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WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition available

The WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition: Kindergarten – Grade 12, is now available, providing a clear and coherent structure to guide the development of curriculum, instruction, and assessment of content-driven language learning.

The framework is valuable for all K-12 teachers because it provides a connection between language development standards and academic content area learning.

This updated, comprehensive edition is centered in equity and fosters the assets, contributions, and potential of multilingual learners. With this edition, WIDA continues to break new ground to advance the field of language development in support of disciplinary learning.

The South Dakota Board of Education (now South Dakota Board of Education Standards) adopted the WIDA ELD standards in 2008. The five ELD Standards are Language of Social and Instructional Purposes, Language of Language Arts, Language of Mathematics, Language of Science, and Language of Social Studies.

The WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition provides a better explanation for educators and further defines the language multilingual learners need to engage in disciplinary learning.

Visit the WIDA ELD webpage to download the 2020 Edition, learn about professional learning opportunities, and access resources.


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