This is a blog from the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment organization. WIDA’s goal is to advance academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators.
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The “Supporting Language Learners with Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts” module has four objectives: (1) situate the support of language learners within Wisconsin’s education initiatives; (2) review the different types of language learners; (3) gain familiarity with research on instructional needs of language learners; and (4) integrate research on language learners with standards-based instruction and assessment.
This website is a resource for the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium’s English Language Development (ELD) Standards. The WIDA ELD Standards are designed as a curriculum and instruction planning tool to assist educators in determining English language learner (ELL) students’ ELD levels and in challenging students to achieve higher levels. The WIDA ELD Standards cover: Social and Instructional language, the language of Language Arts, the language of Mathematics, the language of Science, and the language of Social Studies, for pre kindergarten through grade 12.
The Standards Implementation Framework is a guidance document for States and Districts in planning for, evaluating, and validating their standards implementation. It provides a general model to implementing new or revised content standards and represents a compilation of best practices, supported by research and lessons learned in the field.
This PowerPoint presentation discusses ways of strategically enhancing English Language Learners’ (ELLs) access to the language demands of college- and career-ready standards. The presentation provides a rationale for improved teacher professional development on the language of standards and presents resources that could be utilized by teachers to improve ELL access to the language demands of the standards.