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This technical report aids WIDA Consortium members and stakeholders in producing imputed overall composite scale scores and proficiency levels for students who are missing scores in one or two domains due to a disability.
Published September 2020
Author: Narek Sahakyan
These guiding principles of language development and learning exemplify WIDA’s overarching foundational beliefs and ever-present Can Do Philosophy. The guide includes research citations and defines WIDA's use of the term multilingual learner.
This guide, available in multiple languages, can be used as a resource for educators to share with parents and families.Resource Details
This Focus Bulletin offers expert advice, data on 2020-21 identification rates, data templates, common scenarios and resources for school teams identifying K-12 multilingual learners for Specific Learning Disabilities.
Originally published May 2017/Updated November 2023
Author: Lynn Shafer Willner
These posters bring each of the 10 WIDA Guiding Principles of Language Development to life and can be used by educators in classrooms and with parents, families and community members. Each illustrated guiding principle is set up for printing on a color laser printer. The finished printed size is 8.5x11 inches.Resource Details View Download Now
This guide offers practical ways to apply the ELD Standards Framework into curriculum and instruction at the classroom level. Its primary audiences are content and language teachers, specialists, coaches and instructional leaders. This guide is accompanied by the Administrator Supplement that focuses on programmatic aspects of standards implementation.Resource Details View Download Now
This paper finds that many educators see the WIDA English language proficiency standards as a tool that can guide them in differentiating instruction and supporting language development among English language learners.Resource Details
Based on a U.S. Department of Education guide, these model analyses illustrate procedures a state could use to compare and contrast school-level overall and English learner accountability determinations for proficiency in reading/language arts. These examples are provided only to illustrate how a state could undertake them as part of its efforts to develop and explore a theory of action for assessment of recently arrived English learners.Resource Details
This is an example of the Individual Characteristics Questionnaire (ICQ), which is part of WIDA Alternate ACCESS. The ICQ captures characteristics of students who take Alternate ACCESS. Test Administrators will fill out the ICQ for each student and that information will be reported on the Individual Student Report. ICQ information can help educator teams make program decisions for students. Prior to administering Alternate ACCESS, download and print this example ICQ and use it to consult with Individual Education Plan (IEP) team members about students.
Disclaimer: The ICQ was designed for print. WIDA intends to take steps in the future to make a version that is web accessible.Resource Details View Download Now
This Focus Bulletin explores how interactive learning can benefit multilingual learners. Expressing and co-constructing ideas are discussed as two aspects of interactive learning that are important for the learning and wellbeing of multilingual youth.
Published December 2021
Authors: Jennifer Wilfrid, Daniella Molle
This paper examine how 18 K–12 educators from 13 states and 12 parents from two states interpret and use score reports from the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs. Educators frequently referred to the proficiency level index of the four language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and the composite domains to interpret student performance, to make school-level decisions about programming and lesson planning, and to inform district-level budgeting and professional development. Parents found the score report to be helpful, but rarely took additional actions to use its information.Resource Details
WIDA establece las bases para el éxito un aula a la vez. ¡Estamos conscientes de lo que pueden lograr los estudiantes multilingües y sus educadores! Continuamente establecemos las mejores prácticas en la industria, apoyamos la defensa estudiantil y ofrecemos oportunidades de desarrollo profesional de primera clase para los maestros. ¡Vea cómo lo hacemos!Detalles del recurso
WIDA builds the foundations of success one classroom at a time. We know what multilingual students and their educators can do! We continually establish the industry’s best practices, support student advocacy and offer second to none professional development opportunities for teachers. Watch how we work!Resource Details
This WIDA Screener for Kindergarten eSummit session recording provides an in depth look at the test.Resource Details