Ask Fatima: What’s new with WIDA MODEL?

This month Fatima shares several recent enhancements to WIDA MODEL Online, WIDA’s on-demand English language proficiency assessment.

Our commitment to providing you with the highest-quality tools means that we are continuously evolving our resources to best meet the needs of students and educators. So, we’re excited to announce several recent enhancements to WIDA MODEL Online, WIDA’s on-demand English language proficiency assessment.

  • Administrator resources: A toolkit of communication and implementation resources, designed specifically to support those who coordinate implementation plans, is now available to all WIDA MODEL Online users. These resources are flexible and can be completely customized to meet the needs of your school.
  • New reports: WIDA MODEL Online accounts include Location Roster Reports, as well as Individual Student Reports (ISRs). ISRs are available in 11 languages, allowing educators to communicate about students’ progress with families and caregivers in their home languages. Additionally, new Testing Status Reports allow users to monitor each student’s progression through the assessment and track completion.
  • WIDA MODEL Online training video series: This training resource features five short, on-demand videos that provide important information about preparing for, administering and scoring WIDA MODEL.
  • WIDA MODEL + Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Linking Study: In order to support a new research project starting in January 2023 we would like to invite educators to contribute MODEL student speaking samples. Contributing schools will receive an incentive. Learn more about the study.

Email us or visit the MODEL page to learn more about how WIDA MODEL can support your school.

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