The WIDA U.S. Comprehensive System

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

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WIDA offers a comprehensive system of standards-based instruction and assessment of English language learners (ELLs).

Its development was 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.

The WIDA approach to collaborative, innovative education of ELLs always starts by acknowledging and building on the assets, contributions, and potential they all bring to their learning communities.

Based on research and educator expertise
Builds on strengths of language learners

Introduction to the WIDA International Comprehensive System

Download an overview of the WIDA U.S. Comprehensive system, including discussion questions. (pdf)

WIDA International System PDF



Webinar: Introduction to the WIDA Comprehensive System