Students continue in the English language development program as long as they need help learning English. The WIDA assessment is given to measure students’ growth in English language knowledge and skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking each spring. A student will continue to qualify for English language development services until they meet the exit criteria on the WIDA annual assessment and transition from the program.
After students transition out of English language development services, they are monitored for the next two years to make sure they are academically successful. If exited students are struggling, they may receive additional academic support.