The WIDA Standards & Assessment System

The WIDA International Comprehensive System offers educators a systemic approach to educating English language learners.

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WIDA offers a comprehensive standards and assessment system to support language learners.

Our resources are based on leading research and contributions from thousands of educators who are committed to the language development and academic success of this diverse population of students.

Collaborative and innovative education of language learners builds on the assets, contributions, and potential all students bring to their learning communities.

Based on research and educator expertise

Builds on strengths of language learners


Introduction to the U.S. WIDA Comprehensive System

Download an overview of the WIDA Standards & Assessment System, including discussion questions. (pdf)

WIDA International System PDF



Webinar: Introduction to the WIDA International Comprehensive System