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Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Field Test: Coming to schools in early 2023

The Alternate ACCESS Field Test takes place February 14 through April 17, 2023. Browse this online guide to learn about the field test, including what everyone from district/school coordinators to test administrators needs to know before, during and after the field test.

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WIDA News January 2019

The January 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA Annual Conference last call for proposals, information about our new language-focused family engagement workshop, the question of the month and more.

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WIDA News February 2020

The February 2020 edition of WIDA News includes an interview with February's Featured Educator, a news release about a $4 million U.S. Department of Education grant recently received by WIDA, an update on the WIDA ELD Standards 2020 Edition, and information on the WIDA School Improvement System. 


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July 2018 Featured Educator: Shannon Rodriguez

Shannon Rodriguez uses the combined experiences she has had personally and professionally to support multilingual learners in Virginia.

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WIDA News December 2019

The December 2019 edition of WIDA News includes an interview with December's Featured Educator, a reminder about Standards Public Input Survey, a New Focus Bulletin on Oral Language, upcoming professional learning events and more.

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Testimonial: South America

“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.”

– EAL Program Coordinator

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September 2019 Featured Educator: Marie Hennemann

This month's featured educator, Marie Hennemann, is an ESL teacher for grades K-6 at Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary School in Frederiksted, USVI.

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