WIDA MODEL - A Reliable, On-Demand Assessment Option
WIDA MODEL provides an immediate snapshot of students' English language development. This assessment is administered and scored locally, providing flexibility in assessment dates and times while providing immediate feedback and score reports. To continue providing quality assessments WIDA has undertaken multiple research projects.
From those studies we have the following reports available for international educators:
In addition to research, WIDA has invested significant effort into making the WIDA MODEL assessment better by developing new test content& with the goal to increase rigor for the reading and speaking domains as well as refresh at least half of the test content in each of the four language domains. During this extensive process, educator voice has been an important component.
- October 2018 - June 2019: Test content creation
- February 2019 - June 2019: Test content internal reviews
- April 2019: Bias, Content, and Sensitivity Reviews (US-based)
- May 2019: Bias, Content, and Sensitivity Reviews (International-based educators, a first!)
- August 2019 – January 2020: US and International Test Site Field Testing
- March 2020 - May 2020: Field Test Item Review and Selection
- June 2020 – July 2020: Operational forms User Acceptance Training
- August 2020: Release of new content in WIDA MODEL Online
WIDA MODEL helps educators with flexible, on-demand assessments that are ready whenever you are. They can be purchased today, administered when appropriate; because they are scored locally reports can be generated immediately to provide you with information about what your multilingual learners can do.