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What is WIDA

What is WIDA?

WIDA stands for World-Class Instructional Design & Assessment, and is a consortium which provides standards and assessments for English Learners. The state of Pennsylvania is a member of the WIDA consortium along with 34 other states and uses WIDA assessments to measure growth in English language acquisition. WIDA ACCESS 2.0 is given midyear to English Learners and score reports are mailed to parents during the summer.

WIDA Resources:
WIDA Can Do Descriptors
WIDA Performance Definitions - Speaking and Writing (K-12)
WIDA Performance Definitions - Listening and Reading (K-12)