As we develop new content and items for the next version of WIDA MODEL, we are currently engaging with international educators in several ways. Several hundred international educators completed the MODEL survey and we have used this data to design interview questions.

We are conducting this research to better understand the ways in which educators in international schools use WIDA MODEL and what improvements the test might need. In our next phase will interview educators around the world. In the next month, we will share details about a Bias, Sensitivity and Content Review process in order to recruit participants to review new test items. The purpose of this review will be to provide feedback on test content and ensure that test items are free of material that might favor any group of students over another on the basis on gender, race/ethnicity, home language, religion, culture, region, or socio-economic status.

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