WIDA Information
In November 2012, Michigan adopted the WIDA standards for English Language Learners.  The WIDA is given to students every Spring in February and March.  In order to exit the EL Program, in 2017 students were required to attain a score of 4.5 or higher overall, and a minimum of 4.0 or higher on both the writing and reading.  In addition, Michigan requires students attain grade-level proficiency on a state-approved reading assessment, such as Fountas & Pinnell or iReady diagnostic.  

More information about the WIDA can be found in the links below:

WIDA Can-Do Descriptors

Student Friendly Can-Do Statements

WIDA Access Assessment

Sample WIDA Test and Practice Items

WIDA Scoring Changes Information