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Test Administrators and District Test Coordinators can find role-specific resources in the following portals:

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Technology Coordinators can find role-specific resources in the following portal:

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Scaffolding Learning for Multilingual Students in Math

Focus Bulletin

This WIDA Focus Bulletin provides examples of specific macro-scaffolding and micro-scaffolding practices in action in a math classroom and includes guidance for developing these scaffolding practices over time.​

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Score Report PowerPoint Slides

Template or Sample

These customizable PowerPoint Slides provide an overview of scores and reports on the ACCESS for ELLs assessment. The presentation gives background about ACCESS and what student score reports mean. Educators are encouraged to use these slides at a Family Night or other opportunity to present information to parents and families.

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Spanish Language Development Standards

Guide or Manual

This is a resource for planning and implementing language instruction and assessment for emergent multilinguals who are learning academic content in Spanish.

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Spanish Language Development Standards, 2013 Edition

Guide or Manual

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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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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Standards Framework and its Theoretical Foundations

Guide or Manual

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

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STEM Discourse

Focus Bulletin

This WIDA Focus Bulletin explores ways to strengthen reasoning and language in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

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Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)

Focus Bulletin

This WIDA Focus Bulletin focuses on the needs of students who have limited or interrupted formal education. Because the vast majority of students in this group are enrolled in Grades 6 through 12, we will focus on those grade levels. However, many of the tips and suggestions can be applied in lower grade levels as well. Throughout the bulletin we will explore academic and social-emotional factors that may affect this group of students, examine the benefits of building community partnerships, address how to assess student readiness levels, and offer a checklist of considerations for instructional planning.

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Technology in the Classroom

Focus Bulletin

This WIDA Focus Bulletin addresses how English Language Learners engage with technology within the classroom.

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