International School Consortium

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A leading global network of schools focused on educating multilingual learners

The WIDA International School Consortium is a community of accredited, PreK-12 international schools that use WIDA's research-based standards and assessments. Member schools are committed to developing inclusive programs that build on the assets of all learners, while transforming the conversation about what multilingual students can do. The Consortium provides access to resources, research and reciprocal learning opportunities with other member schools.

WIDA is housed in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the oldest, largest and most productive education research centers in the world.

Consortium members have exclusive opportunities to connect with peers at world-wide professional learning events. Attendance at WIDA International Symposia or WIDA International Workshops is reserved for educators from member schools.

The WIDA International School Consortium boasts more than 400 members in more than 80 countries. Explore our member list to find schools near you.

"Most people think ‘WIDA’ refers to only a test and haven't been exposed to the full use for planning, goal setting, conferencing with parents and academic instruction for ELLs. That’s where we have seen the true value: using WIDA as a system to support teaching and learning." – WIDA International School Consortium member

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Check out WIDA’s newest assessment for identifying ELLs.

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WIDA International Newsletter

This monthly newsletter includes the latest research, program updates and global professional learning opportunities from WIDA as well as news from our international member schools.

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WIDA International Professional Learning

WIDA offers a variety of professional learning opportunities to support educators of multilingual learners.