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WIDA Screener Family Information

On this page you will find current information regarding the WIDA Screener and the WIDA Remote Screener.

A Brief Description of WIDA Screener:

The WIDA Screener is an English Language proficiency assessment given to incoming students in Grades K–12 to assist educators with the identification of students as English Language learners (ELs). The purpose of this assessment is to help educators make decisions about whether a student is a candidate for English language support services.

Learn more about the WIDA Screener in the following document:

My child is an EL

My Child is an English Learner in English.

What can students and families expect with the WIDA Screener?

The purpose of the Screener is to provide a quick sense of what the student's English Language proficiency is in each part of language development.

This means that the Screener has 4 parts: Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing.  Each part takes up to 15 minutes to give, based on what language proficiency the student is at.

When completed and scored, this Screener provides an accurate overview of the student's ability to communicate in English.