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2007 English Language Proficiency Standards, Grades 6-12

The 2007 ELP Standards for grades 6-12 reflected the social and academic dimensions of acquiring a second language that were expected of ELLs in grades 6-12 attending schools in the United States. Each ELP standard addressed a specific context for English language development.

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2007 English Language Proficiency Standards, PreK-5

The 2007 ELP Standards for grades PreK-5 reflected the social and academic dimensions of acquiring a second language that were expected of ELLs in grades PreK-5 attending schools in the United States. Each ELP standard addressed a specific context for English language development.

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2012 Amplification of the WIDA English Language Development Standards

The 2012 Amplification of the WIDA English Language Development Standards, Kindergarten-Grade 12, represented the social, instructional, and academic language students might need to engage with peers, educators, and the curriculum in schools. The 2012 Amplification included examples of how language could be processed or produced within a particular context through Model Performance Indicators (MPIs). MPIs were meant to be examples and not fixed guidelines of the language with which students may have engaged during instruction and assessment.

WIDA intends to fully retire the 2012 Amplification of the WIDA English Language Development Standards, Kindergarten-Grade 12. However, we recognize that all member SEAs have different timelines for implementation of the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition. With that in mind, the 2012 Amplification will remain in the Resource Library so that educators whose SEAs are still using it may access it as needed.

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2013 Spanish Language Development Standards

The 2013 Edition of the WIDA Spanish Language Development Standards, Kindergarten through Grade 12 is a resource for planning and implementing language instruction and assessment for emergent bilinguals who are learning academic content in Spanish. For educators using the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards, this publication will also offer information on where the SLD standards fit within the larger WIDA system for instruction and assessment and how to use the SLD standards to have a broader understanding of the linguistic profile of students.

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2015 Early Spanish Language Development Standards Resource Guide

The purpose of the E-SLD Standards is to provide a developmentally sound framework for supporting and instructing emergent bilinguals, ages 2.5-5.5. This framework aligns with existing WIDA Spanish Language Development Standards, Kindergarten through Grade 12 and simultaneously corresponds with state early learning standards. The E-SLD Standards Framework supports and facilitates the language development of emergent bilinguals through developmentally appropriate, standards-based content from preschool through Grade 12.

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ABCs of Family Engagement

This guide presents six key considerations for strengthening family engagement practices and building relationships with families.

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Academic Vocabulary Development

WIDA Video Contest Winner

Andy Mizell plans engaging instruction that scaffolds learning for the wide range of English proficiency levels in his middle school ELL class. He begins by assessing his students and collaborating with other teachers to extend his academic language instruction across subject areas.

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ACCESS for ELLs Interpretive Guide for Score Reports

This comprehensive document explains the types of scores reported by ACCESS for ELLs for students in Kindergarten and Grades 1-12.

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ACCESS for ELLs Parent Letter (Albanian)

This letter is meant to accompany ACCESS for ELLs score reports as an explanation for parents and guardians.

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ACCESS for ELLs Parent Letter (Arabic)

This letter is meant to accompany ACCESS for ELLs score reports as an explanation for parents and guardians.

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