WIDA International Assessment News

There are several international assessment initiatives underway.  Read more for details about WIDA MODEL and WIDA Screener.

WIDA MODEL-WIDA Screener Comparison Study

WIDA is conducting a research study on the relationship between the scores of WIDA Screener and WIDA MODEL within international contexts. We will analyze historical student-level data to learn more about how the two assessments function in the international context, and then use that information to create tools that can help schools better understand assessment scores.

WIDA researchers will analyze student data to compare the scores that students receive on these two distinct assessments, but we need your help in collecting student scores.  As a school that is using both the WIDA Screener and WIDA MODEL, we’re asking you to anonymously share score data on students who have taken both Screener and MODEL.  The first 20 participating schools to volunteer will receive a $200 credit for WIDA professional learning.

Qualified schools will receive follow up information, including directions on how to proceed. If you have questions about participating in this important project, please contact David MacGregor at macgregor3@wisc.edu or Jenny Hill-Wild at hillwild@wisc.edu.

WIDA MODEL-WIDA Screener Application

WIDA MODEL Online Writing Field Test

There is still time to get involved with enhancements for WIDA MODEL Online. In response to educator feedback, we are refreshing content on the WIDA MODEL Online assessment.  To do so, we are looking for schools to participate in this field study.  You do not need to be a current user of WIDA MODEL to participate in this field test; participation is completely voluntary. The test consists of two writing tasks, and it should take about 60 minutes to administer.

Educators who participate collect an extra writing sample from students during the process. In addition, WIDA offers each site that administers field tests to 20 or more students a $100 monetary incentive. If you’re interested in participating in the writing field test, please complete the application. participation interest form.

WIDA MODEL Online Writing Field Test Application

WIDA MODEL and WIDA Screener Awareness

Last month we shared information on WIDA Screener with educators who opted in to our WIDA Screener Awareness week.  Next week, September 23-27, we will be sending daily emails about, and resources for, WIDA MODEL to those who sign up.

Opt in now!