Formative Resources

WIDA has partnered with UCLA researchers Alison Bailey, Margaret Heritage, and postdoctoral fellow Sandy Chang, who are researching dynamic language learning progressions. The progressions will describe the course of language development of students, Pre-K through Grade 12, and will address both the academic and social English students need to succeed in school.

Alison Bailey notes, “DLLPs build our knowledge of where a student is placed along a developmental trajectory, why they are so placed, and what further skills the student may need to collectively inform a teacher’s instructional response to advance language learning." The language learning progressions will inform the development of formative assessment resources that will help educators monitor student growth during instruction.

For more information about the Dynamic Language Learning Progressions, visit