Literacy in Assessment and Data Designed for Effective Results for English Language Learners (LADDER)
LADDER is a new comprehensive program of data-driven professional development that reflects current research, theory, and practice. WCER’s World-class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium is collaborating with Wisconsin’s Cooperative Educational Service Agency #7 to develop and deliver an assessment literacy program, Literacy in Assessment and Data Designed for Effective Results for English Language Learners (LADDER for ELLs). The collaboration will create professional learning communities that use data analysis to continuously inform their decisions about curriculum, instruction, and assessment of all students, particularly English language learners (ELLs), including those with disabilities. The program will be disseminated throughout the 15 states of the WIDA Consortium.