New resources for members in the WIDA International Secure Portal
WIDA provides virtual learning opportunities and resources in this members-only portal, check out the updates available to WIDA member schools.
Log in to the WIDA International Secure Portal to access these new resources and learning opportunities:
WIDA Deep Dive Webinars
Watch recordings of past webinars that feature WIDA scholars and facilitators, including the following sessions:
- WIDA Global Community of Practice: A New Opportunity for School-Based Teams
- Understanding Multilingual Learners with Disabilities
- WIDA MODEL Writing Rater Reliability: Tools to Use at Your School
- Putting the WIDA ELD Standards Framework into Action
- Supporting the Language and Communication Needs of Multilingual Learners with Disabilities
- Designing for Equitable Science Engagement for Multilingual Learners
- Choosing and Using WIDA Assessments
- MODEL Writing Reliability Guidance: This document provides an overview of the concept of interrater reliability in the context of the WIDA MODEL writing test. The guide provides tips for training raters and monitoring the scoring of student writing, including using the interrater reliability calculator provided by WIDA.
- MODEL Interrater Reliability Calculator: This resource contains a template to help schools calculate the rater agreement of educators scoring writing responses. Refer to the document “MODEL Writing Reliability Guidance” for more information about interpreting the results of this calculator.
*Reminder about the WIDA Remote Screener for grades K-12: Remote Screener is a free, temporary, solution for members of the WIDA International School Consortium in response to the challenges that COVID-19 poses. WIDA believes that this short-term, paper-format solution upholds equity for all students, regardless of their access to technology and helps to support identification of English learners. This assessment is included with your annual membership at no additional cost. You will need your membership credentials to log in to the portal. If you have questions about your login credentials, please contact the WIDA store at firstname.lastname@example.org.