WIDA Screener

The WIDA Screener is an English language proficiency assessment given to incoming students in Grades 1-12 to assist educators with the identification of students as English language learners (ELLs). The purpose of this assessment
is to help educators make decisions about whether a student is a candidate
for English language support services.

As a flexible, on-demand language proficiency assessment, WIDA Screener can
be administered at any time during the school year, depending on the needs of the district, school, teacher, or student.

The WIDA Screener is available as either a paper-based or online assessment.
Both WIDA Screener Paper and WIDA Screener Online assess the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

Grade-Level Clusters

Grade-level clusters 1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12


To learn more about WIDA Screener Paper and WIDA Screener Online, please select the relevant mode (Paper or Online). For additional questions about WIDA Screener, see this WIDA Screener FAQ.