• WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards

    Indiana adopted the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) standards as the state English language proficiency standards in 2013. The WIDA ELD standards address the academic language English learners need in order to engage with peers, educators, and the core curriculum in all classrooms and all content areas. There are five WIDA ELD standards, which are to be implemented by all educators with English learners in their classrooms.

    The Five Standards

    The Standards provide educators with a connection between language development and academic content.

    Standard 1: Social and Instructional Language English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.

    Standard 2: Language of Language Arts English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of language arts.

    Standard 3: Language of Mathematics English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of mathematics.

    Standard 4: Language of Science English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of science.

    Standard 5: Language of Social Studies English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of social studies.

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