The WIDA English Language Development Standards represent the social, instructional, and academic language that students need to engage with peers, educators, and the curriculum in schools.
    The Standards for English Language Development center on the language needed by English Learners in Grade levels PreK-12 attending schools in the state of Pennsylvania to succeed both socially and academically in education settings. Each of the English language proficiency standards addresses a specific context for language acquisition (social and instructional settings as well as academic language in the content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies). The framework is broken into six grade level cluster: PreK-K, Grade 1, Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. 
    Each of the five English language proficiency standards encompasses four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 
    Listening - process, understand, interpret, and evaluate spoken language in a variety of situations
    Speaking - engage in oral communication in a variety of situations for an array of purposes and audiences
    Reading - process, interpret, and evaluate written language, symbols, and text with understanding and fluency
    Writing - engage in written communications in a variety of forms for an array of purposes and audiences


     ELD Portal offers a collection of many documents fully supporting parent communication mandates. This collection of documents is available in many languages. Anyone may register for access to this site.

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