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Using active and former English learner data when creating a balanced picture of bi/multilingual students

August 19, 2022

In this article, Samuel Aguirre, WIDA Español director, provides tips for education administrators to incorporate former ELs in the review of data that informs goals and programming outcomes for bi/multilingual students.   

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La importancia de la integridad de datos en la educación de estudiantes bi/multilingües

August 19, 2022

En este artículo, Samuel Aguirre, director de WIDA Español, brinda consejos para que administradores escolares incorporen a estudiantes identificados como former ELs durante el análisis de datos que informa las metas y la programación de estudios de los estudiantes bi/multilingües. 

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Back to school 2022–23: Assess, teach, grow with WIDA

August 17, 2022

Want a quick synopsis of what you need to know to assess, teach and grow with WIDA this school year? Check out this back-to-school guide!

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Conversations with Tim: Examining how the 2020 Edition impacts multilingual learner education

August 17, 2022

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim talks to Okhee Lee, a professor of childhood education at New York University, about the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition. Together they reflect on the evolution of language standards, and how the 2020 Edition impacts multilingual learner education.

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What to know: WIDA assessments in 2022-23 school year

August 8, 2022

Learn about what’s new in 2022-23 with WIDA Screener, ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA MODEL. Plus, we tell you what you can do to make sure testing counts and how to stay in the know about all things WIDA.

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It takes more than a village: Challenging the status quo and establishing inclusive family engagement practices

July 29, 2022

In this article, WIDA Español team member Katie Rozas shares ways that schools can move away from traditional parent involvement expectations into more inclusive family engagement practices as a way of co-constructing a community that promotes a sense of belonging for all.

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It takes more than a village: Desafiando las normas y estableciendo prácticas inclusivas de participación familiar

July 29, 2022

En este artículo, Katie Rozas, miembro del equipo de WIDA Español, comparte formas en que las escuelas pueden alejarse de las expectativas tradicionales de participación de padres hacia prácticas de participación familiar más inclusivas como una estrategia para co-construir una comunidad a la que todos pertenecen.

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WIDA at work: Making accessible assessments, resources

July 13, 2022

Did you know… WIDA powers the Advancing ALTELLA project? Did you know… WIDA has a team of specialists and researchers dedicated to accessibility and accommodation work? Did you know... If you keep reading, we won’t say “Did you know” anymore. And we’ll tell you more about the work WIDA is doing to make our resources and tools accessible to all who use them.

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News Release: Grace Li joins WIDA as chief assessment officer

July 11, 2022

WIDA is delighted to share that Grace Li is the organization’s new chief assessment officer. Grace replaces Gary Cook, WIDA’s senior director of assessment, who is transitioning into a new role at WIDA.

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Featured Educators: Community Gardeners

July 11, 2022

In this edition of Featured Educator, we highlight the 2021-22 Community Gardeners, a group of experienced international educators that supported the WIDA Global Community of Practice – a yearlong professional learning pilot program focused on improving schoolwide systems for multilingual learners.

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