English-Language Learners News in Brief

Wis. Wins Assessment Grant

By Jackie Zubrzyck — October 04, 2011 1 min read

The Wisconsin education department has won a $10.5 million, four-year grant to develop an English-language-proficiency test tied to the common-core standards, the U.S. Department of Education announced last week. Wisconsin is leading a 28-state consortium that will work with the World-class Instructional Design Consortium, or WIDA, and several other partners to create an online tool to assess students’ skills in reading, writing, and speaking English.

A version of this article appeared in the October 05, 2011 edition of Education Week as Wis. Wins Assessment Grant

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