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Implementation Guide: WIDA ELD Standards Framework
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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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Administrator Supplement: WIDA ELD Standards Framework Implementation Guide

The Administrator Supplement is a companion piece to the Implementation Guide. Whereas the Implementation Guide explores ways to apply the ELD Standards Framework into curriculum and instruction at the classroom level, this Administrator Supplement focuses on strategic and programmatic aspects of standards implementation. Its audiences are superintendents, principals, directors, coordinators, coaches and those with similar responsibilities and roles.

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Collaboration: Working Together to Serve Multilingual Learners

This WIDA Focus Bulletin emphasizes the many benefits of collaboration. The collaborative approach is presented as a cyclical process with shared responsibility by educators assessing, reflecting upon, planning for and teaching multilingual learners.

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Curricular Considerations: Introduction to Collaborating Around the 2020 Edition

The WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition brings new practical ways for all educators working with multilingual learners to conceptualize the development of content and language together through asset-based, equitable, and rigorous approaches in curricular design. This session will encourage participants to think about what collaboration looks like in these contexts.

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Desarrollando el español: Authentic Spanish language development with Marco DALE

This webinar showcases the components of Marco de los estándares del desarrollo auténtico del lenguaje español de WIDA (Marco DALE).

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Educación en el mundo actual

This Focus Bulletin offers strategies for advancing equity in bilingual settings during the mundo actual of COVID-19. The bulletin emphasizes the importance of valuing multilingual learners’ linguistic and cultural diversity, using translanguaging, and leveraging technological resources.

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Published August 2020
Authors: Sam Aguirre, Erika Rosales

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English Language Proficiency Standards Grade 6 Through Grade 12, 2007 Edition

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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English Language Proficiency Standards PreKindergarten Through Grade 5, 2007 Edition

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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Guiding Principles of Language Development Bibliography

​​Complete list of references cited in the WIDA Guiding Principles of Language Development.

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Implementation Guide: WIDA ELD Standards Framework

This guide offers practical ways to apply the ELD Standards Framework into curriculum and instruction at the classroom level. Its primary audiences are content and language teachers, specialists, coaches and instructional leaders. This guide is accompanied by the Administrator Supplement that focuses on programmatic aspects of standards implementation.

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Introduction to the 2020 Edition

Members of the WIDA standards development team share a high-level overview of what’s new and exciting in the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition. Intended for SEA representatives, district leaders, and EL and content teachers.

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Introduction to the Updated Key Language Uses

One of the components of the WIDA ELD Standards Framework is the Key Language Uses (KLUs). The KLUs summarize the most prominent language uses across disciplines, helping educators organize and prioritize curriculum and instruction. Learn about the updated KLUs – Inform, Narrate, Explain and Argue.

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Introduction to the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

This video provides an introductory overview of the WIDA English Language Development Standards, 2020 Edition. It briefly highlights how the 2020 Edition is centered on equity and fosters the assets, contributions, and potential of multilingual learners.

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Keeping the Conversation Going: The Role of Interaction in Language Development

Interaction is of great importance in classrooms, where bi/multilingual students exchange ideas and contribute to a community of learners as they continue to expand their linguistic repertoire. That is why interaction is one of the six Big Ideas of the Marco DALE. In this Focus Bulletin, we explore interaction and its connection to multiliteracies and the Marco DALE modes of communication and Language Expectations. 

Published 2024
Authors: Analleli Hernández, Margo Gottlieb

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Making Connections (Connecticut)

Making Connections: Using the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards and WIDA Early Years Resources to Plan Instruction for Young Multilingual Children is a comprehensive resource that offers suggestions, tools, and sample plans for teachers who use the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards and WIDA Early Years resources to plan equitable learning opportunities for young multilingual children.

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Making Connections (Maryland)

Making Connections: Using the Maryland Early Learning Standards and WIDA Early Years Resources to Plan Instruction for Young Multilingual Children is a comprehensive resource that offers suggestions, tools, and sample plans for teachers who use the Maryland Early Learning Standards and WIDA Early Years resources to plan equitable learning opportunities for young multilingual children.

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Making Connections (Minnesota)

Making Connections: Using the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress: Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards and WIDA Early Years Resources to Plan Instruction for Young Multilingual Children is a comprehensive resource that offers suggestions, tools, and sample plans for teachers who use the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress: Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards and WIDA Early Years resources to plan equitable learning opportunities for young multilingual children.

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Making Connections (New Mexico)

Making Connections: Using the New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines and WIDA Early Years Resources to Plan Instruction for Young Multilingual Children is a comprehensive resource that offers suggestions, tools, and sample plans for teachers who use the New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines and WIDA Early Years resources to plan equitable learning opportunities for young multilingual children.

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Making Connections (Virginia)

Making Connections: Using the Virginia Early Learning and Development Standards and WIDA Early Years Resources to Plan Instruction for Young Multilingual Children is a comprehensive resource that offers suggestions, tools and sample plans for teachers who use the Virginia Early Learning and Development Standards and WIDA Early Years resources to plan equitable learning opportunities for young multilingual children.

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Making Connections (Washington)

Making Connections: Using the Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines and WIDA Early Years Resources to Plan Instruction for Young Multilingual Children is a comprehensive resource that offers suggestions, tools, and sample plans for teachers who use the Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines and WIDA Early Years resources to plan equitable learning opportunities for young multilingual children.

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