On December 10, 2009 the Colorado State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the World-Class Instruction Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards as the Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards. English Language Proficiency standards are required by Colorado state and federal law. The CELP standards exceed minimum legal requirements. Overall, the standards center on the English language needed and used by English Language Learners (ELLs) to succeed in school. They guide all educators who teach ELLs and help students’ access grade level academic content while learning English. (Read more about Colorado's English Language Proficiency Standards.)
Understanding the Colorado English Language Proficiency Standards (a.k.a. WIDA Standards):
- Resource Guide
- Performance Definitions
- Speaking and Writing Rubrics
- Features of Academic Language in the CELP standards
- Topic Map
Other resources can be found at WIDA.
Colorado English Language Proficiency Standards:
- Preschool - 5th Grade CELP Standards
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