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WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards Essentials

Posted: May 14, 2014 / Updated: December 18, 2015
 
(Source: www.wida.us
 
 
 
 
*** This page is created as a starting point to assist educators to become familiar with the WIDA ELD standards.
 
 

About Academic Language

http://www.wida.us/aboutUs/AcademicLanguage/
  • Can Do Philosophy
  • Guiding Principles of Language Development ("The Cornerstone of WIDA's Standards")
 

Can Do Descriptors

http://www.wida.us/standards/CAN_DOs/ (range of expectations for student performance)
 
(Can Do Descriptors in English and in Spanish for each grade level cluster)
  • PreK-K 
  • Grade 1-2
  • Grade 3-5
  • Grade 6-8
  • Grade 9-12
 

WIDA's Five ELD Standards

(WIDA 2012 Amplified ELD Standards booklet, page 3)
  • Standard 1: Social and Instructional Language
  • Standard 2: The Language of Language Arts
  • Standard 3: The Language of Mathematics
  • Standard 4: The Language of Science
  • Standard 5: The Language of Social Studies
 

WIDA Complementary Strands

  • The Language of Music and Performing Arts
  • The Language of the Humanities
  • The Language of Visual Arts
  • The Language of Health and Physical Education
  • The Language of Technology and Engineering
 

College and Career Readiness for English Learners

  • Focus on oral language development
  • Literacy development across the content areas
  • Attention to genre, text type, register, and language forms and conventions
  • Use of instructional supports
 
WIDA ELD Standards Framework 
 
WIDA standards framework supports the instruction and assessment of English learners.
  • Features of Academic Language (3 performance criteria)
    • Discourse Level: Linguistic Complexity
    • Sentence Level: Language Forms and Conventions
    • Word/Phrase Level: Vocabulary Usage
  • Performance Definitions (2 sets of performance definitions)
    • Receptive Language (Listening and Reading)
    • Productive Language (Speaking and Writing)
  • Standards Matrix (organized by grade level/cluster and by language domain)
    • K
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9-10
    • 11-12
  • Model Performance Indicator (3 elements of MPI)
    • Language Function
    • Content Stem
    • Instructional Support
(Components of WIDA MPI template)
    • ELD Standard
    • Example Topic (lesson Topic)
    • Standards Connection (content standard)
    • Context for Language Use
    • Cognitive Function
    • Domain
    • English Language Proficiency Levels
    • Model Performance Indicator (MPI)
    • Topic-Related Language
     

    Search for Model Performance Indicators 

    (Based on WIDA Standards 2007 Edition)
     
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