Centered Instructional Coaching Certificate Program

Instructional coaching is a field with promise and possibility. A successful school or district coaching model can create a powerful professional learning community committed to student success.

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WIDA at International Conferences: April 2019

Registration for the 2019 WIDA Annual Conference Now Open! 

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New International Consortium Members: April 2019

Please welcome the following schools who joined the WIDA Consortium in March.

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Focus School: Accepting Nominations

Each month we invite a member school to share their WIDA story. Do you know a school that uses WIDA resources to discover what their learners Can Do?  Please share a nomination for a future WIDA Focus School. 

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Become a WIDA Focus School

Tell us about the ways WIDA has helped your school discover what your learners can do. Please contact Jenny Hill-Wild at to nominate your school – or a colleague’s – to become a Focus School for an upcoming issue of the WIDA International Newsletter.