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Can Do Descriptors Student Name Charts, Grades 6-8

This chart allows educators to track students by their level of English language proficiency.

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Can Do Descriptors Student Name Charts, Grades 9-12

This chart allows educators to track students by their level of English language proficiency.

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Can Do Descriptors Student Name Charts, Kindergarten

This chart allows educators to track students by their level of English language proficiency.

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Can Do Descriptors, Original Edition, Student Name Charts, Grades K-12

This chart allows educators to track students by their level of English language proficiency.

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Can Do Philosophy

This document articulates the WIDA Can Do Philosophy, which expresses the foundational belief that every learner brings valuable contributions to everything they do.

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Can Do Philosophy (Video)

This video provides an overview of the WIDA Can Do Philosophy – the foundational belief that every learner brings valuable contributions to everything they do.

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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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Collaborating with States on Professional Development Planning

This study investigated a coaching process in which state educational representatives (SEAs) and WIDA staff engaged during 2012. The purpose was to enhance the quality of the professional development offered by states to their educators.

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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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Collaborative Learning for English Language Learners

This research brief reports preliminary results from a study of teachers’ successful experiences engaging ELLs in collaborative learning with peers.

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