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Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness Using ACCESS for ELLs

Research Report

Regardless of the growth model, aggregate test-score-based models of student growth require large and longitudinally connected samples of student data. When sample sizes are small it becomes impossible to reliably estimate and disentangle district, school and teacher effects from student growth data.

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Can Do Descriptors Student Name Charts, Grade 1

Template or Sample

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

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ACCESS for ELLs Online Sample Items User Guide

Guide or Manual

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

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Supporting Multilingual Students with WIDA and International Baccalaureate Resources

Focus Bulletin

This Focus Bulletin illustrates how educators in featured International Baccalaureate schools are integrating WIDA resources as they design lessons for multilingual learners.

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Os padrões do desenvolvimento infantil do idioma inglês, EDIÇÃO 2014

Este guia de recursos apresenta os Padrões E-ELD da WIDA e a Estrutura para praticantes, profissionais e pais. O guia de recursos inclui uma discussão sobre cada componente da estrutura, bem como exemplos de descritores de linguagem para cada padrão com a intenção de ajudar os praticantes a ver como os Padrões E-ELD são usados em uma variedade de contextos autênticos em ambientes de Cuidado e Educação Infantil (Early Care and Education, ECE).

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Standards Framework and its Theoretical Foundations

Guide or Manual

This document defines the theoretical foundations for WIDA's Standards Framework.

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Theoretical Framework for Early English Language Development (E-ELD)

Guide or Manual

The purpose of the E-ELD standards is to provide a developmentally sound Framework for instructing and assessing dual language learners, ages 2.5–5.5 years, which aligns with existing WIDA ELD Standards for Kindergarten through Grade 12 and corresponds to states’ Early Learning Standards. The E-ELD standards, in conjunction with the K–12 ELD standards, will provide WIDA Consortium states a consistent and congruent Framework from early preschool through 12th grade.

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The Connection: Nevada's Pre-Kindergarten Standards

Early Years Connection Series

The WIDA Early English Language Development (E-ELD) Standards were specifically developed to help support the unique language needs of DLLs, ages 2.5–5.5 years, who are in the process of learning more than one language prior to Kindergarten entry. Because language learning occurs across all areas of standards-based curricula, it is critical that ECE programs use language standards in conjunction with ELS when supporting, instructing, and assessing DLLs.

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Speaking and Writing Interpretive Rubrics

Template or Sample

The WIDA Speaking and Writing Interpretive Rubrics are analytic scales that help educators understand what students’ speaking and writing sounds and looks like at various levels of English language proficiency.

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High Quality Professional Development for English Language Learners

Research Report

This report describes key components of high quality professional development for educators of English language learners.

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