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WIDA ELD Standards Framework in the field

In the NJTESOL Annual Voices Journal, New Jersey educators explore how design features from the Key Language Uses (one of the four components the WIDA ELD Standards Framework) can be used to create classroom-based assessments of multilingual learners' oral language development.

April 2021 Featured Educator: Lisa Mendoza

“I love working with ELL students and their families. It often reminds me of my experience translating for my parents and learning in two languages,” Lisa Mendoza said about her reasons for pursuing a career in teaching.

Read the article to learn more about Lisa, an English as a second language teacher in Whiting, Indiana.