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Choosing an Interim Assessment: Guidelines for Stakeholders

This document describes WIDA's viewpoint of the criteria for an assessment to be used as a valid interim English language proficiency assessment in support of the annual administration of ACCESS for ELLs.

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Linking Scores from WIDA MODEL Online to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

This report describes a research study conducted by WIDA to link scores on the WIDA MODEL Online tests of Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The results of the study are cut scores for each of the four language domain tests that are recommended for classifying test takers according to the levels of the CEFR.

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Rating Multilingual Learners Written Language Consistently

This Focus Bulletin explores the process of evaluating student writing, and examines how educators can consistently evaluate the written language of multilingual learners. It provides strategies for educators to support evaluations that generate focused and helpful feedback for students.

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The Value of Interim English Language Proficiency Assessment Data

In this recorded webinar, Mark Chapman, senior assessment innovation manager at WIDA, discusses the value of interim English language proficiency data and how WIDA's interim assessment, WIDA MODEL, can be used to support instruction for multilingual learners.

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Understanding WIDA MODEL Online Scale Scores in Terms of CEFR Levels

WIDA research findings show that WIDA MODEL Online scale scores can be interpreted in terms of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels. Use the tables in this document to look up students' MODEL scale scores and see the corresponding CEFR levels for each domain.

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Using WIDA MODEL in International Contexts: Findings from the 2019 Educator Interviews

This working paper presents findings from a series of educator interviews conducted to understand how schools in the WIDA International School Consortium use MODEL.

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Using WIDA MODEL to support instructional planning for multilingual learners

In this Focus Bulletin, we aim to help readers better understand how WIDA MODEL test scores may be used to support instructional planning decisions for multilingual learners and their teachers. We describe the rich resources available from WIDA to help educators understand what the test scores mean. We also explain how these resources may be used, along with MODEL test scores to help inform where multilingual learners have opportunities to further develop their English language skills.

Published February 2022
Authors: Mark Chapman, Heather Elliott, Jennifer Feldmann

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WIDA All Year Long

Learn how WIDA is more than a test! Mr. Vega is a 6th grade EAL (English as an Additional Language) teacher at an international school who works with colleagues and families to support multilingual learners. Follow Mr. Vega all year long, as he focuses on what his students can do, using WIDA resources to collaborate and plan effective learning activities throughout the school year.

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WIDA MODEL

Are you looking for an interim ELP assessment to predict student performance on ACCESS for ELLs? This flyer provides information on why you should try WIDA MODEL.

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WIDA MODEL and the CEFR

WIDA conducted a research study that linked WIDA MODEL Online scale scores to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This video discusses the research study, the findings, and the Understanding WIDA MODEL Online Scale Scores in Terms of CEFR Levels tool.

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WIDA MODEL Interpretive Guide for Score Reports

This guide is meant to assist stakeholders in understanding the scores reported for WIDA MODEL test takers in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

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WIDA MODEL Online 2020 Field Test Technical Report

The purpose of this technical report is to describe the 2020 content refreshment and field test of WIDA MODEL Online tests for grades 1–12.

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WIDA MODEL Speaking Rubric

Rubrics are analytic scales that describe various aspects of spoken and written language to help educators recognize what speaking and writing sound and look like at various levels of English language proficiency. Use the WIDA MODEL Speaking Rubric to understand the scores students earn on the assessment, analyze student performance in the classroom, and plan ways to scaffold language learning. WIDA MODEL test administrators use the WIDA MODEL Speaking Rubric to score the Speaking domain test for WIDA MODEL Online, WIDA MODEL Paper and WIDA MODEL for Kindergarten.

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WIDA MODEL Technical Report Grades 1-2 and 3-5

This 2012 report describes the development, validity and reliability of the WIDA MODEL assessment for Grades 1-2 and 3-5.

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WIDA MODEL Technical Report Grades 6-8 and 9-12

This 2012 report describes the development, validity and reliability of the WIDA MODEL assessment for Grades 6-8 and 9-12.

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WIDA MODEL Writing Rubric Grades 1-12

Rubrics are analytic scales that describe various aspects of spoken and written language to help educators recognize what speaking and writing sound and look like at various levels of English language proficiency. Use the WIDA MODEL Writing Rubric to understand the scores students earn on the assessment, analyze student performance in the classroom, and plan ways to scaffold language learning. WIDA MODEL test administrators use the WIDA MODEL Writing Rubric to assign a Writing Final score for WIDA MODEL Paper and WIDA MODEL Online.

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WIDA Speaking Rubric Kindergarten

Interpretive rubrics are analytic scales that describe various aspects of spoken and written language to help educators recognize what speaking and writing sound and look like at various levels of English language proficiency. Use rubrics to understand the scores students earn on WIDA assessments, analyze student performance in the classroom, and plan ways to scaffold language learning.

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WIDA Writing Rubric Pre-K-Kindergarten

Interpretive rubrics are analytic scales that describe various aspects of spoken and written language to help educators recognize what speaking and writing sound and look like at various levels of English language proficiency. Use rubrics to understand the scores students earn on WIDA assessments, analyze student performance in the classroom, and plan ways to scaffold language learning.

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