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2007 English Language Proficiency Standards, Grades 6-12

The 2007 ELP Standards for Grades 6-12 reflects the social and academic dimensions of acquiring a second language that are expected of ELLs in Grades 6-12 attending schools in the United States. Each ELP standard addresses a specific context for English language development. Overall, the standards center on the language needed and used by ELLs to succeed in school.

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2007 English Language Proficiency Standards, PreK-5

The 2007 ELP Standards for Grades PreK-5 reflects the social and academic dimensions of acquiring a second language that are expected of ELLs in Grades PreK-5 attending schools in the United States. Each ELP standard addresses a specific context for English language development. Overall, the standards center on the language needed and used by ELLs to succeed in school.

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2012 English Language Development Standards

The WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards represent the social, instructional, and academic language that students need to engage with peers, educators, and the curriculum in schools. 

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2012 English Language Development Standards, International Edition

This international edition of the WIDA ELD Standards was developed in response to growing interest from educators outside the U.S. for standards and assessments that can support and document the development of academic English among their students.

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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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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 Online Sample Items User Guide

This guide explains how to use the Sample Items with students.

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ACCESS for ELLs Paper Sample Items User Guide

This guide explains how to use the Sample Items with students.

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