COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 143

June 20, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards Companion Resource Document

 

As part of the Virginia Department of Education's ongoing effort to comply with requirements for implementation of the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards, a companion resource document has been prepared. The companion document is posted on the Virginia Department of Education English as a Second Language (ESL) Web page under Resource Documents for ESL Teachers and Administrators. The document contains the WIDA ELP Standards, language proficiency levels, performance definitions, and the formative and summative model performance indicators for each of the four language domains and five grade clusters.

 

Some suggested uses of this companion document are:

 

A link to the document is provided below:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/ESL/wida_elp_standards.pdf.

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Stacy Freeman, ESL specialist, at the Virginia Department of Education, at (804) 371-0778 or at Stacy.Freeman@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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