Grant & Timeline

Grant Year School Year Phase
1 2011-12 Development
2 2012-13 Pilot Testing
3 2013-14 Field Testing
4 2014-15 Pre-Operationalization

The ASSETS grant is a four-year, $10.5 million Enhanced Assessment Grant through which WIDA and the lead state, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, will develop a next generation English Language Proficiency assessment system. The full system will measure student progress in attaining the academic English necessary to succeed in school and ultimately post-secondary studies and work. It will include a computer-based language proficiency test, screener, interim assessments, and formative resources.

The new assessment system is currently in the development phase and is scheduled to be fully operational in 2015-16.

ASSETS Timeline