Joining WIDA allows BIE educators to home in on one set of exams and standards to measure English-language proficiency among American Indian and Alaska Native children.
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September 29, 2016
May 04, 2016
The U.S. departments of Justice and Education found that the state has failed to properly identify English-learners and prematurely labeled others as fluent in English.
April 08, 2015
Under the waiver, ELLs would take state tests but their scores would not count toward their school's overall performance until the students were proficient in English.
December 22, 2014
Federal officials granted the state's request to give its English-language learners two years in a U.S. school before counting their test scores in school grades.
December 16, 2014
The report authors contend that most English-language proficiency assessments focus on students' knowledge about English rather than their ability to use the language effectively in school.
October 23, 2014
The WIDA consortium has chosen a Minnesota company to score its new, common-core aligned English-language proficiency assessment that will debut in 2015-16.
June 26, 2014
In its request to extend its waiver from No Child Left Behind, Florida seeks to return to its previous practice of waiting until recently arrived ELLs have been in U.S. schools for two years before factoring their scores on content tests into school accountability.
June 20, 2014
The Florida state board agreed to use English-language-proficiency standards developed by WIDA, a 35-state consortium that is also developing new assessments.
June 05, 2014
English-language learners in states belonging to the WIDA consortium have been field-testing new, common-core aligned English-language proficiency assessments in speaking, reading, and writing this spring.
May 30, 2014
Foremost experts on common-core testing supports for English-learners and students with disabilities answered a range of readers' questions.