Participation Opportunities for Educators

Educators in WIDA Consortium member states have opportunities to directly share input with WIDA and to influence their state education agency representatives' involvement in WIDA decision-making. The following summarizes this benefit of Consortium membership for local education agencies.

Getting Involved: If you are interested in contributing, watch for more information about the following opportunities from your state education agency representatives and WIDA.

  • Surveys on various topics
  • Topical webinars
  • Focus groups
  • Bias and content reviews
  • Item writing
  • Field testing
  • Quality control reviews
  • Professional learning trainings
  • LEA Advisory Committee

Influencing the Process: Educators share ideas on a wide range of topics with their state education agency representatives who serve on various committees to impact the decision-making process and consortium-wide policies. The process is outlined below.

 

Recommendations to Decisions

 

*SEAs serve on the following committees:

  • Accessibility, Accommodations & Equity
  • Assessment Development & Implementation
  • Assessment Psychometrics
  • Communications & Customer Service
  • National Policy
  • Professional Learning
  • Research
  • Standards

Making Connections: Educators build relationships with colleagues in other WIDA member states.

Northeast Region South Region Midwest Region West Region
Delaware
District of Columbia
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
Alabama
Bureau of Indian Education
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Illinois
Indiana
Minnesota
Missouri
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Michigan
Wisconsin
 
Alaska
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Montana
Northern Mariana Islands
Nevada
New Mexico
Utah
Wyoming