ASSETS: Assessment Services Supporting ELs through Technology Systems

The ASSETS project was awarded an Enhanced Assessment Grant in fall 2011 for nearly $10.5 million over 4 years to build a comprehensive and balanced technology-based assessment system for English language learners. The assessment system will be anchored in WIDA's English Language Proficiency Standards that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, will be informed by rigorous ongoing research, and supported by comprehensive professional development and outreach. WIDA will maintain its consortium approach to decision-making about the design and direction of the project and will involve the expertise of nationally renowned partners.