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Ch 14: World-Class Instructional Design & Assessment

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Read this series of articles to learn about the standards of World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA). These short and simple articles can be accessed at any time, and they'll show you how to use WIDA standards in the classroom.

World-Class Instructional Design & Assessment - Chapter Summary & Learning Objectives

If you need to review WIDA standards for work or an upcoming exam, check out this collection of informative articles. These articles will teach you about the following:

  • WIDA standards
  • WIDA's English proficiency levels
  • WIDA Can Do Descriptors for kindergarten through 8th grade

Resource Benefits

These articles can improve your WIDA knowledge because:

  • They're authoritative: These articles are well-researched and accurate.
  • They're convenient: The articles can be accessed on any computer or mobile device, which helps you review them whenever you have free time to read.
  • They're useful: This article collection helps you quickly learn the essentials of WIDA standards, proficiency levels and Can Do Descriptors.
  • They're concise: The articles apply a simple and easy-to-follow writing style.

7 Lessons in Chapter 14: World-Class Instructional Design & Assessment
What Are WIDA Standards?

1. What Are WIDA Standards?

WIDA standards are designed to help measure the academic progress of English language learners. Keep reading for more information on these standards and how they are used in the classroom.

How to Use the WIDA Standards

2. How to Use the WIDA Standards

What's WIDA? How does it mesh with Common Core and state standards? How do you use it? In this lesson, you will learn the basics of WIDA standards and how to use them to help English Language Learners in the classroom.

WIDA Can Do Descriptors for Kindergarten

3. WIDA Can Do Descriptors for Kindergarten

CAN DO Descriptors for kindergarten contain specific examples of tasks that students should be able to complete. Read on for more information on these standards for ELL students.

WIDA Can Do Descriptors for Grade 1

4. WIDA Can Do Descriptors for Grade 1

WIDA Can Do Descriptors for first graders include a number of tasks that ELL students should be able to accomplish. Read on for more information on how these descriptors are organized and what types of tasks they include.

WIDA Can Do Descriptors for Grade 2

5. WIDA Can Do Descriptors for Grade 2

WIDA Can Do Descriptors provide examples of classroom activities that ELL students should be able to complete at each level. Read on for more specific information on these expectations.

WIDA Can Do Descriptors for Grades 3-5

6. WIDA Can Do Descriptors for Grades 3-5

WIDA's Can Do Descriptors serve as guidelines for English proficiency by age group and grade; these help educators develop appropriate lessons, assessments and goals for their English Language Learning (ELL) students. Check out this article for an overview of the grade 3-5 Can Do Descriptors.

WIDA Can Do Descriptors for Grades 6-8

7. WIDA Can Do Descriptors for Grades 6-8

WIDA Can Do Descriptors for middle schoolers lay out a series of activities and tasks to chart the progress of ELL students. Keep reading for more information on the types of tasks that students are expected to complete and how they are organized.

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