WIDA Model

The WIDA MODEL for Kindergarten is an English language proficiency test designed for children entering Kindergarten .Children who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall are administered the Listening and Speaking sections. Should your child enter during the spring of Kindergarten , he/she is administered the Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing sections. The Reading and Writing sections are adaptive and can be discontinued once a student reaches his or her performance ceiling.


Purposes of WIDA MODEL for Kindergarten is intended for use as one data source to assist in making decisions related to the identification and placement of young English language learners and in monitoring their English language growth.

As a screening tool, the information from the WIDA MODEL helps identify English language learners, determine their level of English language proficiency, and place qualified students into language education services.